DuPage Derby Dames Heat Up the Rink in June!
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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.