17 Apr 2012 - THE LOS ANGELES DERBY DOLLS HOME TEAM SEASON CONTINUES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH WHEN THE TOUGH COOKIES TAKE ON THE VARSITY BRAWLERS
THE LOS ANGELES DERBY DOLLS HOME TEAM SEASON CONTINUES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 28TH
WHEN THE TOUGH COOKIES TAKE ON THE VARSITY BRAWLERS
Los Angeles – On April 28th The Los Angeles Derby Dolls will be hosting their second home season game of 2012. After losing the championship trophy to the Sirens in 2011, the Tough Cookies have been training hard to show everyone that they still have what it takes to win back the 2012 championship. Facing them on the track will be the Varsity Brawlers. The ladies in purple and yellow have been growing in strength over the last couple of seasons and are determined to show the world that 2012 belongs to the Brawlers. Both teams have a lot to prove in this upcoming battle on April 28th so come to the Doll Factory, the home of Los Angeles Derby Dolls, for a game sure to bring bruises, sweat, tears and cheers.
Join the fun at the Doll Factory, the home of the Derby Dolls located in Historic Filipinotown. The Derby Dolls are also happy to announce that all games for the 2012 season are open to all ages, but please note that all Saturday evening games are “PG-13” rated so parental guidance is suggested. Alcohol sales remain open for 21+ guests who will be issued an alcohol wristband at the door with a valid ID.Small personal cameras (pocket-size, point and shoot only) are now allowed into the Doll Factory, so come and take pictures of your favorite skaters or with them after the bout! Reminder: No photographers are allowed to shoot from the pink track-side walkways at any time. Any large DSLR type cameras that require a camera bag or have interchangeable lenses are strictly prohibited for personal fan use and will be turned away. All professional cameras and equipment will remain for press outlets only.
L.A. Derby Dolls events also offer a full range of entertainment off the track in the Vendor Village with live musical entertainment at halftime, vendors selling art, jewelry and clothes; food from Garage Pizza and a variety of other food trucks onsite; and various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage choices. The L.A. Derby Dolls are proud to be sponsored by Jack Daniel’s and Pabst Blue Ribbon. JD ready-to-drink bottles, along with PBR beer and various wines will be served up by Alex’s Bar. Stila cosmetics will be at all games treating our fans to complimentary beauty products, and the S-One Helmet Company will be protecting our skaters. We are also very excited to also be sponsored by the DSALA - TwentyWonder fundraising event (http://www.twentywonder.org/) which will be returning to the Doll Factory this summer.
Tickets are available for purchase at http://derbydolls.com/tickets. General admission tickets are $18 online and $20 at the door. VIP tickets are $40. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and close at the end of halftime. The Doll Factory is located at 1910 Temple St., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (between Alvarado and Union). General parking is available for $10 at Silver Lake Medical Center, 1711 West Temple (near the intersection of Temple and Union), one block east of the Doll Factory. Motorcycle and Scooter parking is available for $5 at the Main Gate. Please ensure you bring your ID and note that all concessions and most vendors accept cash only.
About the L.A. Derby Dolls:
Founded in 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls (www.derbydolls.com/la) are Southern California’s premiere women’s banked-track, quad-skating, roller derby league. Within the league, four fierce teams battle for dominance: Fight Crew, Sirens, Tough Cookies and Varsity Brawlers. The L.A. Ri-Ettes are L.A. Derby Doll’s all-star team that competes on a national level against the best of the best in the country. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, do not be fooled by appearances – the L.A. Derby Dolls are athletes who skate a sport that is unscripted and real. Honored as a Treasure of Los Angeles by the Central City Association, the L.A. Derby Dolls embody the do-it-yourself, “for the skaters, by the skaters” ethos of modern women’s roller derby.
The L.A. Derby Dolls are one of only thirteen leagues in the U.S. playing roller derby on a banked track. Like most modern female roller derby leagues, the Derby Dolls are volunteer-run and give back to the community that has embraced them. The league also operates the Junior Derby Dolls for girls ages 8-17.
Remaining 2012 L.A. Derby Dolls Season Schedule
SAT - Apr 28 - Tough Cookies vs. Varsity Brawlers
SAT - May 19 - Tough Cookies vs. Sirens
SAT - Jun 16 - LA Ri-ettes vs. Rat City Rollergirls from Seattle, WA
SUN - Jun 17 - Baby Doll Brawl (All Ages)
SAT – Jul 7 – Twenty Wonder – DSALA Fundraising Event
SAT – Aug 18 – Fight Crew vs. Tough Cookies
SAT – Sep 8 – Sirens vs. Varsity Brawlers
SAT – Sep 29 – Tough Cookies vs. Diego Rollers (SDDD)
SUN – Sep 30 – Fight Crew vs. The Swarm (SDDD)
SAT – Oct 20 – Varsity Brawlers vs. Fight Crew
SAT – Nov 3 – 2012 Championship Game
SAT – Dec 1 – L.A. Ri-Ettes vs. Denver Roller Dolls