New roller derby team focuses on fun, fitness and breast health awareness
The fast-paced women’s sport of roller derby will hit Copper Cliff June 16, as Greater Sudbury Roller Derby’s (GSRD) Tatas host the Durham City Atom Smashers for a night of fun, excitement and breast health awareness.
GSRD, Sudbury’s newest flat-track roller derby league, will host its inaugural home bout at the Copper Cliff Curling Club, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and game time at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar on site, in addition to pizza, vendor and information booths, and a half-time show performed by the ElleQ Dance Factory.
As part of its mandate, GSRD works in support of the Breast Action Coalition-Sudbury (BAC-S) to promote breast health and raise funds for the Dragonfly Fund. Following the June 16 bout, 75 per cent of the ticket proceeds will go toward the fund, which assists women with breast cancer who are in financial need.
GSRD president Crystal Larose encourages anyone interested in learning more about roller derby to come out to the curling club, where they can experience the action, meet the skaters and support a great cause.
“Roller derby is the fastest growing women’s sport in the world, and Sudburians have a chance to see it live on June 16,” Larose said. “Besides watching a great night of athletics, they can also feel good about their ticket purchase, knowing proceeds are going to help women in their community.”
Tickets for the June 16 event are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. They can be purchased at Peddler’s Pub, Bruno’s Restaurant, Bay Used Books and from GSRD league members.
For more information, visit the league’s Facebook page or www.greatersudburyrollerderby.com.
Posted by Laurel Myers