CAPE GIRARDEAU ROLLER GIRLS NEWS
Cape Girardeau Roller Girls To Take on Midstate Mayhem April 26th
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) invite Midstate Mayhem of Springfield Illinois to the A.C. Brase Arena Saturday, April 26th at 7:00 p.m. when the MidState Mayhem Roller Girls (MMRD) roll in from Springfield, IL. The following Monday, anyone interested—or just curious—about going through the ninety-day training process to become a skater (called Fresh Meat), a referee or non-skating official is invited to attend the team’s practice at 6 p.m., also at the Arena.
This will be the third home bout of the 2014 season for CGRG, who return to their home track following a close loss to one of their favorite rivals, Southern Illinois Roller Girls (SIRG) out of Marion. The Springfield team will play their first 2014 bout at home against SIRG next month.
CGRG is in its fifth season, giving the home team—relatively new by derby standards—an unusual advantage over an even newer team, as MMRD was not established until 2011. Still, these athletes are evenly matched on the track, and this promises to be another action-packed match, explains CGRG founder, Sue Bob Fight (aka Julie Moser). “While CGRG has never played against MMRD, many of us have played with their skaters on occasion. They are a very skilled team and we are excited to play them in what will surely be a tough, close scoring bout.”
The CGRG is a 501c4 nonprofit organization, and the team donates a portion of every bout to a local charity. Last month the team chose Southeast Hospice as the nonprofit recipient and will present the donation at halftime. In February the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls donated $500 to the Special Olympics, in addition to the $3,200 raised by the team during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge previously that month.
This month’s donation recipient is Beacon Health Center. Other charities designated this season as beneficiaries of the team’s good will include the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Foundation, Beacon Health Center, and the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri.
The CGRG takes pride in providing a family-friendly atmosphere. After every bout the fans are invited down to the track for photos and autographs, and children are encouraged to jump into the team photo. All home bouts are held at the A.C. Brase Arena. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., and the main bout begins at approximately 7:00. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Pitter’s Café, PMac Music and from any roller girl for $7 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com; tickets can be purchased for $9 at the door the night of the bout. Visit www.CapeGirardeauRollerGirls.com for the full season schedule, and follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Myspace.
To get more information on joining CGRG, check out our Recruitment event HERE.
CGRG vs MO-Kan Bout Recap
The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls second bout of the 2014 season was a hard hitting, action packed match against the Mo-Kan Roller Girlz from Joplin, MO on Saturday March 29th.
A portion of the proceeds benefiting Southeast Hospice, patient funds. Please join CGRG in helping raise much needed funds for hospice patients and their families by
supporting the upcoming Adult Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 12th!
CGRG and Mo-Kan first met last June at the Midwest Derbyfest Tournament in Lebannon, MO. Mo-Kan won that bout knocking CGRG out of the double elimination tournament. CGRG was ready for a rematch!
Mo-Kan came out strong in the first half with a solid defense, only allowing CGRG 15 points to Mo-Kan’s 118. Although Mo-Kan had a substantial lead CGRG came back in the second half more determined than ever to overcome the point gap. CGRG’s defense strengthened as our jammer rotation of Queen Cobra, Flesner, SheKill Oneal, Block Widow, Molotov, Wicked Witch of the Midwest, and Crazy Anya persevered
on scoring an additional 90 points in the second half. With CGRG’s defenses working overtime the second half to stop the point bleeding , our talented blockers worked hard at slowing Mo-Kan’s jammers as well as penetrating the walls of Mo-Kan blockers. With a final score of 242-105,Mo-Kan took the win.
Bruise Fairy was voted MVP blocker and Queen Cobra the MVP jammer.
CGRG played every jam like it was the first, fighting hard and fast, cheered on by our fantastic fans! We look forward to seeing everyone again on April 26th Brase Arena building.
All photos courtesy of Jeffrey Bazzell. Check out more photos from the bout HERE!
CGRG to Take on MO-KAN 3/29/2014
Hot on the wheels of the popular opening mash-up, the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls get into the real competition of their fifth season March 29th MO-KAN All Starz. Doors to the A.C.Brase Arena will open at 5:00 p.m. and the main event begins at approximately 7:00.
CGRG donates a portion of every bout to a local charity. Last month the team chose Special Olympics as the nonprofit recipient and will present the donation at halftime. This is in addition to the $3,200 raised by the team during the Special Olympics Polar Plunge in February. This month’s donation recipient is Southeast Hospice, a group the team has partnered with for several years. Other charities designated this season as beneficiaries of the team’s good will include the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Foundation and Beacon Health Center.
The CGRG takes pride in providing a family-friendly atmosphere. After every bout the fans are invited down to the track for photos and autographs, and children are encouraged to jump into the team photo. All home bouts are held at the A.C. Brase Arena. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance at Pitter’s Café, PMac Music and from any roller girl for $7 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com; tickets can be purchased for $9 at the door the night of the bout.
CGRG Season Opener Mashup Bout Recap
2014 BOUT SCHEDULE
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