CHAMPAIGN, IL, August 18 – While Twin City Derby Girls (TCDG) had planned to launch the 2016 Home Team Series in conjunction with the Taste of Champaign this weekend, unexpected events will force them to make other plans. Inclement weather on Monday evening affected the venue for this weekend’s series opener and the community-based non-profit athletic organization has opted to reschedule the game. The 2016 Home Team Series opener will now be held on Saturday, September 3, at 7 p.m.
“With a new-to-us facility come unforeseen issues. The facility issues are being addressed, but we were uncomfortable with the possibility not everything might be fixed by Saturday. Since we don’t want to put our wonderful fans through a last-minute cancellation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the home team series opener,” said league president Jamie Kozma (La Jam Nikita). “We are going full steam ahead with the new home opener date of September 3 and will hold the full seven game series. For fans who wanted to see the Damagin’ Dames vs. The ‘Paign, they can see that particular matchup on November 5 and again on December 3.”
The [rescheduled] event to begin the home team series marks a return of the three-team intraleague program by TCDG. Home team competition provides opportunities for newer skaters to gain experience, and all skaters can compete without the pressures and travel expenses that accompany away games.
Fans that have already purchased tickets to the August 20 game are asked to contact TCDG (email@example.com), where they will receive either a refund or can use their ticket toward any of the seven home team games this fall.
Additionally, TCDG is providing event parking for the Taste of Champaign-Urbana event this Friday evening and all day Saturday. Directly adjacent to West Side Park, the convenient parking is located at the McKinley Events Center (500 W. Church St., C.) for $10 per vehicle. All monies raised go toward Twin City Derby Girls, a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization.
About Twin City Derby Girls: Founded in 2010, Twin City Derby Girls (www.twincityderbygirls.com) is Champaign-Urbana’s premiere flat-track, quad-skating, adult roller derby league. The Twin City Derby Girls aim to promote roller derby in the Champaign-Urbana area community by fostering athleticism, empowerment, and sportsmanship among all of our members and supporters, while benefiting local non-profit organizations through our charitable donations and service. As a local 501(c)(3) organization and competitive member league of the international Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the Twin City Derby Girls embody the do-it-yourself, “for the skaters, by the skaters” ethos of modern women’s roller derby.
2016 Home Team Season Schedule
9/3 Dames vs Bombshells
9/24 Bombshells vs ‘Paign
10/15 Dames vs Bombshells
11/5 ‘Paign vs Dames
11/19 Bombshells vs ‘Paign
12/3 ‘Paign vs Dames