Our THANKSGIVING THROWDOWN is happening on Saturday, Saturday, Saturday! This double-header is your last chance to see roller derby in 2014, and it's sure to be a night you'll want to mention in your family holiday letter. The Coliseum Pavilion doors will open at 5 to give you plenty of time to check out our Merch table and other vendors, grab a snack, and snag a great seat before team intros and the national anthem.
At 6pm your magnificent Gate City All-Stars go up against the Little City Roller Girls who will be visiting our fair city all the way from Johnson City, Tennessee. Gate City has had an incredible season, beating higher-ranked teams in the the last two bouts. Come see whether they can lay the smack down yet again!
Then, at 7:30, our Greensboro Counterstrike will take on the G.I. Janes from Mount Holly, NC. The Janes are a fairly new league, just formed last year. As you know, Counterstrike is in its inaugural season. These two new teams both want this win and they are well-matched. Who will come out on top?
We support a local charity or non-profit at every bout. This time a portion of our proceeds will go to Ruff Love Rescue, a non-profit no-kill dog rescue and foster care organization dedicated to the care of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs. This weekend is your chance to support local roller derby AND local dogs in need, all while having fun with friends.
Tickets at the door are $10 ($8 for military/senior/student, $5 for kids ages 8-12) but I know you're dying to buy your tickets RIGHT NOW. And guess what! You can do that and you'll even save some money! We sell tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. Or, if you're lucky enough to know a roller girl personally, she'll be happy to hook you up.
Here are a couple other exciting things: This bout will be the first ever for Daisy Chainsaw, #1953. Look for her kickin' booty and takin' names in the Counterstrike v. G.I. Janes game! And remember Johnny Appleseed, one of your favorite Battleground Betties? The Throwdown will be her first bout with Counterstrike. Don't miss her feisty hits!
Awwwww, guys.... you're going to miss us so much over the holidays! You'll be so sad you might not even be able to enjoy your turkey and presents and family togetherness time. So be sure to join us this weekend and get your fill of speedy, skillful, hard-hitting derby excitement. It's all in the name of end-of-year joy. See you Saturday!