Chattanooga Roller Girls Hit 2014 Head On With Grand Slam Season Opener

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Chattanooga Roller Girls (CRG) will host a much-anticipated rematch when they meet the Vette City Roller Derby girls in their season opener Saturday, March 29 at the Chattanooga Trade and Convention Center at 7 p.m.

CRG met the Vette City Roller Derby team on their home court in Bowling Green, Ky, in January at the Vette’s season opener, losing a close bout 190-212.

“We have a lot of respect for the Vette City team,” said Shawn “The mBOMBinator” Williamson, member of the CRG team. “They are a great team, but we can beat them. We’ve all been looking forward to playing them again – especially in front of our fans at home.” 

Ms. Williamson said CRG has one of the strongest fan bases in the roller derby community, which has steadily grown since the Chattanooga Roller Girls skated into town in 2008. Each year, the excitement has grown along with the fans. “The family-friendly, fast-paced bouts are a great, inexpensive way to spend a Saturday night,” said Ms. Williamson.

Not only are the Chattanooga Roller Girls tough and fierce competitors on the derby track, they are also conscientious and passionate contributors within the Chattanooga community. The team supports local organizations by participating in local events and donating a portion of the proceeds from home bouts to the Humane Educational Society, and other local charities.                                                  

For more information on the Chattanooga Roller Girls, including their upcoming 2013 season schedule and links to purchase tickets, visit http://chattanoogarollergirls.com/.

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