Thu04242014

     Subscribe  |  Contact  |  Advertise  |  RSS Feed Other Publications

Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:39

Roller team kicks off 2014 season

Written by 

The Smoky Mountain Rollergirls Roller Derby Team will open its 2014 season at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the Swain County Recreation Center in Bryson City.

 

From all across Western North Carolina, SMRG is a group of mixed-experience skaters, rolling with the punches, and then some. They entertain audiences with bouts against other roller derby teams from across the Southeast.

The team contributes heavily to its community. Whether it be a food pantry drive during a parade or collecting school supplies, these women spread their spirit and goodwill like grease on a wheel. This season, SMRG will be focusing its fundraising efforts on Hawthorne House in Bryson City and The Cherokee Children’s Home. This organization of derby girls is highly structured with various committees to help organize and maintain a good flow of energy. 

No skating experience is necessary to join roller derby. The team teaches everything a member needs to know. Practice is at the Swain County Recreation Center on Sunday and Wednesday.

Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com for $5 or get them at the door for $7. Ages 7 and under are free.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Read 354 times

Media

blog comments powered by Disqus

This Must Be the Place

  • This must be the place

    art theplaceMary Harper was quite possibly the first real friend I made when I moved to Western North Carolina.

    With my apartment a few blocks away from the Water’n Hole Bar & Grill in Waynesville, I ventured down there at night trying to see what was up in this town, trying to make some friends, and trying not to feel alone and isolated in a new place where I was unknown to all who surrounded me. Harper, with her million-dollar smile and swagger, immediately made me feel at home. 

    Written on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 00:00 Read more...