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Roller Derby Mini-tournament in Downtown Toledo June 5

Posted May 26th, 2010  Category: General Interests, Toledo.com

 

Glass City Rollers Host Midwest Derby Girl Summit, a roller derby mini-tournament, in Downtown Toledo, Ohio
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Doors open at 5:00 P.M., Tournament begins at 6:00 P.M.

Location:
SeaGate Convention Centre
401 Jefferson Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604

The Glass City Rollers will close their first home season with a mini-tournament of skaters from across the Midwest. Toledo’s hometown team will welcome Mid-Michigan Derby Girls of Mt. Morris, Michigan, Rollergirls of Central Kentucky, and Team Unicorn of Madison, Wisconsin. The Naptown Roller Girls of Indianapolis, Indiana will also be competing in a “Fresh Meat” bout against the Glass City Rollers’ newest recruits in the middle of the tournament.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Independent Advocates, a social change organization focusing on violence against women. http://www.iatoledo.org.

After the bout, The Blarney Irish Pub & Grill, 601 Monroe at Huron, hosts the afterparty. Bout tickets are good for free admission into The Blarney that evening.

Bout tickets are $11 and available at The Andersons, Culture Clash Records, RamaLama Records, Finders Records in Bowling Green, and online at ticketmaster.com. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.

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 three years developing its business model while also promoting and fostering the development of athletic ability, sportsmanship, and goodwill in its members. The Glass City Rollers have recently been recognized by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, the governing body of derby leagues across the nation and around the world, as an Apprentice League. 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 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 home bouts benefit a different local charity.

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.

More information can be found at www.glasscityrollers.com.

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