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Summer Is Ending … but Derby Continues!

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

Back to the Flat Track!

The DuPage Derby Dames are back from a short summer break and ready to hit the track! Come show your lion pride on Saturday, August 27, at Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle. The Dames will face off with two incredible teams from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Dames’ Onslaught will skate against the Killamazoo Derby Darlins’ Killa Crew followed by the Dames’ Uproar challenging the Killamazoo Derby Darlins’ Kill Stars.

These two teams went head to head in February when Killamazoo hosted an impressive triple header. Uproar played a skillful game, fighting to the very end when the Kill Stars pulled ahead with a narrow 8-point win. Onslaught stayed tough but certainly played a killer match against the Killa Crew, who won 232 to the Dames’ 140. The teams met again in April at the K-Town Shakedown 2016 tournament when Onslaught had a victorious win against the Kill Squad with a final score of 330 to 93.

You won’t want to miss the August rematch of these two talented derby teams! Fans wishing to cheer on Dames can find ticketing information at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2564634. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Check Out More Dames’ Derby Action!
There’s even more derby action in August! The DuPage Derby Dames’ Outrage take on the Illiana Derby Dames on Sunday, August 21 at 5:00 p.m. in the Fleetwood Roller Rink located in Summit, Illinois. For tickets, visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2587599. Make sure to stick around after to watch junior roller derby as the Chicago Riots host their first home game against Kingsford Track Bratz (Upper Peninsula).

Fresh Meat Boot Camp Tryouts & Training
The Dames are looking for both new recruits and experienced skaters ages 18 and over to join our pride of lions! No prior roller derby knowledge is necessary, but having solid skating ability is beneficial. Boot camp tryouts consist mainly of endurance drills on skates to gauge comfortability on skates. After two weeks of tryouts starting Sunday, August 7, qualifying boot camp participants will go through 12 weeks of training starting Sunday, August 21. For more information, contact Training@DuPageDerbyDames.com.

The Dames Give Back
On Saturday, August 20, the Dames will be volunteering at their local charity, The People’s Resource Center in Westmont. They will assist visiting guests of the food pantry, stock food items, and help to support the People’s Resource Center in their mission to create a future of hope and opportunity for DuPage County residents by sharing community resources.

Roller Derby Prom
Save the date! On Saturday, November 19, the DuPage Derby Dames will be hosting a Roller Derby Prom at Coachlite Skate Center! The event is open to the derby community for ages 18 and over. More info coming soon!

About the DuPage Derby Dames
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premier flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

Roller Derby Sizzles in the Suburbs

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Public Relations Contact: Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

Oh Hot Dame! Turn up the air conditioning because the DuPage Derby Dames Outrage take on the Barbed Wire Betties (DeKalb, Illinois) Saturday, July 16, in what is sure to be a scorching good time at their home roller rink, Coachlite Skate Center (Roselle, Illinois).

The Dames are proud to host a thrilling junior roller derby bout to start out this derby-filled summer night! The Chicago Riots—the official junior league of The Chicago Outfit—take on the Killamazoo Killer Beez (Kalamazoo, Michigan). Give your loudest lion “roar” to cheer on these talented young athletes!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First bout starts at 6 p.m. Get your tickets at the door for $12 or $10 in advance at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2554425. Kids 8 and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Get more hot summer roller derby news and the Dames’ complete 2016 season schedule at http://dupagederbydames.com/schedule.

Derby Stars and Stripes in Local Communities
The Dames rolled out at Glen Ellyn’s annual 4th of July Parade! Tossing candy as they skated along the parade route, the Dames celebrated America with patriotic pride and their fun, festive spirits!
On Saturday, July 9, the Dames will join the People’s Resource Center in Wheaton to restock shelves of produce, diapers, canned goods, meats, cereals, snacks, bread, and baked goods from 8:45 a.m. to noon. They’ll also assist guests visiting the pantry. The Dames support the People’s Resource Center as they respond to basic human needs, promote dignity and justice, and create a future of hope and opportunity for the residents of DuPage County through discovering and sharing personal and community resources.

