ROCK Granted 501(c)3 Nonprofit Status

Roller Derby of Central Kentucky, (ROCK) is pleased to announce that it is now officially a public charity with tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions and donations made to ROCK are fully tax-deductible retroactive to April 1st, 2019.  ROCK is now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve and engage the Central Kentucky community. 

"Obtaining 501(c)3 charitable status has been a longtime goal for ROCK," says League President Laurent Payne, a.k.a. Skate Beckett.  "We are excited about the ability to focus on training and empowering amazing athletes through the sport of roller derby, while continuing to serve other charitable organizations who share our goals of inclusivity and enrichment.  We appreciate the continued support of the Central Kentucky region over the last 12 years and look forward to a future of exciting roller derby action and community service, with less focus on the bottom line."

The IRS letter granting ROCK its 501(c)3 tax-except status is available upon request.  Donation inquiries can be sent to