Last night, the hard work of CNYRD and the support of our awesome fans paid off for the YWCA of Mohawk Valley. Little Bastard, the league's Chairwomen, presented a donation of $1230 to Natalie Brown, the Executive Director of the YWCA, in front of the Mayor of Utica and the marchers gathered for Take Back the Night.
Over the 2010 season, the league collected one dollar from each ticket sold at our home bouts at the JFK Civic Arena in Rome to put toward our end-of-the-season donation to the YWCA's domestic violence programs. Little Bastard, addressing the crowd last night, explained that we selected the YWCA because both CNYRD and the YWCA share a commitment to the empowerment of women. And it was fitting that we were able to present our donation at Take Back the Night because the annual march is devoted to stopping sexual assault and abuse. Frisky Whiskey, Mean Squeak, Willa Crasher, Doris Doomsday, and Cereal Suicide presented the check with Little Bastard.