Roller girls host ‘Spring Fling’Her’ bout

Smoky Mountain Roller Girls “Spring Fling’Her” bout against G-Force (Gastonia) is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at the Swain County Recreation Center in Bryson City.

Proceeds from the bout will benefit the Big Brother and Big Sister Program of Swain County. The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls are also asking fans to bring toiletry donations for families in need.

Smoky Mountain Roller Girls is a non-profit all women’s flat track derby team from Bryson City. Women interested in joining are invited to come check out the team during their twice-weekly practices held Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

There is also a Balsam Mountain Roller Girls team that is based in Waynesville.

Tickets for Spring Fling’Her are $5, with children under 5 free.

Tuckasegee Tavern will be hosting an after party beginning at 8 p.m. following the bout.

www.brownpapertickets.com.

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