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March Of Darkness this Sunday! (ROLLER DERBY!) [07 Mar 2006|03:43pm]


I know half of you have heard about it. Some of you have seen it. The rest of you are just confused. Posting our latest press release below featuring our bout this upcoming weekend that should explain roller derby to all of you better!


Media Contact: Sara Riney, aka Hot Legs Hooligan
E-mail: hotlegshooligan@atlantarollergirls.com

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Atlanta Rollergirls Roller Derby League
Announces FIRST BOUT of 2006 Season:
"March of Darkness" Season Opener Sunday, March 12th
Sake Tuyas (2005 Champs) vs. Apocalypstix
Doors at 6:00pm, Action Starts at 7:00pm

Atlanta's newest all-female all-volunteer sports league: Atlanta Rollergirls, announces the first opportunity of 2006 to see home-grown old-school flat-track Roller Derby action, updated with a rock-n-roll, D.I.Y. attitude!

On Sunday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m., at the All American Skating Center, the 2006 Atlanta Roller Derby Second Season's Opener will get underway, with Season One's Championship Team, the Sake Tuyas, up for a re-match with the Apocalypstix in a one-hour (over three 20-minute periods) full-length fight to the finish. (To view the crushing video highlights of last season's championship bout between the Stix and the Sakes with a final score of 75 to 115, check out this web link: http://www.thrill-media.com/temp/WebTeaser.mov)

Intermission on March 12 will feature live music by local band Little Women. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the bout's action starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local charities. $8.00 advance tickets available at local retail outlets (Criminal Records or Skate Escape), Online at ticketalternative.com or charge by phone at 877-725-8849.

The new season also brings a brand-new fourth team to the league: the Toxic Shocks! Six deadly veteran skaters from last year's teams were combined in an evil laboratory with several of the league's FRESH MEAT secret weapon recruits! Now, the Toxic Shocks will contaminate you and Atlanta will never be the same. The Toxic Shocks first bout will take place on April 9 against the Denim Demons' deadly team of death punks.

The Atlanta Rollergirls are a proud member of the national organization known as WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby League), which has more than 40 member leagues in cities across the country (www.wftda.com). This new generation of aggressive female athletes are reviving the hard-hitting, bad-girl sport of eight-wheel quad-skate roller derby and updating it with an edgier attitude and the for a crowd-pleasing fierce competition that's rougher and tougher than ever!

- Attendance during our inaugural season ranged from 500 to 900 people (mostly through word of mouth advertising)
- Everyone associated with the league is a volunteer (skaters, administration, announcers, referees, floor crew, etc.)
- We strive for a crowd-pleasing mix of sport and spectacle, but our competitions are not staged, the outcomes are not fixed, and our falls and spills are the real deal.

For a list of players from each Atlanta Rollergirls team (with "derby names" such as Tanya Hyde, Demi Gore, Venus Fly Tramp, Destructiva and Elle Beaux), visit atlantarollergirls.com.

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