New year, same favorite home teams! Come ring in 2020 with hard hitting, fast, and ferocious roller derby. The Bombshells will be taking on the Rockits while the Gardas battle it out against the Dagger Dolls. This is the last bout of the season to count toward standings, so every team will be fighting to increase their rankings going into the Semi-final bout. Any advantage to tip a team closer to the Golden Skate is worth fighting for. Don't expect us to play nice!
Saturday, January 18
Doors at 6:00pm, Bout at 7:00pm
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium
GET THERE EARLY, GET A FREEBIE
We’ll be giving away a special limited edition Minnesota Roller Derby t-shirt to the first 200 people in the doors. There will also be a very limited quantity for sale. When they’re gone, they’re gone, so get there early!
Our pre-show is still in the works, but we'll update you as soon as we have more details.
Our half-time show will feature Scrunchies. Scrunchies is a Minneapolis-based rock band. Their debut album, Stunner, is "filled with catchy hooks and relentless riffs, anthems that worm their way deep into your head, to be shouted loud and often. This is the release of emotions that has no time for sympathy...Scrunchies are here to rip and destroy." - Post-Trash
Join us after the bout for a good old fashioned derby after party! Location will be announced soon.
BOUT CHARITY AND DOOR CHARITY
Community Involvement is a core belief that makes Minnesota Roller Derby who we are. We believe in community and work to better ours through volunteering and donations. We fiercely support the causes and groups that are important to us and are grateful for our fans who support us and help us do so. In that spirit, every season we support season long bout charities that we love and believe in. Additionally, we identify one new worthy cause each bout to support as our door charity.
Our first bout charity for Season 16 is the Ann Bancroft Foundation (ABF) which inspires and empowers Minnesota girls to imagine something bigger and reach their full potential. Through grant programs and mentorship, ABF supports girls to identify and pursue their dreams while unlocking their self-confidence along the way. ABF’s grant programs, Let Me Play and Dare to Dream, fund Minnesota girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade up to $500 – applications are open two times per year with deadlines on April 1 and October 1. We love the Ann Bancroft Foundation and the amazing work they do to empower girls in athletics!
Our second season long bout charity is the YWCA. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. They have been working at the forefront of the most important issues of the day for more than 160 years, improving the lives of girls and women through advocacy, local programming and services.
In addition to our season long charities, each bout we collect items at the door to support our door charity of the evening. Proceeds from our Tattoo and Team Spirit are also donated to this worthy cause. Tonight's door charity is Can Do Canines. Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs.
SHOW YOUR TEAM SPIRIT
Get old fashioned black eyes for $1 at our Tattoo and Team Spirit Booth, or support your favorite home team for a $2 donation (kids always free!). If you think we’ve done an exceptional job, a more generous donation is always appreciated. All proceeds support our Door Charity of the evening, Can Do Canines.
At the door only, bring your valid student ID or Military ID to receive a $2 discount.
In addition, we often collect donations of items to support our door charity for a $2 discount at the door. Stay tuned for more information on what we'll be collecting tonight!
(one discount per person/per ID or donation).
AN EXTRA SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT
A huge thank you to MN Lottery, our fabulous sponsor, for taking over this bout! Look for them in the lobby, and thank them for supporting Minnesota Roller Derby!