Saturday April 25th, No Coast Knock Down: All-Star Bout, @Roy Wilkins

Our final bout of the season is also one of our favorites. It's this final bout when the best of the best from each home team hang up their orange, pink, red, and green and trade it in for All-Star aqua and army! Join us tonight as your Minnesota All-Stars take the track, demonstrating some of the best roller derby the world has to offer. The first bout of the evening will feature our B-Team, the Minnesota Nice, taking on the Dairyland Dolls B Team from Madison, WI. The final bout of the evening will feature your Minnesota All-Stars in all their glory, fighting it out against Madison's A Team, the Dairyland Dolls. We're ready to make Minnesota proud!

Saturday, April 25
Doors at 6:00pm, Bout at 7:00pm
The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium

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, so we'll let you know as soon as possible what to expect!
Our half-time show will feature Kiss the Tiger, a five-piece rock ‘n’ roll outfit from Minneapolis. In February of 2017 KTT were the runner-up in Star Tribune’s ‘Are You Local?’ Best New Band competition. Shortly after they recorded their EP, “Elliot Park” which was released in November of 2017. The music video for “Starting to See You” off of “Elliot Park” was named one of Minnesota’s Best Music Videos of 2018 by The Current. 'Let Me Bleed' marks Kiss the Tiger's second full-length release. Come see this incredible local band rock the Roy!

Join your favorite skaters after the bout for a good old fashioned derby after party at Camp Bar!

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 JustUs Health. JustUs Health fights to end HIV and reach health equity for LGBTQ and HIV-positive communities. Serving thousands of Minnesotans a year, we educate the community about HIV prevention, assist and support those living with HIV, and advocate for health system changes to improve care for our HIV-positive and LGBTQ communities.

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 the Pink Cloud Foundation. Pink Cloud Foundation's vision is to make the transition from a drug/alcohol rehabilitation facility to affordable sober-living as easy as possible. Alleviating the immediate financial burden on these individuals helps to allow them to stay focused on their recovery, mental health, and overall well-being.

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, the Pink Cloud Foundation.

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. Tonight we'll be collecting convenient food (like canned food with pop tops, granola, protein bars, peanut butter crackers, nuts, dried fruit, rice cakes, veggie straws, juice boxes, apple sauce, jerky, pudding, microwave ready food), toiletries (shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrush, soap and deodorant, pocket sized Kleenex and wipes, warm compresses and saline solution, razor, comb, brush, Q-Tips, tampons and pads), cleaning supplies, and towels for JustUs Health.
(one discount per person/per ID or donation).