Chattanooga Roller Girls Holding 1st Annual Co-Ed Scrimmage-A-Thon

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Chattanooga Roller Girls are saying goodbye to the 2017 season with a day full of roller derby. Chattanooga’s first annual co-ed Scrimmage-A-Thon will take place on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Skaters (men and women!) will come from across the region to play in 30-minute scrimmages. This all-day derby event, called Blue Harvest, is Star-Wars themed and leads up to the Monster Mash co-ed bout at 5 p.m., where chosen skaters from Blue Harvest will battle it out against the Chattanooga Allstars.

It will be followed by the last home game of the season, called Nightmare on Derby Street. The Chattanooga B-Railers will take on the Soul City Sirens at 7 p.m. This bout benefits the Northside Neighborhood House, a local charity that promotes the independence of residents north of the river by with programs such as the Emergency Direct Assistance Program and through local thrift stores. Bring an item of clothing to the bout to donate and be entered to win a CRG Trick or Treat prize bucket filled with stickers, candy, and gorish goodies from some of CRG’s sponsors. This game’s half time show will be a Layer It On Relay, where participants from the audience will race around the track and put on items of clothing to win a sweet prize.

All day spectator passes are $10. Get tickets ahead of time from your favorite derby folk or online at https://m.bpt.me/event/3020592, or get them at the door. This is a family-friendly event where concessions (and even adult beverages) are available for purchase.

For more information about the Chattanooga Roller Girls, visit chattanoogarollergirls.com.



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