When: Thursday, Jan. 2: Noon - 5 & 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Rollarena Skating Center, 849 Stevens Dr., Richland, WA
Cost: $7 admission which includes traditional roller skates
Who: This event is open to all ages
All admission and concession proceeds for Thursday Jan. 2 will be donated to My Friends’ Place, a homeless shelter for teenagers. This fundraiser has become a tradition for Rollarena since its 60th anniversary six years ago when all proceeds for that event were donated to this organization. Over $29,000 has been raised over this time.
My Friends’ Place, part of the Safe Harbor Organization, is Southeastern Washington’s first safe overnight sanctuary for homeless teens. My Friends’ Place is currently providing immediate basic human survival needs for youth on the streets. It provides warm meals, showers, laundry, and a safe place to rest, for youth ages 13 through 17.
Rollarena Skating Center has been providing entertainment for the Tri-Cities for over 60 years. It conducts public skating sessions and private parties for schools, churches, clubs and businesses. It also has birthday party packages and a skating lesson program.