We had a great home bout on July 23, beating the Battle Cats of Soutshire Roller Derby, 278-121.
First, we had a blast. We all played hard on a hot and humid evening, and even the power getting knocked out by the weather during halftime couldn’t stop the fun. Winning was awesome, of course, but the sisterhood that our team lives every day is really why we keep coming back to derby.
Second, we raised money through our wheel toss for Avenue A, to support the great work they do with teenagers in Antrim.
Finally, we loved the support of our fans – not just the ticket sales, but the enthusiastic cheering! From a raise of hands, the majority of our fans had never been to a derby bout before. We were proud to introduce our sport to so many new faces in our community.
Here are two great fantastic sets from the bout – this one captured by Rachael Austin of 71 West Photography and this one by Paul Erhardt – plus, an absolutely terrific video of our bout produced by Dave Kirkpatrick of Iron Horse Audio and Video Productions. We couldn’t be more grateful for their talent and generosity.
Our season’s not done yet! Come join us at these upcoming events:
August 20, 4 PM: Mad Knockers vs Battle Cats Rematch! Fantastic beer garden sponsored by Ramuntos, and after-party with a taco/burrito bar by Riley Rink. Family friendly activities included: poster making table, free photo booth and face painting. Kids 12 and under are free.
September 10, 6-9 PM: Roller skating night at the Antrim Town Gym. Admission is $8 including skates, and we’ll have refreshments and MRD merchandise for sale. It’s a great place to pick up a sticker for your car, or do some early holiday shopping for a fan you might know.
September 12, 6:30-8:30 PM: Fresh Meat Night at Great Brook School in Antrim. We’ll teach you the basics of the game, let you borrow some gear, meet the team, and have some fun together.
September 17: Antrim Home and Harvest Festival. See us skate in the parade! Stay tuned for details about a possible scrimmage/skating session!
Did you know that we have a juniors team? The Mad Misfits are girls and boys ages 8-17. They practice on Monday and Wednesday evenings, and have a wide range of experience. New skaters encouraged and welcomed!. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.