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Minnesota Roller Derby: Sweet Sixteen at Roy Wilkins Auditorium Nov. 9
Minnesota Roller Derby (MNRD) will begin the battle for the Golden Skate on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium. First, the Atomic Bombshells will take on the Dagger Dolls, followed by the Garda Belts battling the Rockits.
Doors open at 6 p.m. The first 200 fans to arrive will receive a limited-edition t-shirt. Come early to watch a pre-show bout featuring MNRD's very own Minnesota Frostbite. The Minnesota Frostbite is a competitive roller derby team for skaters under the age of 18. Don't miss their sweet skating skills and athleticism!
Head down to the track at halftime for a live performance by She Rock She Rock, a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and non-binary folk through music. After the bout, join Minnesota Roller Derby for the official after party at Stacked Deck Brewing Company in Saint Paul.
General admission tickets to the event are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Tickets are available at local outlets, Ticketmaster.com and the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office. Children age 9 and under receive free general admission. Visit mnrollerderby.com for more details.
Community involvement is a core belief that makes Minnesota Roller Derby who they are. They believe in community and work to better theirs through volunteering and donations. In that spirit, each bout they honor a bout charity and door charity.
All season long, their bout charities are the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Let Me Play Grant Program, which funds athletic and dance equipment or participation fees for girls ages 5 through high school graduation, and JustUs Health. JustUs Health fights to end HIV and reach health equity for LBGTQ and HIV-positive communities.
In addition to their bout charity, they collect items at the door to support a door charity. Proceeds from their Tattoo and Team Spirit Booth are also donated to this worthy cause. This month, their door charity benefits Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). MACV exists to directly help veterans and their families affected by homelessness or those in danger of becoming homeless.
They'll be collecting items for MACV at the door. Bring items for the move-in kits such as laundry soap, spatulas and kitchen utensils, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, blankets, paper towels, pot holders, bath towels, laundry baskets and bed sheets for a $2 ticket discount and to support MACV. To see a complete list of donation items, visit the event page.
ABOUT MNRD: Minnesota Roller Derby (MNRD) is a six-team flat track roller derby league committed to empowering women, non-binary and gender-expansive folks. Originally founded as Minnesota RollerGirls on Aug. 31, 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, Minnesota Roller Derby is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota Roller Derby skater is held to the highest standards of
sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and by WFTDA. MNRD 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.
Contact: [email protected] | Maulnavia! 262-909-2857 | Val Kyrie 763-232-8506