Rocktown Rollers's Fan Box

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The End Is Near...

The last home bout of the Rocktown Rollers 2011 season is almost here!

This bout is a double header! The Black Rose Rollers of Hanover, Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Roller Girls of Boone, North Carolina have arranged to meet in Harrisonburg for a bout followed by your Rocktown Rollers taking on the New River Valley Rollergirls of Christiansburg, Virginia for this year's Battle of the Burgs!

The bout is Sunday, September 11. We will be honoring all public safety employees as well as military both active and veteran.

Pre-sale tickets are $7 and tickets will be $10 at the door. There is a discount for military & public safety. Please contact or for details.

Tickets are available through Midtowne Market and the Artful Dodger in Harrisonburg, with your favorite roller girl throughout the Shenandoah Valley, and online with Brown Paper Tickets.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

We're Out There And We're Lovin' It!

Part of being a Rocktown Roller is committing to community service. We are a non-profit corporation and one of our values is to give back to the community in which we live!

We do this a number of different ways:

1. We give a portion of our proceeds from every bout to a designated charity. 15% of the proceeds from our April bout went to Mercy House, a local charity designed to help families get back on their feet. At our May bout, we gave 15% of the proceeds to the Wounded Warrior Project. At our August bout, we designated 15% of our proceeds to the Stuff the Bus program in
Rockingham and Augusta Counties.

2. We also volunteer our time! This past weekend, we helped "Stuff the Bus" at three different locations where the supply drive was taking place. We encouraged shoppers to purchase school supplies for local kids in need and collected the supplies the brought out. Earlier this year, we did some activities with kids in an after-school program at Mercy House. We have delivered meals, giving new meaning to the "Meals on Wheels" program for the elderly, helped clean up Blacks Run, a local waterway, and guided tours at our local food co-op!

In addition, we are hosting the Kitten Vicious tribute bout in honor of our fallen teammate on August 20. It will be held at the Augusta Expoland and all proceeds will be going to Cat's Cradle, a local no-kill shelter and the Shenandoah Spay and Neuter Clinic.

If you have any ideas about where the Rocktown Rollers could volunteer their time, please let us know!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Kitten Vicious Remembered

Not quite a year ago, the Rocktown Rollers sustained the loss of a teammate, Kitten Vicious. Kitten was a proud member of the team and although nearly a year has passed, we still miss her smile and sass.

In her honor, we are hosting an all day event, the Kitten Vicious Tribute Bout on Saturday, August 20 at Augusta Expoland. Skaters from all over the East Coast will participate in 3 roller derby bouts, honoring the memory of a fallen skater, Kitten Vicious.

If you hold a season ticket, that will get you in to the event. Otherwise, tickets are $15 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.

The action will start at 2pm on Saturday with a full 60-minute women's WFTDA bout, followed by a 40-minute exhibition coed bout under the MADE ruleset. The evening will conclude with another 60-minute women's WFTDA.

If you are a skater, please check with your interleague coordinator for the details about how to sign up. There are still a few spots open and we would love to see you there! If you haven't received it, please contact Betty Crasher for the info.

There will be a ton of hard-hitting action - all for a great cause. All proceeds will be going to charities that were important to Kitten. So come out and show your support!!