Our sponsored charity the Fur Kids Foundation is hosting a photo contest for their 2018 pet calendar! It’s free to enter, $1 to vote on your favorite pup. All funds raised support the Fur Kids Foundation. To enter or vote, click here! Contest ends July 22.
There’s just over a week left before the very first WyoSkate mixed scrimmage in Wright. The black and white mixer is free to anyone who signs up, and starts at noon on June 24. There will be fun prizes and a chance to bring roller derby to the Town of Wright! Please visit wrightdays.wyoskate.com to find out more.
This year’s annual Pooch Plunge at the Gillette City Pool is scheduled for August 26th. If you’d like to help close out the last day at the City Pool and let your dog play with other pups, it’s a great chance to do that and also support the Fur Kids Foundation. Tennis balls and treats are provided for a $5 entry fee. To find out more or RSVP, visit their event page on Facebook.
For their second ever bout, the Bomber Mountain Derby Devils took on their sister league, Gillette Roller Derby, in a home bout to benefit PFLAG and Fur Kids Foundation. The final score was 161-86 in favor of Buffalo, but a fun night was had by all. Thanks to the junior skaters with Must Dash Dolls and Cheyenne Fronterrors for coming out to our juniors mixed scrimmage!
Can you guess which skater is which? This Saturday June 10 the Bomber Mountain Derby Devils will play Coal Miners Daughters in a Gillette Roller Derby intraleague bout! Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door. Stop by and see what all the fuss is about. Proceeds from the bout to benefit the Fur Kids Foundation, with a special “Rainbow Basket” being raffled off to help the Gillette chapter of PFLAG.
Regretfully, the Wolfpack of Greybull had to cancel their June 17th bout against Gillette Roller Derby in Cody. Gillette will next take on the Bomber Mountain Derby Devils of Buffalo in their June 10th home bout at Camplex Central Pavilion. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door, and you can purchase them ahead of time at WyoSkate, located in downtown Gillette (118 S. Gillette Avenue.)
Fur Kids Foundation is proud to announce its first ever The Fast and the FURriest Fun Walk at Dalbey Memorial Park in Gillette, Wyoming! Join us for one, two or three laps around the park. The fun walk fundraiser takes place on Saturday, June 3 to help kick off Pet Appreciation Week, which takes place June 4-10. Registration or check-in starts at 7:30 am at the Edward Shelter, with the walk time beginning at 8 am. For two-legged attendees, it’s a $10 donation if you register ahead of time, or a $15 donation if you register the day of the event. Dogs and children under the age of 12 may participate for free. Advance registration is helpful to Fur Kids Foundation, but participants may register onsite. Why should you participate in The Fast and the FURriest Fun Walk? Because you...
Local skate boutique WyoSkate and Gillette Roller Derby will be hosting a mixed scrimmage at the 2017 Wright Days in Wright, Wyoming. First whistle will be at Noon on Saturday, June 24th, outside the Multipurpose Building. Wright Days is a two day community festival hosted every year by the Town of Wright. It is family-friendly and a great way to get to know our community in southern Campbell County. To register, please click here. The cost is free if you are bringing your own jersey. It’s $10 if you’d like a WyoSkate All-Stars tank top (see photo.)
Gillette Roller Derby once again were your beer maidens for the 2017 Crawfish Boil at the Cam-Plex. The Society of Petroleum Engineers hosted the fundraiser for the 34th year in the row to raise money for local families struggling with medical bills. In 2016, the Crawfish Boil raised $73680 for this cause. An estimated 4,500 people including all the volunteers showed up for the event. The Crawfish Boil has grown so much over the years that they now order 13,500 pounds of crawfish, 850 pounds of potatoes, 850 pounds onions, 900 pounds of brats and hot dogs, and 3,000 ears of sweet corn. And of course, plenty of beer! Rookie DracuLaura was one of our crew who helped pour out cold draughts for hungry patrons.
What a fun bout last night was! Thank you to Campbell County Health EMTs for being there for our injured skaters, we know it was a busy night for emergency medical services. Wolfpack Roller Derby reports that their skaters are doing well, and we hope Dire Wolf has a speedy recovery. See you again June 17th in Cody!