Minnesota RollerGirls present THE ELEVENTH WIND (April 25)
The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) All-Stars will take on their Midwest rivals, Chicago's Windy City Rollers All-Stars, on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The night will begin with a B-team bout between the Windy City Rollers' Second Wind and the MNRG's Minnesota Nice, followed immediately by the main event between the Windy City Rollers All-Stars and the MNRG All-Stars.
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. Check out the live half-time show featuring A Hard Day's Night, 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 $81,000 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's door charity is Women of Nations. Women of Nations provides culturally specific emergency services and support to all who have experienced trauma and domestic, sexual, and dating violence, and empowers Native American communities to put an end to all forms of violence through education and prevention.
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.