Ithaca roller derby family rallies to support one of their own

January 11, 2014

There's a benefit this Saturday night at the Ithaca League of Women Rollers practice space in Lansing to raise funds for the family of Ithaca SufferJets player Rebecca Root. The Greene resident lost her husband on Christmas. 

Joe and Rebecca Root and their kids. Photo provided by ILWR.Joe and Rebecca Root and their kids. Photo provided by ILWR.The benefit, from 7pm to midnight on Saturday, January 11th, will feature music, a raffle, a silent auction, and food. Tickets at the door are $10, and all funds will go directly to Rebecca and the couple's three kids.

Donations are also being accepted online for the family. Over $11,000 has been collected to date. Organizers say the event is family-friendly until 10pm, and alcohol will be available after that time. 

The benefit is being held at the East Shore Skate Park in Lansing, at 2079 East Shore Drive, behind the Rogues Harbor Inn.

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