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Minnesota RollerGirls present SILENCE OF THE JAMS

Minnesota RollerGirls home season action is underway as they host THE SILENCE OF THE JAMS on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul. This doubleheader event marks the beginning of a season-long battle for the coveted Golden Skate trophy. The night kicks off with the Rockits taking on the Dagger Dolls, followed by a repeat of last season's championship matchup between the Garda Belts and Atomic Bombshells.

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 preshow by the Heartbeat Performing Arts Center. Check out the live half-time show featuring the American Scarecrows, and 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 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 5 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. Each bout, they select one worthy cause as their door charity for the evening. This bout's charity is the  Best Friends Animal Society, an organization committed to reducing shelter pet deaths to zero.   

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.