FORT WAYNE – Fort Wayne Derby Girls are proud to bring high quality sports entertainment to Fort Wayne for the twelfth year.
The Fort Wayne Derby Girls will be kicking off their home season at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a 6 p.m. bout against the Purple Reign of Gem City Roller Derby from Dayton. After the first game, Fort Wayne’s SWAT team will face off against Gem City’s Violet Femmes. Ticketholders also get access to two junior roller derby games held during the day, beginning at 11:30 a.m.; the Fort Wayne Derby Brats will take on Cincinnati Junior Roller Derby in a double header.
Partial proceeds from the night will benefit Turnstone, a non-profit organization that provides therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities.
All bouts are family-friendly events and everyone is invited to watch the great roller derby action. Children 12 and under can enjoy the free Kids Zone, packed with games and activities for youth.
Tickets are $12 or 2 for $20 at the Coliseum Box Office. Discounted tickets are available for $7 for children (5-12) and $9 for military, seniors (65+), and college students with an ID. Children under 5 receive free admission. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.com for an additional fee. Tickets provide general admission and seats will be available on a first-come, first served basis.
Directly after the event, stop by Wrigley Field Bar and Grill on E. State Boulevard to help the Fort Wayne Derby Girls celebrate the start of a successful season. Everyone is welcome to attend the after-party to meet and mingle with both returning and new Fort Wayne Derby Girl skaters.
Fans can expect to see new talent as well as familiar faces, including returning All Star skaters Speedin’ Bayou (Chrissy Miller) who took a yearlong sabbatical and Kellie Adkins who is returning from California after conducting desert tortoise research. Fans will also see four former junior skaters, Bad Kitty (Maddi Yoder), goryJess (Jessica Green), Venom (Ashley Crager), and Tessa Marshall. These four junior graduates have competed in National Championships for the Junior Roller Derby Association (JRDA). Yoder and Marshall also competed on Team USA at JRDAs Junior World Cup and the Great Lakes Region’s Crossroads All Stars at the AAU Junior Olympics Roller Derby Tournament.
Visit www.fwderbygirls.com for more information on the team.