Fort Wayne Derby Girls Shut Out Nashville
(March 30, 2009) On Saturday, March 28, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls hosted their 3rd bout of the 2009 season at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in front of another sell-out crowd. 1,100 fans came out to support the local non-profit sports organization and witness two nail-biting victories as Fort Wayne’s SWAT Team defeated Nashville’s Brawl Stars 64 to 59 and Fort Wayne’s All Stars, the Bomb Squad, defeated Nashville’s All Stars 77 to 73, both in the final jams. The two Fort Wayne teams now boast a 3-0 record for 2009, and the Bomb Squad’s performance thus far this season promises to secure them a spot at North Central Regionals in September.
Tickets are now on sale for the last home bout of the 2009 season at the Coliseum.
Saturday, April 11 vs. Steel City Derby Demons, Pittsburgh, PA
All events are doubleheaders between the league’s all-star and junior varsity teams. The junior varsity plays first, starting at 6:00 p.m. For current rankings and a complete list of rules, visit www.wftda.com. To find out more about your local derby girls, visit www.fwderbygirls.com.
About Fort Wayne Derby Girls Inc.
Roller derby, once a common sport in mid-’70s, has staged a comeback. Fort Wayne is at the pinnacle of Indiana’s roller derby resurgence. Since October 2005, the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization, has raised $31,000 for local women’s and children’s charities. Charities benefiting from its efforts include: SCAN, Erin’s House, Charis House, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Hoosier Burn Camp, Great Lakes Burn Camp, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity- Women Build, Easter Seals ARC, Turnstone Center for Disabled Children, Victim’s Assistance Program, Make A Wish Foundation, Black Pine Animal Zoo, Ft Wayne Women’s Bureau and Crossroad Children’s Home.
Story by Miss Jane Redrum
Photos by Doug Dalton