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August 7, 2012 > Love, Devotion and Rink Rash

Love, Devotion and Rink Rash

Submitted By Golden State Roller Girls

Roller derby, the fastest growing and most misunderstood sport in the world is an international phenomenon at the tipping point of stardom. Anyone who has attended a women's roller derby bout in its latest incarnation has seen the love and devotion that drives thousands of women around the globe to don fishnets, stage names and roller skates. The number of female league-skaters in the United States is estimated over 20,000, and the first-ever World Cup in 2011 had women around the globe lacing up skates to compete internationally.

The Golden State Roller Girls (GSRG) of Dublin will hold a one-time viewing of "Derby Baby" at the Vine Cinema and Alehouse in Livermore August 16 at 7 p.m. Narrated by actress/musician Juliette Lewis, "Derby Baby" takes viewers on a quest to learn why women's roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world.

An all-female, skater-owned, flat-track roller derby league, GSRG's goal is to promote the advancement of athleticism, confidence, and empowerment among women. The league is always recruiting skaters, referees, NSO's (Non-Skating Officials), and volunteers. Skaters must be 18 years or older; any skill level is invited to join. Some of the league's best skaters learned to skate once they joined.

Since roller derby is skater-owned, leagues rely on dues and fundraising to continue. Proceeds from this fundraising event will go to help fund travel and rent practice venues. Ultimately, the GSRG would like to raise enough funds to have an indoor venue so fans can enjoy a home game.

Tickets can be purchased online via Golden State Roller Girls Facebook page and at the door. Seating is limited, so purchase tickets early. Beer, wine, and food are available at the Vine Cinema. "Derby Baby" memorabilia and other items will be auctioned at the event.

To purchase tickets go to http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/259940. To find out more about Golden State Roller Girls visit https://www.facebook.com/GoldenStateRollerGirls or e-mail GSrollergirls@gmail.com.

Derby Baby
Thursday, Aug 16
7 p.m.
Vine Cinema and Alehouse
1722 First St., Livermore
(925) 447-2546
www.vinecinema.com
Tickets: $13

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