2010-09-14

Roller Girls bout to benefit charity

On September 18th the Loco Mow Down will feature your home town Classic City Rollergirls as they take charge of the track against the Chattanooga Rollergirls from Tennessee. We’re asking all of our beloved derby fans to "get on board for the animals!"

Our outreach and charity focus for this bout will include local animal related services and organizations. You can help by bringing any of the supplies in the list below for the local pet food pantry. These items will go to shelters and rescue organizations to help care for animals in need.

Don't miss the chance to meet some of our “wildest” fans at the exotic animal exhibit and demonstrations provided by the professional and volunteer staff of Bear Hollow. Exhibits will be available before the bout, from 6-6:45, and during halftime. Volunteer trainers from Canine Companions for Independence will be joining us with one of their rising stars, "Joey." CCI volunteers will also be promoting the Athens Run for the Dogs which takes place Sept. 25 at Sandy Creek Park in Athens.

Donations you can bring to the Loco Mow Dow and "get on board for the animals!"

  • Pull-tab canned dog food & puppy food
  • Frontline spray
  • Capstar pills (to kill fleas)
  • Treats (Eukanuba, Beggin Strips, not too many milkbones or bland treats)
  • Dry puppy food
  • Pig ears
  • Munchy sticks
  • Knotted rawhides
  • Catnip, cat treats (Pounce)
  • First-aid kits (gauze, band-aids, coflex, etc.)
  • Dog earwash and eyewash
  • Esbilac milk replacer
  • Flannel sheets
  • Small wool blankets or thick fleece (less than 4x6 in size)
  • Direct cash donations to an organization are also accepted and greatly appreciated

Don't forget that LA Derby Doll's May Q. Holla (and bestselling author Pamela Ribon) will be conducting this ride and calling out all the plays with Athens' very own Sweet Willy T-Bag. 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 through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/124418). Please also join the rollergirls for the after-party at Alibi.

1 comment:

Monica said...

We wouldn't miss it!! Good luck on Saturday.