Congratulations to the Runaway Brides on their championship victory over the Schoolyard Scrappers! The bout was exciting, with a strong start by the Scrappers, who held the score close well into the third quarter. The Brides emerged as the winner with a score of 132 – 99.
Our Minor Assaults had a mashup bout to open the night. These national champions showed off their hard-hitting skills on the banked track, with a Blue vs White match. Team White won, with a score of 114 – 91.
Check out the photos below for a recap of the action, and watch the live streams for all of the blocks, jams, and apex jumps!
Be The Match has been helping people with leukemia, lymphoma and other diseases that require a blood or bone marrow transplant. They take their bone marrow and blood registry, and match donors up with people in need to save lives. They also have been doing extensive research into cures. AZDD is asking that you go to bethematch.org and sign up to be on the registry, or make a tax deductible donation this month. You could help save a life!
We’re headed into the championships this weekend! If you read the Phoenix New Times, you might’ve found an article featuring some of the Scrappers, Brides, and Regulators, by Robrt L. Pela. If you haven’t, click the link to check it out!
Our very own Minor Assaults have their own organization. If you know a skater between the ages of 10-18, have them check out AZDD Inspire!
The mission of AZDD Inspire, a non-profit organization, is to mentor young female athletes through the sport of Banked Track Roller Derby. Adult skaters and volunteers will promote sportsmanship, healthy habits, leadership, and volunteerism, in girls ages 10 – 18.
Youth skaters will be empowered with physical fitness, mental toughness, and adaptability. Through mentorship, skaters will be taught the value and power of teamwork. These self-confident girls will participate in volunteer activities to enrich their community.
For more information, visit www.azddinspire.org.