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!
Gillette Roller Derby has partnered with local non-profit Fur Kids Foundation for the year 2017. $1 of every bout ticket sold will go to the pawsome charity that helps the furriest members of the community (and their families) in times of need. Find out how to volunteer on their website, or ask them in person at this Saturday’s game!
Come out to the Camplex Central Pavilion on April 8th to check out your Coal Miners Daughters versus Wolfpack Roller Derby of Greybull, Wyoming! Tickets are $8 at the door, $5 in advance. You can purchase through the Camplex Ticket Office, or by contacting a CMD player.
This January marked a new class of fresh meat for Gillette Roller Derby. Winter was brutal, bringing a historic amount of snow to parts of Wyoming, and a record-setting number of flu cases, as well. After resting and recovering, vets and rookies alike are now on their way to this season’s home opener versus Wolfpack Roller Derby of Greybull, Wyoming.
The Bomber Mountain Derby Devils have moved their practice days to Sunday and Thursday to better compliment sister league Gillette Roller Derby. Any fresh meat, rookie, intermediate, or advanced skaters are welcome to take part in open skate from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday nights at the Bomber Mountain Civic Center.