Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2013

Roller Derby at Birdtown to benefit Cancer Support Center

The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls are set to host their last home bout of the season! “Pajama Jam” is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Birdtown Gym in Cherokee. The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will face off against the Middle Georgia Derby Demons from Macon, Ga. Doors open at 5p.m., bout begins at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the bout will benefit the Betty Dupree Cherokee Cancer Support Center.  The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls have a tradition of donating proceeds from their ticket sales to local charities since their debut sold out bout. Most recently, SMRG donated proceeds from their “Cruisin’ for a Bruisin” event to Hawthorne Heights and the Cherokee Children’s Home. SMRG have also donated funds to other organizations such as Qualla Safe House and The Bryson City Food Pantry in the past.

Smoky Mountain Roller Girls is a non-profit all women’s flat track derby team.  Residents of Swain, Jackson, Macon, Haywood and Buncombe Counties make up the team. Women ages 18 and up are encouraged to come out for practice on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9p.m. at the Birdtown Gym. Men and women are invited to join the team as non-skating officials, referees and volunteers. Advance tickets for Pajama Jam are $5 and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $7 at the door. Children under 5 are always free. Tuckasegee Tavern will be hosting an after party beginning at 8:00 pm following the bout.

– Smoky Mountain Roller Girls

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