The Dames will bring literature to life on Tuesday, July 12, at the Oak Park Library at 834 Lake Street from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. They’ll be meeting with young fans of book Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson and answering questions about roller derby. Roller Girl is a Newbery Honor Award Winning and New York Times best-selling graphic novel. It tells the story of 12-year-old Astrid, who learns about friendship, surviving junior high, and girl power through roller derby. The Dames will also demo their derby skills and drills for young readers outside the library. Stop by the learn more about this empowering book and derby life.

Join the Our Team
Ready to strap on skates and show the Dames you have what it takes? We’re looking for new recruits and experienced skaters to join our internationally-ranked roller derby league. Come to our recruitment night Monday, July 11, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our home roller rink, Coachlite Skate Center. The Dames will answer your questions about roller derby and being part of the team. We want to see you there!

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premier flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.
All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

DuPage Derby Dames Heat Up the Rink in June!

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Public Relations Contact: Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

Summer is heating up for the DuPage Derby Dames! Stop in for cold beers and big cheers as Onslaught takes on the South Shore Roller Girls (Hammond, Indiana). The teams are evenly matched and it’s anyone’s game. Then watch Uproar turn up the heat against Arch Rival Roller Derby Saint Lunachix (St. Louis, Missouri). Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance at . Kids 8 and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Fans who can’t wait to meet up with their favorite derby girls can join the Dames at the Taste of Wheaton on Thursday, June 2, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in downtown Wheaton at Memorial Park. They’ll be serving up cold drinks at the beer tent and collecting tips to fund the People’s Resource Center.

“Last year was super fun,” said league member Bloody Murray. “It was warm, busy, and it’s $2 pizza slice night!” The event supports the People’s Resource Center, a grass-roots, community-supported organization that brings neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County.

Dames to Learn from Celebrity Skater
School might be out for summer, but class will be in session for the Dames. They’ll pounce on all opportunities to gain new skills from guest coaches and clinics such as Roller Con and Beat Me Halfway.

The Dames will also get a visit their long-time friend and mentor, Jackie Daniels, as a guest coach in mid-June. Jackie has multiple awards and credits to her name, including Windy City Rollers All-Star MVP of the Year and two-time League MVP.

“Jackie is about as big of a deal as it gets in derby,” said Crissy Crossbones, Uproar skater and Head of Training. “We are very lucky to have a great relationship with her. She’s a Team USA skater, captain of the Texecutioners, and was featured in the movie Whip It.”

Get more hot summer roller derby and check out the Dames’ complete 2016 season schedule at http://dupagederbydames.com/schedule.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

DuPage Derby Dames Skate Full Speed Into May

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

The DuPage Derby Dames are hitting their stride and picking up speed at every turn. Come and give them your best roar on Saturday, May 14, at Coachlite Roller Skate Center in Roselle. The Dames will host a must-see double header. The Dames’ Onslaught will skate against the Twin City Derby Girls Dead Ringers followed by the Dames’ Uproar challenging the Twin City Derby Girls Evil Twins.

Hailing from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, these Twin City teams hope to leave the Dames seeing double. The first bout of the evening, featuring Onslaught and the Dead Ringers, will be their first-ever matchup. Last year, when Evil Twins took on Uproar, they won narrowly by 20 points. This year promises to be another exciting matchup, with the Evil Twins ranked 103 and the Dames at 108 according to Flat Track Stats.

Watch some of the best action the sport has to offer. Fans wishing to cheer on Dames can find ticketing information http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2525749. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Roll Into the Sonic Drive-In Fundraiser May 21st
Can’t get enough of your favorite roller derby league? Stop in the Sonic Drive-In at 590 S. Barrington Rd. in Streamwood, Illinois, on May 21 from noon to 6:00 p.m. You’ll receive carhop service from the Dames on skates! Mention the Dames before you order to show your support and 15% of the sales will go to the team to help with travel costs, training, and more.

Dames at the Michelob ULTRA Chicago Spring 13.1 & 10K
On May, 22, the Dames will be volunteering to promote fitness and athleticism in the community. As runners make their way through the Chicago lakefront course, the Dames will cheer them on and provide water at fluid station E.

