reserve a media pass in advance,
or for other media-related inquiries,
please contact Beth Reed
by email at email@example.com.
Raleigh, NC (February 2012)—As the confetti fell after the newest Super Bowl Champion was crowned, you were probably feeling the first pangs of the post-football season doldrums. And you were likely mourning the fact that the coming months will be depressingly empty of bruising blocks, rib-rattling hits, and daring feats of athleticism.
Well, dry those eyes because the Carolina Rollergirls have got you covered! They’ll be displaying all the gritty, full-contact action you can handle as they kick off another exciting season Saturday, February 18th at Dorton Arena on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds.
“We’re thrilled to be opening another season at Dorton,” says Ginger Clobbers, director of bout production for the Carolina Rollergirls. “We’ve been training hard and think our fans—new and old—will be very pleased with the level of fierce competition they’ll see at our opening bout.”
The flat track fight begins at 3:00 p.m. (Doors at 2:30 p.m.) with a crowd-pleasing bout between the Carolina Rollergirls Home Teams, the Debutante Brawlers and the Trauma Queens. These teams have already been battling it out at practice, and the skaters on both sides are looking to serve up a pounding that their opponents will be icing for weeks.
Starting at 5:00 p.m. will be the bruising headlining bout between the hometown Carolina All-Stars and their across-the-border rivals the Columbia Quad Squad All-Stars. Fighting to protect the sanctity of their house, the Carolina All-Stars will fight tooth and nail to send the Quad Squad south with a painful (literally) loss.
“There will certainly be something for everyone at these bouts,” says Thrashley, skater coach for the Carolina Rollergirls. “We’ve got the full-contact intensity of football, the speed, agility and attitude of ice hockey, and the nail-biting excitement that comes with all fiercely competitive sports. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the nation for a reason, and we’re so honored to represent it here in the Triangle. We can’t wait to see everyone out at Dorton on the 18th!”
Purchase your ticket(s) today at http://www.carolinarollergirls.com.
Press Pass Details
Media passes are available for all Carolina Rollergirls' home games. Interested journalists and photographers may show their Press ID at the Dorton Box Office after 1:00 p.m. on game day. To schedule interviews, reserve a media pass in advance, or for other media-related inquiries please contact Beth Reed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Carolina Rollergirls
Formed in January 2004, the Carolina Rollergirls' mission is to foster an alternative sport in North Carolina while training for national competition. Operating as a 501c3 non-profit organization, the league promotes the physical and mental strength and independent spirit of women. The league is run for the skaters, by the skaters, with the support of numerous sponsors and volunteers.
Historic Dorton Arena
The Carolina Rollergirls play their home games at J. S. Dorton Arena, a building of significant architectural importance, and a picturesque setting for the exciting sport. Completed in 1952, the building's unusual design is based on an elliptical shape and has a metal saddle-shaped roof suspended by a network of cables. Dorton Arena is considered by many in the derby community as one of the best places for modern roller derby.
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Carolina Rollergirls is a family friendly sports team that plays at historic Dorton Arena located on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.