Babe City Rollers

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Babe City Rollers
League logo
Metro area Bemidji, MN
Country United States
Founded 2009
Track type(s) Flat
Venue Sanford Center
Affiliations WFTDA
Website www.babecityrollers.com

The Babe City Rollers is a roller derby league based in Bemidji, Minnesota. The league was founded in 2009 by two local women: Shannon Murray, inspired by watching a Windy City Rollers bout, and Sara Bronczyk, a former figure skater. By early 2010, it had members with ages ranging from 19 to 55,[1] totaling more than twenty skaters. It played its first bout in February of that year.[2]

Babe City was accepted into the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Apprentice Program in July 2010,[3] and became a full member of the WFTDA in June 2011.[4]

Babe City Rollers is a member-run, non profit sports league that is committed to active community involvement.[5] Each home bout helps raise money for area charities, including Nameless Coalition for the Homeless,[6] Great River Rescue (formally Beltrami Humane Society),[7] and Support Within Reach.[8]

Babe City's Battle Cry:

Who are we? Babe City!

What are we? Something Awesome!

What are we going to do? Kick Some Axe!

Babe City's motto:

Fierce, Fun, Family!

References[edit]

  1. ^ Laurie Swenson, "Roller derby rolls into town", Bemidji Pioneer, February 16, 2010
  2. ^ "Roller derby skates into Bemidji", Grand Forks Herald, February 22, 2010
  3. ^ "WFTDA Apprentice Program welcomes 16 new leagues", 8 July 2010
  4. ^ "WFTDA Welcomes Eight New Member Leagues", WFTDA, 1 June 2011
  5. ^ Babe City Rollers Membership Handbook, 2015
  6. ^ "Babe City Rollers host bout to benefit the Nameless Coalition". 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2016-04-08. 
  7. ^ "Babe City Rollers host bout to benefit Humane Society". 05/03/2015. Retrieved 2016-04-08.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ "Babe City Rollers host bout benefiting Support Within Reach". 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-08.