A Decade of Derby Homecoming Double-Header 06/25/16

Your Hard Knox Roller Girls (HKRG) are at it again. Hard hits and raw tenacity smack the floor in bout two of the 2016 10-year anniversary season!  First off your Hard Knox Brawlers take on the Smoky Mountain Roller Girls (SMRG) of Bryson City, North Carolina at 5pm.  Get ready for some exciting, nailing biting action.  Your Brawlers are training hard and are ready to “Whip it and whip it good!”  These teams ran the road together back in 2014 with a narrow win going to SMRG.  Things change, teams change, and your Brawlers are ready to fight it out and take the win.

Your Hard Knox Allstars take the track against Appalachian Roller Girls (ARG) of Boone, NC at 7pm.   The last interchange between these two teams was in 2013 with the win going to HKRG, a startling 140-point difference!  HKRG has been fighting hard for 10 years now, currently ranked 119 out of 288.  ARG started in 2010 and are currently ranked at 180.  Rankings do not mean everything.  Each night on the derby track is different.  It’s all about desire and hard work.   These teams are sure to feed your need for derby speed!

HKRG is celebrating A Decade of Derby and they want you to enjoy in all the fun!  Come dressed up as your favorite derby skater for a chance to win free entry to the after party and a personalized photo of the team!

The night’s charity is the Autism Society of East Tennessee.   The Autism Society is a community-based organization that improves the lives of all persons impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders.  They envision a community that supports and shows compassion to those affected by autism by providing accessibility through collaboration, education and support services. 

Bring a nonperishable food donation for the Love Kitchen and get $2.00 off at the door.

Come out early and get a good seat up close to the action!

Event: Hard Knox Roller Girls Doubleheader Bout 6/25/16                     

                               June 25th – 4pm doors open

5pm – HKRG Brawlers vs. Smoky Mountain Roller Girls, Bryson City, NC

7pm – HKRG Allstars vs. Appalachian Roller Girls, Boone, NC

Location:          The Cooper Athletic Center on Maryville College Campus

502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy

Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 272-WHIP (9447)

http://www.maryvillecollege.edu/about/inside/map/

Admission:     Tickets for sale day of the game at the door $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children 6-12, 5 and under FREE.  $5 off with Student or Military ID.  Discounts cannot be combined.

WANT TO JOIN? –Skaters must be 18+ and female to join league involvement. All shapes, sizes, and skill levels welcome. We can teach you how to skate and how to fall safely. New recruits can contact freshmeat@hardknoxrollergirls.com for answers to your questions. Additional recruitment information is on our website: www.hardknoxrollergirls.com. Not 18+? No worries, junior derby is finally here! Now enrolling boys and girls ages 7-17 for our August-October session. Contact Information@hardknoxrollergirls.com for more info. 

Looking to get involved in other ways?  Want to referee, volunteer at bouts, promote, or contribute in any way to our league?  Contact volunteers@hardknoxrollergirls.com to find out about volunteer opportunities and share your talents with this exciting organization!

Want to sponsor or advertise with HKRG?  Contact sponsorship@hardknoxrollergirls.com or publicrelations@hardknoxrollergirls.com for more info.

ABOUT HKRG -The Hard Knox Roller Girls (HKRG) is an all female flat track roller derby league located in Knoxville, TN.  Founded in January 2006, HKRG includes women representing all walks of life – students, mothers, wives, professionals, and everything in between – yet all maintain the same underlying spirit: that of a Warrior, a Woman, and a Winner.  As a WFTDA league, HKRG is a licensed non-profit organization that is skater owned and operated.  The mission of the Hard Knox Roller Girls is to provide athletic entertainment while promoting the sport of roller derby.  Our program provides regular supervised training, instruction, and competition that improve members' individual athletic ability, self-discipline and character, while preparing to represent Knoxville at a national level.  We are dedicated to providing community outreach through events, activities, and charity sponsorship.  We are also advocates for similar roller derby leagues that seek to encourage the sport of roller derby nationally and internationally.  


CONTACT:

Marysha Adams

Hard Knox Roller Girls

mslaea871@gmail.com 

615-977-7945

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