Looking for a family fun good time for Memorial Day weekend to help out a good cause?

LeFlore County Roller Derby will present Memorial Day Mayhem as the Oklahoma Victory Dolls take on the Maidens of Mayhem at 5 p.m. May 27 at Skate-Reation, 103 Hughes Drive in Poteau. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. Seating is limited, so attendees are encouraged to bring a chair.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit Pervasive Parenting Center or C.P.R.C., a community outreach service helping families with autistic children.

This is the third fundraiser led by the Derby in partnership with the C.P.R.C., according to Kodey Toney, director of the center. He said the event started when he was contacted by a few members of the league.

"I had worked with some of the girls with their own children, and they were interested in helping out," Toney said. "We were honored to be a part of it."

One of those Derby girls is team captain and six-year veteran Kayla Angel.

"The folks at Pervasive Parenting have helped my son, who is on the (autism) spectrum, as well as me as a mother, understand that my child isn't handicapped," Angel said. "He just gets from A to B on a different route than you or I."

Toney and his wife, Jennifer, started the C.P.R.C in 2014 after finding that information on autism can be hard to come by in rural Oklahoma. When their son had been diagnosed at age 3, Toney knew very little about autism himself, so he began doing research. His research led him to helping other families learn about local programs and resources.

The C.P.R.C. is partially funded from a grant through the U.S. Dept. of Special Education Programs, but Toney said fundraising events like Memorial Day Mayhem are relied on heavily. The Derby has raised more than $900 from the past events. The money goes to help parents better understand their children and become their advocates. The center also offers "Sibshops" that aim to help siblings of children with disabilities learn to cope with an autistic diagnosis.

The outreach services extend to four counties in Oklahoma: Latimer, LeFlore, Sequoyah and Haskell.

"We provide Sensitive Santa each December in all four counties," Toney said. "These are just a few of the reasons that we use the funding.

"The main goal is to help families living with disabilities provide the best possible life they can for their family members," Toney said.

Annah Hamm, assistant captain for the LeFlore County Roller Derby, said raising money for the C.P.R.C. makes her happy as she too has a child with autism. She and Angel said audiences can expect fast-paced, family fun with some hard hits.

"They will see players from opposite teams hugging and giving high fives after knocking each other down," said Angel. "Mainly, they will see a group of women from multiple walks of life coming together for each other and their community. All in the name of Derby."

Both the Derby and the C.P.R.C. are accepting volunteers if anyone is interested in helping out. To get involved with the C.P.R.C., visit www.pervasiveparentingcenter.org. Donations can be made there, and scholarships for autistic students looking to further their education are available. Visit the LeFlore County Roller Derby page on Facebook for information about the group.