(AKA Jessica Sawicki)
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SAINT PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota RollerGirls (MNRG) season 12 of roller derby continues in earnest on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium in Saint Paul. The MNRG will host a doubleheader of bouts between their four home teams. First up, the Atomic Bombshells take on the Rockits, immediately followed by the Garda Belts vs. Dagger Dolls.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the first 200 fans to arrive will receive a limited edition t-shirt. Get there early to catch an exhibition bout featuring Twin Cities Junior Roller Derby. Check out the live half-time show featuring Jack Knife and the Sharps, and after the bout join the Minnesota RollerGirls at O'Gara's in Saint Paul for the official after party.
General admission tickets to the event are $15 and may be purchased in advance at the following locations: Ax-Man Surplus (St. Paul and St. Louis Park), Crafty Planet, Derby 4 All, Electric Fetus, Groveland Tap, HealthSource of St. Paul, Pizza Lucé (all metro locations) and St. Croix Scuba & Snorkeling. Tickets are also available through ticketmaster.com or the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office. As always, children nine and under do not need a ticket for general admission areas. Visit mnrollergirls.com for more details.
The MNRG are unpaid professionals and donate proceeds from each bout to charity. To date, the MNRG have donated more than $91,000 to local charities and organizations since 2004. They are proud to donate a portion of monetary proceeds from this bout to the Ann Bancroft Foundation. The Ann Bancroft Foundation and its donors fund the Let Me Play sports and fitness grants, which increase girls' participation in sport and organized fitness activity by eliminating cost as a barrier.
The Minnesota RollerGirls organization is an all-female, flat track roller derby league. Founded in August 2004 by the Donnelly sisters, the Minnesota RollerGirls are members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA). Every Minnesota RollerGirl is held to the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethics and good will and must adhere to rules set by the league and the WFTDA. The MNRG is governed by the skaters, for the skaters.
EVENT:Minnesota RollerGirls Present TEAR IT UP!
DATE:Saturday, Nov. 21 - 7:30 p.m.
(Doors - 6:30 p.m.)
TYPE:Flat Track Roller Derby
FLOOR PLAN:Trackside, reserved floor and balcony, general admission floor and balcony (must be 18+ for trackside)
TICKETS:$15 / $16 in advance
$15 / $18 at the door
Ages 9 and under do not need a ticket for general admission areas. In reserved seating areas, tickets need to be purchased for children 3 and older. At the door only, bring your valid student ID to receive a $2 discount.
DETAILS:Tickets are available at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone using Ticketmaster TDD/TTY, call 800-359-2525. Certain fees may apply.