Hard Knox Double-Header 07/22/17

Your 2017 HKRG skaters, coaches, and refs. Photo by: Rebecca Sword 

Your 2017 HKRG skaters, coaches, and refs. Photo by: Rebecca Sword 

The Hard Knox Roller Girls are gearing up for their 2nd home double-header of the season this Saturday, July 22nd at The Knoxville Convention Center in downtown Knoxville, TN. Your Hard Knox Brawlers will take to the track first at 5pm to battle it out against the Red River Sirens from Clarksville, TN. Put on your black and green, and cheer these girls to victory! 

HKRG Brawlers vs. 

Red River Sirens @5pm

Then at 7pm, your Hard Knox Allstars will go head to head with Vette City Roller Derby from Bowling Green, KY. It's been awhile since these two teams played each other; HKRG pulled out a narrow defeat last time, winning by a mere 2 points! Let's be sure to make some noise as these two teams skate it out once again. Go HKRG!!! 

HKRG Allstars vs. 

Vette City

      @7pm

 

Besides intense hard-hitting derby action, we've also got a lot of rockin' musical talent lined up to entertain you at half-time and between bouts. Be sure to stick around for these awesome local bands: Doc Isaac, the Badd Hatt'rs, and Mass Driver. They will melt your faces off!  

The theme this weekend is "Stars and Stripes," so add some red, white, and blue accents to your black and green boutfits to show your patriotism. 

The Hard Knox Roller Girls is a 501c3 non-profit organization. They are dedicated to providing community outreach through events, activities, and charity sponsorship. They will be promoting Young-Williams Animal Center as their featured charity at the bouts this weekend. Please bring a donation of cat food, dog food, blankets, towels, and/or toys and receive $2 off admission at the door. 

HKRG Volunteer day at YWAC, July 19, 2017. Photo by: Young-Williams Animal Center

HKRG Volunteer day at YWAC, July 19, 2017. Photo by: Young-Williams Animal Center

Learn more about YWAC:

Young-Williams Animal Center is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization serving Knoxville and Knox County. We are dedicated to the sheltering and placement of animals and general animal welfare. We are an open-intake facility and care for more than 11,000 annually.

Young-Williams Animal Center also has an aggressive spay/neuter program and since 2007 has spayed more than 54,000 dogs and cats. Our Spay/Neuter Solutions offers low-cost options--$45 for cats and $70 for dogs--and convenient access to services via both a Clinic located at 6400 Kingston Pike and a Mobile Spay Shuttle that makes regular visits to different areas in the community. For more information on spaying or neutering, please call 865-215-6599 or visit www.young-williams.org/spay-neuter-your-pet/


Event: Hard Knox Roller Girls Double Header Bout 07/22/2017

4pm – doors open

5pm – HKRG Brawlers vs. Red River Sirens  

7pm – HKRG Allstars vs. Vette City Roller Derby 

Location:

The Knoxville Convention Center 

701 Henley St. 

Knoxville, TN 37902

865.522.5669

865.272.WHIP 

Admission:

Tickets at the door on bout day are $15 for adults, $10 for kids 6 – 12, and FREE for kids 5 and under.

Parking: 

Parking is free in the Locust St. parking garage. 


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

Looking for other opportunities to participate? – 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 of 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 member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), 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.