Sunday, July 18, 2010

Next Home Bout: July 31st vs. Lehigh Valley Roller Girls

CNYRD's next home bout event will be held on Saturday July 31st at JFK Arena in Rome NY. The Utica Clubbers will compete against the Lehigh Valley Roller Girls, of PA. who are also an aspiring WFTDA league in the apprentice program like us. The competition promises to be fierce.

This event is being called "The Summer Scorcher" (aside from the obvious sweltering summer) because we are making it a special night for the volunteer firefighters of our area. Our penalty box supervisor Lura 'Box B*tch' Bessmer and her husband Eric (a long-time dedicated local firefighter, see tattoo pic below)suggested we do something special for all the people that save our houses from burning down and risk their skins every day for us crazy roller folk. We couldnt have agreed more! Plus, as luck would have it, July 31st is also the Honor America Days in Rome, a large local event with a parade (look for us skating!!! there may be free tickets if you're nice!), fireworks, music at Fort Stanwix, etc. We couldnt think of a better day to honor local firefighters than that!

This pic was MellFire saying 'Thank You' to a group of firefighters at the Heart Run this year....we love our firefighters!

We took a survey of which volunteer fire department each league member's home is covered by, and we are handing each of them a bunch of free tickets and a request to come represent their department at the bout. We hope to FILL the stands with our local/regional firefighters in their department shirts at the Scorcher! We want to see which one can get the loudest in support of their local girls on skates!!!! (There may even be some special prizes for the loudest, rowdiest bunch, hint hint)

As usual, advance sale tickets can be purchased for $10 each at the Tramontane Cafe or Cafe Domenico in Utica, or Bill's Variety in Rome. Tickets can be purchased online at by clicking HERE. Tickets will be available at the door for $12, with $1 of each door ticket being donated to the YWCA's domestic violence programs.

We only have 2 more home bouts after the Scorcher this season, 8/14 vs CT Rollergirls' Yankee Brutals, and 9/19 (afternoon bout) vs Assault City Roller Derby (Syracuse), so come out and see us before you have to wait for 2011!

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