The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) formed in 2004, and teams have sprouted up in cities across the nation. Enter our own little valley. The Hellgate Rollergirls, Inc. recently became a nonprofit and is still trying to find a permanent space to practice.
Tonight's Black-n-Blue Ball fundraiser serves as one way to get that dream realized. And Rollergirls are doing it the way you might expect for a group of bruisers with a rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Quaint art auction? No way. Easy listening jazz band? Uh, no.
Instead, you’ve got the Hermans (playing their last show—or so they say) and a bachelor/bachelorette auction featuring derby girls and Great Northern Fight Club dudes. No doubt, it’ll be a spicy affair.
The Black-n-Blue Ball kicks off at the Elks Lodge at 7 PM starting with DJs and the Hermans, followed by the auction at 10 PM. $5.
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