Dixie Derby Girls

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Dixie Derby Girls
League logo
Metro area Huntsville, Alabama
Country United States
Founded December 2004
Teams Raging Rockets (A Team)
Rocket City Rollers (B team)
Track type(s) Flat
Venue NSS Conference Center / Skate Odyssey
Affiliations WFTDA
Org. type 501(c)(3) NPO
Website dixiederbygirls.com

The Dixie Derby Girls Roller Derby League[1] is a women's flat track roller derby league located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in December 2004, DDG is a founding member[2] of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).[3]

History[edit]

The Dixie Derby Girls were established and began training in 2004.[4] In 2006, they began bouting at Roller Time with two home teams, the Thrill Killers and the Red Hot Riots, and an All-Star team that traveled and played teams from other leagues. The Thrill Killers and Red Hot Riots were dissolved in 2008 and an A and B team were established, with the A team playing for WFTDA ranking and traveling to play other leagues. The B team was primarily a home team and did not play for rankings. This change coincided with the league moving their games to the Von Braun Center. In 2010, the A team was renamed the Raging Rockets, and the B team was renamed the Rocket City Rollers. As the league has changed, so to has its venues and partnerships. With the dissolution of a sister league, Rolling Arsenal of Derby, the Dixie Derby Girls partnered with the local junior roller derby team, the Rocket City Rebels (formerly the RAD Recruits). The two teams now play their home seasons at the NSS Conference Center and Skate Odyssey as partnered double headers.

League governance[edit]

The League is governed by the Board of Directors, with most league decisions made by an executive committee.

Community[edit]

The League operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and partners with local charities for every home bout. In addition, the league and individual skaters participate in events to raise money and awareness for local charities. In the past, money has been raised for Habitat for Humanity, Harris Home for Children, Breaking Free Rescue Mission, American Heart Association, Hope Place, Life Cycles, The Boys and Girls Club, Thrive Alabama, A New Leash on Life, The American Red Cross, United Way, and Huntsville Friends of Rabbits.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Member Leagues". WFTDA. April 2006. Archived from the original on 9 April 2006. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dixie Derby Girls – WFTDA". wftda.com. WFTDA. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Hill, Jennifer R. (14 April 2008). "Dixie Derby Girls empowered by roller rink competition". Enewscourier.com. The News Courier. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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