Minnesota RollerGirls Present PACK MENTALITY on Feb. 7
It's playoff time! The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) home teams are facing off once again on Saturday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. in The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. First up, the Dagger Dolls take on the Atomic Bombshells, followed by the Rockits versus the Garda Belts. The winners of these two bouts will move forward to the Home Team Championship and a chance to win the coveted Golden Skate trophy!
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 and activities in the lobby. The pre-show will feature Special Olympics Minnesota. Check out the live half-time show featuring Koo Koo Kanga Roo, and after the bout join the Minnesota RollerGirls at O'Gara's Bar & Grill in Saint Paul for the official afterparty.
General admission tickets to the event are $13 in advance and $15 at the door. 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 at 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. Their season long charity is the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Let Me Play Grant which funds athletic and dance equipment or participation fees for girls ages five through high school graduation, giving them the opportunity to be part of a team, build strength and confidence, and push themselves farther - on the field and off. This bout, they will have two door charities for the evening. Their first charity is Living Well Disability Services which provides exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities. All proceeds collected at the Black Eye Booth will go to Living Well. In addition, they will be collecting monetary donations or gently used winter hats, gloves, mittens and scarves for youth and teens in support of Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless.
The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) organization is an all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded in August 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.