Babe City Rollers
|Metro area||Bemidji, MN|
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, totaling more than twenty skaters. It played its first bout in February of that year.
Babe City Rollers is a member-run, non profit sports league that is committed to active community involvement. Each home bout helps raise money for area charities, including Nameless Coalition for the Homeless, Great River Rescue (formally Beltrami Humane Society), and Support Within Reach.
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!
- Laurie Swenson, "Roller derby rolls into town", Bemidji Pioneer, February 16, 2010
- "Roller derby skates into Bemidji", Grand Forks Herald, February 22, 2010
- "WFTDA Apprentice Program welcomes 16 new leagues", 8 July 2010
- "WFTDA Welcomes Eight New Member Leagues", WFTDA, 1 June 2011
- Babe City Rollers Membership Handbook, 2015
- "Babe City Rollers host bout to benefit the Nameless Coalition". 2015-03-15. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
- "Babe City Rollers host bout to benefit Humane Society". 05/03/2015. Retrieved 2016-04-08. Check date values in:
- "Babe City Rollers host bout benefiting Support Within Reach". 2015-04-19. Retrieved 2016-04-08.