Fort Wayne Derby Girls to Host Season Opener on January 9, 2010
(December 15, 2009) The Fort Wayne Derby Girls, a non-profit, semi-professional roller derby league, is gearing up for its fifth season in Fort Wayne and second at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. The league kicks off its season on January 9, 2010, in a double-header event against Windy City’s The Fury and The BrewCity Bruisers. The doors open at 5pm and the first bout, featuring Fort Wayne’s SWAT Team vs. Windy City’s The Fury, will start at 5:30pm, with the headlining bout featuring Fort Wayne’s All Stars, the Bomb Squad, vs. The BrewCity Bruisers All Stars from Milwaukee, WI, to follow. Tickets for the event are $10, plus Ticketmaster fees, or 2 for $20, and can be purchased at the Coliseum box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000.
Tickets are now on sale for all 2010 bouts at the Coliseum.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming bouts:
SWAT Team vs. Circle City Socialites, Indianapolis, IN
Bomb Squad vs. Hammer City, Hamilton, ON
SWAT Team vs. Bleeding Heartland’s Code Blue Assassins, Bloomington, IN
Bomb Squad vs. Bleeding Heartland’s Flatliners, Bloomington, IN
SWAT Team vs. Rockford Rage, Rockford, IL
Bomb Squad vs. Gem City All Stars, Dayton, OH
Spring Roll Tournament, featuring Bomb Squad vs. Naptown Rollergirls from Indianapolis, IN, as the headlining bout
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 $41,000 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.
For more information, contact Miss Jane RedRum Public Relations Committee, at (260) 312-7343 or firstname.lastname@example.org.