2008-06-05

Classic City Rollergirls take on the Savannah Derby Devils in “Derby Dearest.”

Classic City Rollergirls take on the Savannah Derby Devils in “Derby Dearest.”

Athens, GA – The Classic City Rollergirls are looking for a win against the Savannah Derby Devils after the heartbreaking two point loss in their first home bout of the season against Asheville. “Derby Dearest” will pin the Devils from Savannah against the Athens’ rollergirls for the second year in a row--Classic City pulled off a win in the league’s inaugural bout. A portion of the proceeds from “Derby Dearest” will help support Athens Oconee CASA, the CCRG sponsored charity for June. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program works with children placed in the care of the social services system. The program’s mission is to provide advocates to speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court.

On Sunday, June 15th the Classic City Rollergirls will compete in their second home bout of the season against the Savannah Derby Devils. "Derby Dearest" will feature three periods of fast-paced roller derby as well as intermission entertainment by Mad Whiskey Grin and Corduroy Road. The action begins at 7pm (doors open at 6pm) at Skate Around USA, 3030 Cherokee Road, in Athens. Roller Derby is family friendly so bring the kids! Admission at the door is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 – 10 and children under 6 are free! Adult tickets can be purchased in advance for $8 through any rollergirl or on our Web site. Please also join the rollergirls for the after-party at Kingpins in the Homewood Hills Shopping Center.

To purchase tickets or for more information about the Classic City Rollergirls, visit our website at www.classiccityrollergirls.com

ABOUT CLASSIC CITY ROLLERGIRLS – The Classic City Rollergirls are an all female, flat track Roller Derby League. They formed in the summer of 2006 and are one of over 200 active leagues currently in the U.S. and Canada. The league includes a diverse group over 30 skaters, ranging in age from 18 to over 40. This will be their third bout of the 2008 season. The Classic City Rollergirls have already battled the Blue Ridge Rollergirls from Asheville, NC at home and will face Atlanta’s Toxic Shocks in Atlanta the day before they play Savannah! The girls are very involved in the community and have volunteered with different organizations including AIDS Athens, Habitat for Humanity, Project Safe, Athens Area Homeless Shelter, Athens Literacy Council, and Canine Companions for Independence. The rollergirls are always recruiting new sponsors and if you want to be a skater come to the rollergirl boot camp in June! Visit their website classiccityrollergirls.com for more information and for a schedule of future events.

CONTACT:
Trina Morris (aka Melony Fistdemeanor), 717-398-9271, media@classiccityrollergirls.com, classiccityrollergirls.com

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