St. Chux Derby Chix

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St. Chux Derby Chix
League logo
Metro area Saint Charles, Missouri
Country United States
Founded 2009
Teams Pack in Black and Hells Belles
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Matteson Square Garden
Affiliations WFTDA
Website Official website

St. Chux Derby Chix (SCDC) is a women's flat track roller derby league located in St. Charles, Missouri.[1] The 2 teams are made up of women between the ages of 19 and 41 with diverse backgrounds and occupations such as Business Owner, Stay-at-Home Mom, Certified Medical Assistant, Special Education Coordinator, and Product Supervisor.[2][3]

History[edit]

St. Chux Derby Chix was started in August 2009 by five women from St. Charles, Missouri.[1] Although nearby St. Louis, Missouri had an established roller derby team, there was a need for derby expansion in St. Charles.[3] Establishing a skater run, skater owned, roller derby team began with recruitment, utilitizing online advertising and word-of-mouth.[1] The number of skaters grew until December 2009 when SCDC officially incorporated, adopted a set of bylaws, and made plans for their first competitive season.[1]

SCDC in the Media[edit]

The St. Chux Derby Chix league has regularly been featured in the St. Louis area press.[2][3] They are regular guests of Gary B and Randy Gardner broadcasting live on 590 The Fan KFNS (AM).[4] Local television station KPLR-TV listed the team as a "Team of the Week" in June 2010.[5] They were most recently featured on channel 5's Show Me St. Louis,[6] and are favorite guests on the Thom & Jeff Show.[7]

Charity[edit]

Each bout is an opportunity for the Chix to give back to the community. In 2012, they raised funds for Walk MS,[8] Miles Against Melanoma,[9] Seize the Day Run,[10] Disabled Athlete Sports Association,[11] and Growing American Youth.[12] On May 7, 2011, the league sponsored a bout for the Daryl Strawberry Foundation.[13][14] In 2009, SCDC league members assisted the charity event "Pasta for Pets" during their annual auction event.[15]

League Affiliations[edit]

SCDC was accepted as an apprentice member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association in October 2011,[16] and became a full member in September 2012.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "St. Charles, St. Louis, MO Roller Derby". St. Chux Derby Chix. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  2. ^ a b Ponche, Kalen (2011-03-18). "Meet the St. Chux Derby Chix - St. Charles, MO Patch". Stcharles.patch.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  3. ^ a b c 5437 Westwood Dr, Saint Charles, MO (2011-01-28). "Maryland Heights Mom Bouts as St. Chux Derby Chix - Maryland Heights, MO Patch". Marylandheights.patch.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  4. ^ "Sports Zone STL - Sports Radio". Sportszonestl.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  5. ^ "Team of the Week: St. Chux Derby Chix (Women\'s Roller Derby) - KPLR". Kplr11.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  6. ^ "KSDK Show Me St. Louis". KSDK.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  7. ^ "The Thom & Jeff Show". thethomandjeffshow.com. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  8. ^ "Walk MS 2012". nationalmssociety.org. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  9. ^ "Miles Against Melanoma 2012". milesagainstmelanoma5k.org. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  10. ^ "Seize the Day Run 2012". seizetheday.org. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  11. ^ "Disabled Athlete Sports Association". dasasports.org. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  12. ^ "Growing American Youth". growingamericanyouth.org. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  13. ^ "Skate for Autism". Fightforautism.org. 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  14. ^ "The Darryl Strawberry Foundation "Fight for Autism"". stchuxderbychix.com. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  15. ^ "Pasta For Pets". St. Chux Derby Chix. Retrieved 2011-07-14. 
  16. ^ "WFTDA accepts 14 leagues into apprentice program", WFTDA, 27 October 2011
  17. ^ "WFTDA Adds Four New Members", WFTDA, 7 September 2012

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