Portion of derby event’s proceeds to benefit the Brightstar Project

Cheap Dates: For 10 bucks, have a slammin’ good time watching roller derby

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 9:30am

There’s so much that pumps up my burnt out husk of a Cheetos heart about this Cheap Date, I don’t know where to start. 

Once we get through yet another snowstorm this week, if you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to find anything but spring to cheer on, because that season showing up anytime soon to Maine is like Mariah Carey showing up on time for a concert. NOT HAPPENING.

Luckily, the Rock Coast Roller Derby gals are raring to go to perform at the Slam Rock Showdown, a roller derby bout against Keene, New Hampshire’s Elm City Derby Damez. The bout will take place at RCR’s winter home, Point Lookout in Northport, Saturday, March 15.

Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free. And as you know, anything with a $10 price tag for any event around here gets a Cheap Date nod of approval.

I love that the derby galz are still kicking it, and staying true to their giving roots. As you will see in our ongoing profiles Penobscot Bay Pilot does regularly on the derby galz, they’re all about being real, being confident and being a force for good. This is why this particular upcoming bout is so cool. The Rock Coast Rollers regularly donate a portion of their ticket proceeds to a deserving organization and this coming Saturday, a portion of proceeds will be donated to The Brightstar Project.

If you haven’t already heard of this project, our story, Jordyn Bakley’s legacy shines on with her father’s new program, the Brightstar Project has the scoop. It’s all about how choices shape lives.

As a Rock Coast Roller who goes by her derby name, Oxidizer said, “We have always had a mission as a league to be role models to teenagers and find ways to reach out to them to have positive things to do and make positive choices in their lives. This Brightstar Project is doing exactly that and in a really powerful way. This is a great project that needs community support and that is what we are all about. I found out after I announced to the league that we would be supporting them, that some members of our league have personal ties to the family as well.”

So, there you have it. To learn more about this amazing project, visit http://www.gofundme.com/683ihk.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, children 12 and under are free. Tickets are limited and available online only at http://slamrockshowdown.brownpapertickets.com

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com


General information about the Slam Rock Showdown can be found on the Rock Coast Rollers website (www.rockcoastrollers.org). If you are interested in covering the Slam Rock Showdown, or other upcoming events, and would like press tickets, please contact the Rock Coast Rollers Public Relations Committee at rockcoastrollers.pr@gmail.com.

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