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Double Header - May 17

05-17-2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 17th and march on out to watch Grand Raggidy’s last double header of the season. Our last showdown this spring pairs Grand Raggidy up against one of Michigan’s newest WFTDA leagues, the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes. Organized in 2011, the Ann Arbor Derby Dimes have put themselves on the derby map in Michigan. They recently became full members of the WFTDA in December 2013 and are working their way up the rankings with every game they play.

 

The first game of the evening will match the Attack up against the Arbor Bruising Company. The match is sure to be a tough one for the Attack. One thing’s for sure, the hits will be hard and the wheels rolling fast! Next up, the All Stars will face up against the Ann Arbor Brawlstars! Both teams have been hard at work, playing tough games and making every point count towards improving their rankings for a top spot in playoffs. This is a game you will not want to miss!

 

While you’re at the game, be sure to visit the merch booth and try out our new food vendor, Bud’s Burgers, and let us know what you think. As always, doors open at 5pm and the action starts at 6pm sharp! Contact your local derby girl for $12 discounted tickets or stop by Bartertown Diner! Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children. Kids under 5 are free! Group rates are available upon request.

 

As always, the Bomb Squad will have some great entertainment lined up for our dear fans. The Bomb Squad will be seen parading about all night with this month’s theme, Mardi Gras Mayhem. There will be free beads and party favors aplenty for our fans, not to mention multiple raffles for loads of great prizes throughout the night. Get ready for $1.00 Glam Shots in the Bomb Squad Photo Booth and games galore at halftime too!

 

So come on out and join us for the last bout before the summer derby drought. We can’t wait to see you!

 

 

 

Double Header - April 26

04-26-2014

Get yourself ready for another night of great derby!  On April 26th, your own Grand Raggidy Roller Girls will take on the Bleeding Heartland Roller Girls from Bloomington, Indiana.  Founded in 2006, Bleeding Heartland now fields 3 teams of skaters, two of which will be facing up against Grand Raggidy for the evening.  Every time Grand Raggidy and Bleeding Heartland meet on the track, the intensity and desire for a win are hard to miss and this time is no different.  The wins and losses have been felt by both and all are eager to see how they fare this time around!

 

For the first game of the evening, the Attack will face up against Bleeding Heartland’s Code Blue Assassins.  Attack Captain, Bashin Roybns said that it feels great going into this game on our home turf.  “Bleeding Heartland's venue has a polished concrete floor and that's been a big adjustment for the Attack skating there. We are comfortable with our track surface at Rivertown and that's one less distraction on the track. Plus, we love having the home crowd cheering for us! The energy we get from knowing the crowd is behind us is crazy. Attack is really looking forward to this rematch!”

 

Next the All Stars will take on the Flatliners in the sanctioned game of the evening.  This game will be a fight to the finish, just as it was the last time they battled at Division 1 playoffs.  The final score was 186-134 for Grand Raggidy Roller Girls, who took ninth place in the tournament.  Many of the All Stars are recalling that game, including Mona Vaydid. 

 

“Last time we played Bleeding Heartland we won by 52 in the first round of the Division 1 tournament that was held in Fort Wayne, IN. Seeded last in the whole tournament, and ranked five below Bleeding Heartland going in, this was an upset that made Grand Raggidy place 9 out of 10 in this round of divisional playoffs. Prior to this, traveling to their venue we came up short, but not by skill. Given this, I strongly believe we have what it takes to earn the win next month, and given it is on our turf this time around, we now have the preferred home court advantage. Our season starting out with tough competition and an ever-growing bond on and off the track with our newest charter will only be of immense advantage in our next battle against Bleeding Heartland. I am confident we have what it takes to once again come out on top.”

 

Both games are bound to be hard fought battles for both teams and edge of your seat action for the fans!

 

 While you’re at the game, remember to try out our new food vendor, Bud’s Burgers.  With all the variety they offer, something is sure to please your palate!  As always, doors open at 5pm and the action starts at 6pm!  Contact your local derby girl for $12 discounted tickets or stop by Bartertown Diner!  Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $8 for children.  Kids under 5 are free!  Group rates are available upon request.

 

The Bomb Squad will be putting on a Mad Hatter Night complete with prizes for the best hat and paper hat coloring activities for our fans, young and old!   The half time entertainment will showcase the talents of Anvils and Atlas.

 

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