Hansens’s Eastlake Skate Center was filled yesterday with crowds of people eager to watch the first home match of the Bone City Rollers, a new and talented roller derby team established 10 months ago in Warsaw, versus the Dire Skates of Richmond, Ind.
Yesterday’s bout ended with the Bone City Rollers taking the win with score of 174 to 60. The team celebrated alongside their competitors and fellow skaters the Dire Skates after the match with an after party held at Aloha Bar.
According to skater Megan Dinse, also known by her derby name of “Mouthy Magpie”, the newly formed team focuses on two primary ideals: philanthropy and true athleticism. Dinse explained that since the team’s inception, the girls of the team have logged a total of 187 and a half volunteer hours.
“We are serious athletes trying to help our community.” explained Dinse. Dinse stated that proceeds raised from yesterday’s bout will help benefit Heartline Pregnancy Center of Warsaw. The team has also worked to assist Fellowship Missions, the Animal Welfare League and Rudy’s Dog Park.
“We are a women’s flat track roller derby team based in Warsaw…” states the team’s website. “…We strive to be strong athletes that exemplify teamwork on the track. Off the track, we are dedicated to serving our community by donating our time and resources to local charities. The team’s next bout will be at Hansen’s Eastlake Skate Center on Saturday, Oct. 18, versus the South Shore Roller Girls. We are a women’s flat track roller derby team based in Warsaw, IN, the orthopedic capital of the world! We strive to be strong athletes that exemplify teamwork on the track. Off the track, we are dedicated to serving our community by donating our time and resources to local charities.