Minnesota RollerGirls Home Season Kicks Off Oct. 18

It's finally here! The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) are all geared up for another year of hard-hitting roller derby as the 11th home season opener kicks off Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul. The MNRG are hosting their second annual Fresh Meat Tournament, where each of the four Minnesota RollerGirls home teams will face off, round-robin style, in a home team mini-tournament.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first 200 fans to arrive will receive a limited edition t-shirt. Get there early for face-painting, activities in the lobby and a pre-show by the fine folks at Trivia Mafia. Live half-time show entertainment will feature Tubby Esquire. After the bout, join the Minnesota RollerGirls at Camp Bar in Saint Paul for the official after-party.

General admission tickets to the bout are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. General admission floor-level tickets may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Ax-Man Surplus (St. Paul and St. Louis Park), Crafty Planet, Derby 4 All, Electric Fetus, Groveland Tap, HealthSource of St. Paul, Pizza Lucé (all metro locations) and St. Croix Scuba & Snorkeling. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster.com or the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office. Visit mnrollergirls.com for more details.

The MNRG are unpaid professionals and donate proceeds from each bout to charity. To date, the MNRG have donated more than $76,000 to local charities and organizations. They are extremely proud to continue their reach by donating all monetary proceeds from this bout to the Ann Bancroft Foundation. The Ann Bancroft Foundation and its donors fund the "Let Me Play" sports and fitness grants, which "increase girls' participation in sport and organized fitness activity by eliminating cost as a barrier."

The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) organization is a six-team, all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded on Aug. 31, 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), comprised of 260 leagues across the nation, in addition to 104 apprentice leagues. Every Minnesota RollerGirl is held to the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by WFTDA. The MNRG is governed by the skaters, for the skaters. Skaters are not paid and a portion of the proceeds raised by the league is contributed to local charities.