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The Big Easy Rollergirls’ Will Skate Again for a Cause

November 09, 2021
By: Gracie Wise

After nearly two years of postponing derby league games, the Big Easy Rollergirls will return to the skating rink. The women's flat-track derby league will host a Skate-A-Thon on Saturday, November 13 at 6 p.m., which will take place in their warehouse at 3632 Desire Pkwy.

League members such as Milly Rock, PsychoSis, and Goody Two Bruise will skate laps around the track based on the amount of pledges (i.e. money) received from donors. So far, the league has raised over $6,000 from the campaign.

The Rollergirls hope that the amount of money raised during the campaign will make it possible for them to keep their warehouse. Games and practice sessions help to keep the league alive, and due to COVID-19 restrictions, they lost a significant amount of revenue from cancelled games. This also affects their partner leagues--New Orleans Brass Roller Derby and the Crescent City Crushers--since they utilize the same warehouse.

"We are finally making progress to host games in the next few months," the Rollergirls said in their campaign statement.

Since 2004, the Rollergirls have been committed to encouraging and facilitating women's flat-track roller derby and providing aggressive, athletic entertainment while supporting charitable organizations that benefit the New Orleans community. They are also a proud-founding member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association, which represents over 450 member leagues worldwide.

For more information about the Skate-A-Thon and to make a donation, visit pledgeit.org/for/rollergirls.

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