Dames Show Ultimate Sportsmanship at the 2016 K-Town Shakedown Tournament
Uproar and Onslaught teams played in their biggest tournament ever April 29-May 1, 2016, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the 2016 K-Town Shakedown Tournament.

“Sportswomanship and classiness trumps all,” said Uproar captain Squid Pro Quo. “Win or lose, being on team with people you love where you can be your goofiest self is the best feeling.”

Each team competed three times over the intense three-day tournament. Uproar played Border City Brawlers (Windsor, Canada, ranked 206); San Fernando Valley Roller Derby, (California, ranked 93); and Cornfed Derby Dames (Muncie, Indiana, ranked 115). These were all teams Uproar had never played before.

Onslaught matched up against the hosting team, Killamazoo Derby Darlins Kill Squad (Kalamazoo, Michigan) and Brewcity Bruisers Battlestars (Milwaukee, Wisconsin). They also took on a tough bout against the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes Arbor Bruising Company (Michigan).

Shakedown Day One
Uproar exceeded their 3 to 1 odds against the Border City Brawlers on day one, delivering powerful hits consistently and keeping their defenses strong. Uproar won 315-92. Onslaught, though outranked by Ann Arbor Derby Dimes, had a photo finish ending to their first bout. Lead jammer Give ’Em L jumped the apex and called off the last jam—getting her team out of double-digits with 101 points. Final score, 101–378, Ann Arbor.

Shakedown Day Two
Onslaught came back early and killed the Killa Squad, winning 330–93. That evening, Uproar was matched against the San Fernando Valley Roller Derby. The two evenly matched teams fought point for point, but, ultimately, San Fernando won 168–133.

Shakedown Day Three
Onslaught danced and laughed their way into the hearts of the crowd. They played strong, but succumbed to the intoxicating force of the Brewcity Bruisers with a final score of 331–51.

“The biggest takeaway is that attitude is everything,” said Onslaught captain Pastore. “A loss can still be a win if we meet our smaller goals and have fun doing it. Positivity made this weekend special from start to finish.”

Spirits soared back again as Uproar poured out positive energy and powerful defensive blocking against the Cornfed Derby Dames. Early on, Cornfed looked ready to overtake the Dames’ head start, but the Dames rallied before halftime, streaking ahead 110 to 65 at the half. The Cornfed Derby Dames came back and won, final score, 189–172.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premier flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice, and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby, and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate
Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

DuPage Derby Dames Fight Like Lions in April 2016!

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Via Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

On Saturday, April 16, The Chicago Outfit will head to the burbs to challenge the DuPage Derby Dames at their home rinkCoachlite Skate Center in Roselle. The Dames’ Outrage will challenge the Outfit’s Shakedown, while the Dames’ Onslaught will take on the Outfit’s Shade Brigade.

Both Outfit teams are favored to win, but the Dames will skate with all their lion hearts in what will surely be a thrilling double header of roller derby!. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511027. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

The regional rumble continues on Saturday, April 23, when the Dames’ Uproar brings their ferocity to the Outfit’s Syndicate at the Windy City Fieldhouse.

These April bouts will prepare the Dames for the K-Town Shakedown 2016 at the Wing Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on April 29, through May 1. This tournament is the first recognized by the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) and welcomes WFTDA Divisions 1 through 3 A and B teams, as well as Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) leagues from all around the world. K-Town Shakedown is the second-ever tournament for the Dames and gives the lion-hearted skaters a chance to battle their way up in the WFTDA rankings. This could even be the first step toward making Division 2 playoffs! Currently ranked #79 of 369 WFTDA member leagues, the Dames only have 20 steps to climb!

Some familiar teams the Dames will be up against at the K-Town Shakedown include Kilkamazoo Derby Dames (Kalamazoo, MI); Grand Raggidy Roller Derby (Grand Rapids, MI); Ann Arbor Derby Dimes (Ann Arbor, MI); Brewcity Bruisers (Milwaukee, WI); and St. Chux Derby Chix (St. Charles, MO).

