Our Mission

We encourage community involvement from all socioeconomic groups in Fort Wayne and its surrounding communities. The league embodies the strength, courage, and vitality of Fort Wayne and also provides another form of semi-professional athletic entertainment in the Summit City. The team that represents Fort Wayne in national competitions and is nationally ranked within the WFTDA. Since May 2006, we have donated over $155,000 to local women and children’ s charities. Some of the charities that have benefited include: Gigi’s Playhouse, Healthier Moms and Babies, Cancer Services of NE Indiana, Hoosier Burn Camp, Camp Watcha Wanna Do, A Day Away, Family and Children Services, Boundless Playground, Habitat for Humanity’ s Women Build, Turnstone, SCAN, Kid’ s Law, Easter Seals, Noble House, Community Harvest Food bank, Paul’s Place and many more.

Who Are We?

FWRD is a not-for-profit sports corporation that is owned and operated by its members. We are an all-volunteer organization that is fully funded by our skaters, sponsorships, and donations made by generous individuals and businesses in the NE Indiana community. We are working hard to bring full contact sporting action to our regional and national fans, as well as have it recognized as a favorite local and national sport. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the country. We are proud to be the first to bring it to Indiana. We work hard to give back to the community through fundraisers, donations, and other charitable events and continue connecting with other local groups, bands, businesses, artists, and charities.