Atlanta has a new sports team - the Atlanta Rollergirls - one of over 20 leagues across the country, bringing roller derby back to the masses.
Roller Derby is experiencing a nation-wide revival since its grassroots rebirth in Austin, TX in 2001. Originally created in 1935, roller derby has experienced many high and low points throughout the decades, but its most recent incarnation is thriving as groups of tough and beautiful all-girl teams bring back the greatest sport on eight wheels, with a little added punch.
Combining a rock and roll mentality, cheeky penalties, lots of crowd involvement, sassy costuming, and above all, hard-hitting action at break-neck speeds, the new all-girl derby leagues are giving Americans reasons to fall in love with roller derby all over again.
Halftime entertainment provided by Johnny Knox & the Hi-Test.
Doors 6PM, Game starts promptly at 7:00PM. No outside food or beverage. Kids 8 and under free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the East Atlanta Kids Club.
Advance tickets available online through Ticket Alternative and at Criminal Records.
Added by stellarlux on September 10, 2005