Fans are the driving force behind the DuPage Derby Dames as they skate their way toward reaching the Division 2 playoffs. Fans can help send the Dames to Kalamazoo with donations at https://www.generosity.com/sports-fundraising/dupage-derby-dames-go-to-k.... With tax day quickly approaching on April 18, the Dames remind fans that the league is a 501(c)(3) organization, and donations like are tax deductible. Donors (AKA “super fans”) will also receive sweet roller derby swag and tickets based on their donation level.

Committed to supporting their local community, the Dames volunteer regularly at the People’s Resources Center’s regional locations. They assist visitors in need as they shop through the food pantry items and restock the shelves using their mighty lion strength. “A favorite activity is birthday bags,” explains league member Bloody Murray. “When we hear the age and gender of the kids who have birthdays that month, we put bags of donated toys together and give them cake or cupcakes.” The Dames will be helping out at the People’s Resource Center in Westmont on April 9.

With your support, the Dames will bring pride to the DuPage area—both on and off their skates. See their complete 2016 season schedule at http://dupagederbydames.com/schedule.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice, and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby, and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate
Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

DuPage Derby Dames 2016 Season: Ready for the Take Down

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel, aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

On Saturday, March 12, the DuPage Derby Dames speed onto their home track in a double header against the Peoria Push Derby Dames and Fort Wayne Derby Girls.

The 79th-ranked Fort Wayne Derby Girls’ Bomb Squad of Indiana have plans to rain devastation on the Dames’ Uproar, ranked 90th worldwide. But taking down big game is exactly what this pack of fierce competitors intends to do throughout their entire 2016 season.

The Dames plan to climb the rankings of Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) by building relationships with new teams they haven’t played and facing more challenging opponents like Fort Wayne this year. Uproar is striving to make the Division 2 WFTDA playoffs in 2017. This is the year the Dames will lay the groundwork and fight for that opportunity!

The league has built strength from within by empowering their skaters with important decisions such as roster building. They’ve also sent skaters to clinics such as Roller Con and Beat Me Halfway to bring back new skills to the league.

More tournament play is also part of the Dames’ season strategy. They’re excited to bring some Illinois pride to K-Town Shakedown 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, this April. Be a part of the Dames’ journey by joining in their festive fundraising efforts. Any donation will help fund skaters’ travel costs to K-Town Shakedown 2016. As an added bonus, donations are tax deductible since the DuPage Derby Dames are a 501(c)(3) organization!

Additional fundraising will take place with some Dames’ March Madness spirit on Wednesday, March 16. Buffalo Wild Wings® Bloomingdale and Lombard locations will donate 10% of all pre-taxed sales from any guest who mentions the DuPage Derby Dames’ fundraiser. Visit their locations at 140 S. Gary Ave., Stratford Crossing, Bloomingdale or 207 Roosevelt Rd. in Lombard, with sales starting at 11:00 a.m. and remember to say, “Oh Hot Dame!”

The support of Dames’ fans keeps the league thriving—it’s the roll in their wheels and the inspiration that fuels them to try even harder in competition. Fans can donate at https://www.generosity.com/sports-fundraising/dupage-derby-dames-go-to-k... to send the team to tournment glory, plus receive sweet derby swag. The league is pumped to make their fans proud at K-Town Shakedown 2016!

“We have practiced for this. We are ready. We have the heart. I can’t ask for anything more from our players.” (Betty Bunz, Onslaught Captain)

“As a skater, I’m looking forward to K-Town Shakedown because it’s our first top 100 tournament, meaning the competition will be stiff and no matter what happens, we’ll walk away with a great deal of experience against higher ranked teams and skills to work on for next year. As Head of Training, I’m prepping our team by sticking to the fundamentals: defense and offense, and how to switch seamlessly from one to the other when necessary.” (Crissy Crossbones, Uproar skater, Head of Training)

The Dames’ goals for greatness extends into their community work. Their volunteer efforts with the People’s Resource Center, a local charity, help provide food, clothing, and shelter for those in need. These smiling skaters bring the same energy and passion to stocking food pantries and dishing out meals that they do when dishing out big hits on the track.

