For April, the Santa Cruz Derby Girls chose the Homeless Services Center as their featured non-profit. In addition to featuring them at the April Harbor Hellcats bout, where a portion of the night’s proceeds was donated to the organization, a number of League members helped out at their annual Soupline Supper & Benefit Auction. Our job was to capture the event on video to highlight the work that the league does in the community and to give additional exposure to the non-profit in the process.
The Soupline is HSC’s largest fundraising event of the year and features soups, breads and desserts from over 25 of Santa Cruz’s finest restaurants. Each year, local “celebrities”, including political figures and well-known members of the community, serve up the soup. And this year was no exception with the Derby Girls counted among the local celebs. League members donned in uniforms and other SCDG apparel headed down to the Cocoanut Grove poured beverages and assist with the night’s auction. This year’s event was another huge success and the league members that participated had a great time.
Tam shot the video with Susan interviewing HSC staffers and skaters, and even got to sample some of the yummy soups. The short piece (the second time we’ve created a video for HSC—the first time in 2009) is now streaming on the Tam Communications’ YouTube Channel.