Introducing new sponsor Sweetwaters and a new way to support A2D2

We're proud to welcome our newest sponsor, Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea! Say thanks to them for supporting A2D2 and lend us a hand by heading to their Ypsilanti location and buying one of their breads or pies baked by Crust. Ten percent of your purchase made today (April 26) through May 2 will benefit A2D2!

You can also mark your calendars for these future bread & pie fundraisers:

  • May 17-23
  • June 14-20
  • July 19-26
  • August 16-23
  • September 26-October 3

Want to learn more about our current sponsors, or become one yourself? Visit the Sponsorship section of our website or contact our Sponsorship chair for more information!

Posted on April 26, 2015 .

Don't forget to register for A2D2's Derby Dash Fun Run

Our first-ever fun run is just around the corner, and it's gonna be a great time for the whole family! Be sure to register online through Friday, April 24 to save a few bucks, or register for full price on the big day, Saturday, April 25.

Need another reason to register? The 1mi event is free to all children 12 and younger, and they'll receive certificates for participating! Get all of the details in our Events Calendar.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Dine to Donate Saturday, March 28 benefits Brawlstar tournament travel

As you know from our apparel and mug sale, the Brawlstars are working hard to raise funds for their travel to tournaments around the country this summer. Learn more about that in this earlier post, then head to the Aubree's location in Depot Town 12-9p Saturday with this flier (printed out, or displayed on your mobile device), and 15% of your bill will support the Brawlstars!

Click the image to view full-size.

Posted on March 21, 2015 .

Support the Brawlstars' tournament dreams by buying special swag!

Leading up to our 2015 season, there's a saying circulating among the Brawlstars:

2013 was practice
2014 was the warm-up
2015 is game time

Currently ranked #85 in the world, A2D2's premier travel team is setting its sights on the biggest and best season yet! In addition to a packed schedule of home bouts — details coming soon — the Brawlstars are amping up their presence on the tournament circuit.

But none of this comes for free. While we have wonderful sponsors, their generosity doesn't cover travel expenses. So the Brawlstars are calling on you, dear fans, to give the financial boost they need to take the team to the next level. How can you help? Purchase a special T-shirt, tank, or mug sporting a special Brawlstars slogan.

Take a closer look at this exclusive merch by clicking the images at the top of the post, and then visit the order page at Shirt Razor. Questions about sizing? See the t-shirt size chart and tank top size chart.

Here's how your purchase will benefit the Brawlstars: This May, the Brawlstars take their first trip to the west coast, joining more than 35 teams representing WFTDA, MRDA (men's derby), and junior derby from around the world at The Big O in Eugene, Oregon. And the following month, they head to Milwaukee for their second run in the Midwest BrewHaHa  — at the 2013 event they made a commanding first impression on the national/global derby community, besting Ohio Roller Girls' Gang Green in one of the most exciting bouts of the tourney.

All told, they'll be rubbing elbow pads with seven of the top ten WFTDA leagues in the world — Gotham Girls, Rose City, Bay Area, Victorian, Texas, Minnesota, Denver — plus dozens of other leagues on the rise.

Place your order NOW via Shirt Razor!
Questions? Email Jacky O'Bashes: tonya.oneill6@gmail.com

Thank you for supporting the Brawlstars!

Posted on February 27, 2015 .

Introducing the Derby Dash Fun Run

You may think A2D2 is all about the skates, but when it comes to cross-training, we love to get out and run. And now, we invite you to join us off-skates in our first-ever walk/run event! The Derby Dash Fun Run is open to folks of all ages, and it takes place on a flat, fast course at Ann Arbor's beautiful Gallup Park!

Be there Saturday, April 25! Online registration is open now through April 24, and you may also register in person at the event. We can't wait to see you there.

More info in the Events Calendar.

Posted on February 15, 2015 .