It all begins with the must-see season opener March 12. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2507802. Kids 8 and under are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Don’t miss your chance to witness the start of roller derby history in the making! Check out the full season schedule at http://dupagederbydames.com/schedule.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:

The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice, and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby, and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate
Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

DuPage Derby Dames’ Halloween Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off Saturday, October 24, 2015!

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel aka Hollydaze,
Head of Public Relations
Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

DuPage Derby Dames’ Halloween Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off Saturday, October 24, 2015!

Chicago, Illinois (October 24, 2015) –Trick-or-treat, hip check me, give me something good to eat! It’s that festive time of year for the DuPage Derby Dames’ annual Halloween Fundraiser & Chili Cook-Off filled with so much fun it’s frightening!

The evening will include a costume contest, scavenger hunt, raffles, drink deals, food, and a photo booth to capture all the tricks and treats.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards new uniforms for the 2016 season.

The Halloween Fundraiser and Chili Cook-Off will be on Saturday, October 24, at Teaser’s Public House, 7123 W. Higgins Ave., Chicago, 60656 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track
roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to
provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get
involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds
confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and
camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular
practice and do-it yourself management. Every member exhibits
behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of
roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate
Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

Venue Information:
Coachlite Skate Center
1291 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-4480

DuPage Derby Dames’ Season Closer Saturday, October 17, 2015!

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

Roller Derby Doubleheader Saturday, September 19, 2015

Roselle, Illinois (September 19, 2015)–Ready to see some spooky talented roller derby so good it's scary?! The DuPage Derby Dames invite you to the grand finale of their 2015 season!

Come cheer on Onslaught as they take on former opponents the Beloit Bombshells (Beloit, Wisconsin). Then see Uproar crush it as they end their successful home season with a bang against the Dark River Derby Coalition (Quincy, Illinois), whom they last faced off against in 2012.

Uproar had a stellar year in WFTDA rankings, debuting at 91 and continuing to hold their Division 2 standing through fierce competition. They are currently ranked at 94. This bout will count towards their 2016 rankings.

A portion of the bout proceeds will go to one of the Dame’s favorite charities, the People’s Resource Center. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance at http://m.bpt.me/event/2259874. Kids 8 and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Ave. Roselle, IL 60172, (630) 893-4480.

Venue Information:
Coachlite Skate Center
1291 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-4480

Roller Derby Doubleheader Saturday, September 19, 2015!

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Public Relations Contact:
Holly Vossel aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Email: publicrelations@dupagederbydames.com

Roller Derby Doubleheader Saturday, September 19, 2015

Roselle, Illinois (September 19, 2015)–An action-packed Saturday night awaits as the DuPage Derby Dames host a doubleheader on September 19, 2015, at Coachlite Skate Center in Roselle, Illinois.

The Dames host special guests the Chicago Bruise Brothers Rhythm & Bruise in a co-ed bout—first whistle at 6:00 p.m.

The main event starts at 7:30 p.m. featuring the DuPage Derby Dames’ Outrage battling it out on the track with the Root River Roller Girls (Racine, Wisconsin).

A portion of the bout proceeds will go to one of the Dame’s favorite charities, the People’s Resource Center.
Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 in advance via http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2131716. Kids 8 and are free. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

About the DuPage Derby Dames:
The DuPage Derby Dames, formed in 2010, is the premiere flat track roller derby league in the suburbs of Chicago. The Dames’ mission is to provide the people of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The DuPage Derby Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). The league is completely member owned and operated.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172.

Venue Information:
Coachlite Skate Center
1291 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-4480

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

Women’s Roller Derby League Skates Full Speed Ahead

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Public Relations Contact
Holly Vossel aka Hollydaze, Head of Public Relations
Via email: publicrelations@dupagderbydames.com

Women’s Roller Derby League Skates Full Speed Ahead

Roselle, Illinois (July 8, 2015) – Oh Hot Dame! The DuPage Derby Dames have had an exciting year so far in 2015! The Dames became a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization as of January 25, 2015. As a charitable roller derby league fostering sports competition, the Dames are thrilled to be recognized as a nonprofit organization. Interested parties are now able to make tax-deductible donations.

