ABOUT THE ROANOKE RAMPAGE
The Roanoke Rampage Fire and Police Football Team is made up of professional fire, police, EMS and public safety workers throughout Roanoke and the New River Valley. The Roanoke Rampage football team was formed to raise money for local charities while playing competitive football in the National Public Safety Football League (NPSFL). All players, coaches, and team assistants are strictly volunteers.
Our primary mission as part of the NPSFL is to raise money for local charities. The Local charity that the Roanoke Rampage has chosen to donate to this year, is Bigs In Blue in Roanoke, Virginia. Bigs in Blues provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professional supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The Roanoke Rampage will also donate to other charities throughout the year.
To read more about the NPSFL league, visit http://www.npsfl.com
ROANOKE RAMPAGE'S RECENT CHARITIES
Bigs in Blue
A Bigs in Blue is built on the belief that trust and understanding in the community are developed one relationship at a time. Many children see law enforcement officers solely as authority figures, not as regular people. Bigs in Blue will enable youth to bond with caring, supportive officers.
Straight Street is a place where a teenager can hang out, meet friends and find someone to help them with their problems. Straight Street is more than a youth center, it is a safe place for youth to get help for them and their family.
Straight Street offers several different ministries such as:
A drop in center for middle school and high school youth on Saturday nights (volunteers needed to hang out with the teens and to serve in the diner)
Teen MOPS (working with young single moms)
Prison Fellowship Mentoring(mentoring a child who has a parent that is incarcerated)
Chaplain Services for Corner Springs Juvenile Detention Center
Addy Grace Foundation
Addy Grace Foundation is focused on raising awareness of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Their mission is to help build relationships and be a source of encouragement to families affected by SMA. The AGF grew out of our struggle to come to grips dealing with a child diagnosed with SMA. Early in her life Addy Grace did not meet the milestones that mark normal child development. Several doctors and tests later we had a diagnosis. SMA type 1, also called Werdnig-Hoffmann Disease. The diagnosis of this disease is almost always made before 6 months of age.