DuPage Derby Dames Fight Like Lions in April 2016!


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.