Who would invite a Rat into their restaurant? Chef/author John Howie would, and with open arms. Of course, the Rats do have to meet certain standards – they should be female and on roller skates. Howie has invited The Rat City Roller Girls into SPORT Restaurant & Bar as co-hosts for a night of sips, snacks and signings to raise funding and awareness for DAWN, the Domestic Abuse Women’s Network. The event will be held on Friday, May 4 from 7 to 9 pm and tickets will include admission, two signature cocktails inspired by the Rat Pack, light appetizers, an opportunity to meet some of the team stars and a raffle for great prizes. Priced at $20 per person, $5 from each ticket will go to Dawn as will all of the proceeds from the $5 raffle tickets.
“The Roller City Rat Girls are an amazing group of female athletes,” says Howie. “They exert the same amount of energy to community outreach as they do to competing (which is considerable!). We are very excited to partner with them on this event as DAWN is a charity we both feel strongly about assisting.”
DAWN’s mission is to lead and support efforts in south King County communities to end domestic violence by providing the critical services and education for survivors to make informed choices about their future and engaging communities to raise awareness and take action.
To get things rolling, guests can purchase advance tickets over the phone by calling SPORT at (206) 404-7767 or in person at the restaurant, located at 140 – 4th Ave. No., Suite 130, Seattle 98109. Rat City fan favorite team members will attend in full regalia and be available for signings and fan photos. Tickets are limited.