Also new in 2015, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) extended full membership status to the DuPage Derby Dames! As of October 9, 2014, the Dames graduated from an apprentice to a member league of WFTDA. WFTDA is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby. The DuPage Derby Dames join the ranks of more than 273 all-female, skater-owned-and-operated leagues worldwide united in leading the growing sport of women's flat track roller derby. The Dames will continue to encourage female empowerment and physical fitness by reflecting WFTDA’s mission to promote “sportswomanship” and athletic development. The league is elated to be welcomed and accepted in such a reputable worldwide organization!

The DuPage Derby Dames broke the top 100 WFTDA leagues at #91 in the April 2015 rankings. Since then, the Dames' charter team, Uproar, has been fiercely training to continue climbing in the rankings. Uproar is currently ranked #96 in WFTDA rankings.

Uproar played in their first tournament June 26–28, 2015 in Lebanon, Missouri, at the Midwest DerbyFest Tournament. The possibility of playing two to six games in a single weekend was daunting—especially knowing that one of the competitors, Quad City Rollers (Davenport, Iowa, ranked 118), was one of the toughest opponents the Dames faced in the past. The Dames were victorious, sweeping the tournament with a 4-bout winning streak and took home their first trophy.

Uproar captain, Squid Pro Quo, #00, had this to say about going into this competition: “Going into the tournament I was very nervous. I know how my body feels after one game and I couldn't imagine how I could play possibly three games in one day!”

Uproar first went head to head with the hosts of the tournament, Mo-kan Roller Girlz (Joplin, Missouri, ranked at 143). Uproar came out on top with a score of 219-108.

The next bout was matched against the Quad City Rollers. Uproar felt the pressure to win not only due to previous losses against the team, but also to stay in the fight for the tournament trophy. A loss would mean a hard fight to win six bouts for the remainder of the tourney. The brackets were not in their favor. Uproar fought hard and finished victorious with an end of 268-87.

Uproar then faced their toughest competition at the tournament. ICT Roller Girls All Stars (Wichita, Kansas, ranked 122) played strong defense and strategic offense. Uproar came out with a win, 195-168.

The championship game, played Sunday, June 28, 2015, would see Uproar once again go head to head with ICT. The Kansas team had fought their way through the secondary bracket. Going into the second half behind, Uproar rallied and closed the point spread, coming out ahead to win the championship 199-164.

Their game wasn't the only thing bringing attention. The Dames rallied together in an act of solidarity and wore vests throughout the tournament dubbing it the “Midwest DerbyVEST.” The Dames’ smiling faces, vests and crazy singing/dancing warmups dubbed them “the sweethearts” of the tournament.

“The tournament was really neat because we got to play teams that we have never met and knew little about. Each game was super fun and competitive. They made us step out of our comfort zone and test our adaptability. This weekend reaffirmed my love for my team and I am excited about where we are going to go next.”—reflections on winning from Squid Pro Quo.

About the DuPage Derby Dames

The DuPage Derby Dames roller derby league, formed in 2010, is the premiere all-female flat track roller derby league in the western suburbs of Chicago, and part of the modern women’s roller derby phenomenon. The league’s mission is to provide the women of their community with an opportunity to get involved in the exciting, fast-paced sport that fosters respect and builds confidence.

The Dames strive to promote athleticism and camaraderie among their skaters through competitive sport, regular practice and do-it-yourself management. Every member exhibits behavior that brings honor and distinction to the league, the sport of roller derby and the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).They are 100 percent skater owned and operated, with members running all facets of league management, including bout production, coaching, marketing, public relations, fundraising and merchandising.

All home bouts and regular practice sessions are held at Coachlite Skate Center, 1291 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172.

Venue Information:
Coachlite Skate Center
1291 West Bryn Mawr Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-4480

www.dupagederbydames.com
www.coachliteskate.com
www.wftda.com

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