It's the first bout of Season 16 to count toward season standings, so the hits will be hard, the jukes will be tight, and the mascots will be dancing! Don't miss out on this great chance to cheer on your favorite team, scope out how the newest rookies are settling in, and enjoy all the Minnesota Roller Derby fun you can handle.
Saturday, November 9
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 show will feature a scrimmage by our juniors team, The Minnesota Frostbite. These skaters may be young, but they be mighty!
Our half-time show will feature She Rock She Rock. She Rock She Rock is a Minnesota nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and nonbinary folks through the art of music. They rock! We mean literally -- like, they actually rock.
Join us after the bout at Stacked Deck Brewing Company for a good old fashioned derby after party!
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 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 Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). Homelessness and its consequences are leading causes of personal and family suffering and community problems resulting in major health and social costs. MACV exists to directly help veterans and their families affected by homelessness or those in danger of becoming homeless. It also strives to serve, inform, educate and train others to carry a message of hope. As a result, MACV aims to set a national standard for respectfully meeting housing and supportive service needs of veterans while maintaining the worth and dignity of all those involved. Through outreach offices in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Mankato, MACV provides and coordinates services for veterans in need throughout Minnesota.
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, the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans.
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 designated charities for a $2 discount at the door. Tonight we'll be collecting the following items:
For the MACV: Items for the move-in kits such as laundry soap, spatulas and kitchen utensils, toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, blankets, dish soap, body soap, pillows, toilet paper, mixing bowls, wipes, kitchen towels, , paper towels, pot holders, flashlights, bath towels, shower curtains, can openers, laundry baskets and bed sheets.
For JustUs Health: Convenient food (such as 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, razors, combs, brushes, Q-tips, tampons and pads), cleaning supplies and towels.
(one discount per person/per ID or donation).
AN EXTRA SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT
A huge thank you to UCare, our fabulous sponsor, for taking over this bout! Look for them in the lobby, and thank them for supporting Minnesota Roller Derby!