Behind the Scenes_LisaOur first home bout of the season is just a few weeks away, and we’d like to recognize and thank the very important people who work “Behind the Scenes” to make our bouts successful! This week we’re highlighting the our Volunteer Coordinator, Lisa Finch!
1.) How did you become involved with the MAD Girls and how long have you been helping out?
“I became involved with the MAD Girls when my sister Whindy Q joined the team. I’m not a skater, but the team needed some volunteers for home bouts, so I decided to help out. It turned out they needed a person to handle Volunteer Coordination, so here I am! I have been helping out since the very first home bout.”
2.) What do you do for the team as a volunteer coordinator?
“My primary job as the VC is to make sure that both teams are signed in and that all waivers are filled out completely and accounted for for legal purposes. I also check in all other volunteers, the vendors, halftime performers, team, and medical crew. I work closely with the Verizon Wireless Center staff to ensure that all volunteers are trained in efficiently and are taken care of during the bout. I make sure that the opposing team knows where their locker room is and where all vendors, medical crew, volunteers, and other team support staff can find their respective rooms.”
3.) What do you love most about roller derby?
“I love the atmosphere of roller derby. I am not a person who can go out and slap on skates, but I can make sure that an event is well organized and legally compliant!”
4.) Why should people volunteer to help out at bouts?
“Volunteering is an activity that is close to my heart and keeps you grounded in the community. You get to see the community come in and support something that is new and gives back so much to Mankato. Watching the kids come on the track after a bout to meet all the skaters is the most adorable scene ever, and I love helping out with that. Plus, volunteering is a great way to keep that resume polished and to make contacts within the area!”
We couldn’t do it without our amazing crew of volunteers at every home bout! If you’re interested in volunteering at any of our events this season, please fill out our volunteer sign up form.
Otherwise, be sure to get your ticket to our home opener bout on Saturday, April 25 at the Verizon Wireless Center! Season tickets are now available: $37 for trackside or $22 for general admission!