By Cutlass Supreme, Aug 23 2014 02:20AM
Not only did the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers take home a hard earned WIN against the Clarksvillians for their final home bout of the season, they also raised money and donations for Martha's Vineyard. A big thank you to all that donated in the weeks leading up to and during the bout. It wouldn't have been possible without caring people like you who take action to make our community better! The article below was recently featured on WPSD's Local 6 website.
August 20, 2014 - Article by Krystle Callais of WPSD Local 6
A local roller derby team is helping to fight hunger in Western Kentucky.
For the past few weeks, the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers has been collecting food and raising money for Martha's Vineyard.
On Saturday, August 16th, the group presented the fruits of their labor to the non-profit.
Martha's got a check for $1,000 and several hundred pounds of canned goods.
By Cutlass Supreme, Aug 5 2014 03:00PM
The West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers' Meet and Greet in front of The Vape House at 224 Broadway was a success. There were many adult and junior league skaters and volunteers who spent the evening meeting the public. They raised money and accepted donations for Martha's Vineyard as well as handed out flyers for their upcoming bout on August 16th. They also did a bit of recruiting for the adult and junior league.
2015 Bout Schedule To Be Announced...
Our bouting season is over for 2014, but we'll be back at it in 2015! Upcoming bout dates will be posted soon. Also, if you travel to nearby bouts and mixers to watch other teams play, you're likely to catch some of our talented skaters on the track. The occasional opportunity to join forces with skaters from other teams is a fun, great way to grow as a skater, and also........one can never have "too much" roller derby in their life! We appreciate the the wonderful support everyone has given WKRR over the past few years and look forward to seeing everyone this season. If your team is interested in scheduling a bout with the West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers, please contact Barba Fett for information. *All HOME games will take place at Kingsway Skateland in Paducah, KY*
Last Home Bout of the Season a WIN for WKRR as well as Martha's Vineyard
Saturday, August 16th, was WKRR's last home bout of the season and I'm proud to state that they rolled out on a high note. They played a tough game against the Clarksvillain Roller Girls who traveled to Paducah from Clarksville, Tennessee. The Villains have improved tremendously since their league began in late 2011 and really made WKRR work for their win. There were plenty of big hits, fancy footwork, and well executed strategic blocking by both teams. The final score was 196-118.
A portion of the proceeds from every bout WKRR hosts is donated to a local charity. During half-time, Martha's Vineyard of Paducah was presented with a $1000.00 and hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food. A heartfelt thank you to our fans, volunteers, and caring members of community for helping to make this possible.
There is so much that goes into planning a bout and many people to thank for their contributions. Thanks to Music Zone for letting the announcers, J-PLOWW and Fett, borrow wireless microphones for the night. Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings for hosing our afterparty and being all around wonderful. Thanks to The Burrito Shack for their support (Who doesn't love burritos?). And, of course, a big thanks to Sandra and Crew at KIngsway Skateland for allowing us to get down and DERBY in their rink.
Mention WKRR when you dine at Buffalo Wild Wings
We are honored to participate in the Home Team Advantage program with Paducah's Buffalo Wild WIngs! Dine at their James Sullivan Drive location on any date during 2015 to support the Rockin' Rollers. Its an easy, fun, and delicious way to do a good deed. Mention WKRR and show the above Teammate Card to your server when taking care of the bill. Present a screen shot of the above card on your mobile device or print a copy to submit with payment. 10% of total sales will be donated back to our team at the end of the year. Its just that easy! You're sure to leave with a full belly and a warm feeling in your heart.
We are grateful for our new sponsor! If you would like to meet your local roller girls, come to Buffalo Wild Wings on Thursday, February 26th, between 4pm and 10pm and hang out with us.
Men Who Cook 2015 with WKRR
The Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center is having their largest annual fundraiser, Men Who Cook, on Saturday, March 7th, from 6:30pm-11:00pm. The event will be held in the Julian Carrol Convention Center in downtown Paducah. This year, they are having a Vegas theme and adding fantasy casino gaming to the event. The West Kentucky Rockin' Rollers will be volunteering there for the second year in a row! Be sure to come out and see us. It's for a great cause! Click here to visit PASAC's website for more details.
For SIDS Sake Foundation
"Skating the Distance"
What if I told you that YOU could be part of an event to break a WORLD RECORD? What if I told you, all you need is a pair of skates? That's it! On May 2nd, you can join the For Sids Sake Foundation in a parade through Paducah, KY as we attempt to break a world record and raise funds that will help further research and prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Click here to visit the foundation's website and learn how you can register for this unique and exciting event!