Glass City Rollers in Women’s Flat Track Derby Association

Posted Apr 12th, 2010  Category: Sports


Toledo, OH— The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is proud to announce today that the Glass City Rollers have been accepted as an “Apprentice” affiliate of the WFTDA, the governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby.

“This announcement has been long-awaited by our league and we are very excited to join an organization that already includes other great teams.” – Punk Monkey, Glass City Rollers’ president.

As an Apprentice affiliate of the WFTDA, Glass City Rollers joins the ranks of more than 100 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead the growing sport of women’s flat track roller derby.

WFTDA apprentice leagues are matched with veteran member leagues who guide them in the processes and requirements necessary to become a full member of the Association. Additionally, the mentor offers advice and information related to the management and development of the apprentice league. WFTDA Apprentice leagues are considered “pre-members” of the WFTDA and have access to many of the resources and benefits of full WFTDA membership.

The Glass City Rollers will be hosting a home bout on May 8th at the SeaGate Centre (401 Jefferson Ave. Toledo, OH) versus the Forest City Derby Girls of London, Ontario, Canada. They will then close their first home season by hosting The Midwest Derby Girl Summit, a mini-tournament including five teams from all around the midwest, on June 5th at the SeaGate Centre. Tickets for both events are available at Ticketmaster.com, and retail stores throughout the Toledo area, including the Andersons, Culture Clash Records, RamaLama Records.

About the WFTDA

The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the governing body for women’s flat-track roller derby, and a membership organization for the leagues to collaborate and network. The organization created and maintained the first standardized ruleset for the flat-track game, now in its fourth edition. The WFTDA also serves as the sanctioning body for games, hosts tournaments, sets safety standards and provides insurance to athletes and leagues. There are currently 78 WFTDA member leagues and more than 35 apprentice leagues in the United States, Canada and Europe.

About Glass City Rollers

The Glass City Rollers are metro Toledo’s premier flat track roller derby league. Formed in 2007, the league has spent the last two years developing its business model while also promoting and fostering the development of athletic ability, sportsmanship, and goodwill in its members. The GCR skaters and volunteers act as primary owners, managers, and operators of the organization, there by reinforcing our mission statement—by the skater, for the skater; in Toledo, for Toledo.

Not only do the Glass City Rollers strive to be excellent athletes, we also aim to improve our communities through our charitable works. Along with our participation in events such as the Maumee River Dragon Boat Festival and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, each of our bouts will benefit a different local charity.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the charity in question as well as to provide them with donations to aid in their future endeavors. The Glass City Rollers are local athletes who are Toledo proud! This league believes in the city and its citizens. No matter the level of skating ability, each skater and staff member works together to ensure that every member becomes the best skater possible as well as a valuable asset in representing the city of Toledo.

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