Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby League October 2009 Events; Schedule Includes Derby Bouts, Movie Premier and Doing Good
Bradentucky, Fla. (September 30, 2009) – While the regular skating season is over, each weekend during the month of October has an activity involving Southwest Florida’s favorite roller derby league, the Bradentucky Bombers. Fans have plenty of opportunities to mix and mingle with their favorite roller derby girls during an art walk, movie premier of Whip It, fundraising walk, and of course, girl-on-girl action during the Sunday, Oct. 18 roller derby bout. The Bradentucky Bombers’ October 2009 social calendar is as follows:
Friday, Oct. 2
What: League Fundraising Cookout during the First Friday Art Walk at Village of the Arts. Meet and greet members of the Bradentucky Bombers as they grill and serve hotdogs, hamburgers and derby trash talk.
1103 12th Street
West Bradenton, FL
When: Friday, Oct. 2, 5 to 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 2
What: Opening Night of Whip It, a movie about an indie-rock loving misfit finding a way of dealing with her small-Texas town by joining a roller derby league. The flick is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut and stars Ellen Page. The Bradentucky Bombers roller derby girls will be on hand to show off what they do best.
Regal Oakmont Theater
4801 Cortez Rd.
W. Bradenton, FL 34210 and
Royal Palm 20
5125 26th St. E,
Bradenton, FL 34203
When: Friday, Oct. 2, After 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Bradentucky Bombers are “Strong Women Rolling for a Strong Community” by participating in the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center’s Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence walk at J.D. Hamel Park, 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota. Join the Bombers in this 3.5 mile walk to show support for a violence-free future. Advance registration is $5 and includes a t-shirt, refreshments and awards for the most-spirited and largest teams. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the walk at 9 a.m. (www.sparcc.net)
Saturday, Oct. 10
What: "Whip It Good!" Bradentucky Bombers travel to Tampa to take on the Cigar City Mafia in a bonus bout following the Roller Derby Championship Bout between the Black Widows (Tampa) and Switchblade Sisters (Tampa). Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
Skateplex of Temple Terrace
5313 Busch Blvd.
Temple Terrace, FL 33617
When: Saturday, Oct. 10, Doors Open at 7:30 p.m. and Championship Bout starts at 8 p.m. Bradentucky’s Bout to Follow.
Sunday, Oct. 18
What: "Whip It" Intraleague Bout where Bradentucky Bombers and Nuclear Bombshells (Bradentucky’s “B” team) take to the track. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Save $2 with a ticket stub to the Oct. 2 premier of the movie Whip It.
3611 3rd St. W.
Bradenton, FL 34205-8947
When: Sunday, Oct. 18, Tailgating with Free Beer from the Distillery Begins at 5 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m. and Bout Starts at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 24
Bradentucky Bombers Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the Sarasota Polo Club. The roller girls are raising funds to assist in the fight against cancer with a team goal to collect $1,000. Come out and walk with the Bradentucky Bombers or contribute to their fundraiser efforts on the American Cancer Society Web site. Registration for the walk begins at 7:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start time.
About the Bradentucky Bombers
The Bradentucky Bombers is an all-female, full-contact, flat-track roller derby league representing Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice. The league is the Las Vegas "love-child" of founder Gigi RaMoan. Conceived in the bathroom of the Double Down Saloon as Gigi admired the "Sin-City Rollers" graffiti on the wall, the league was quite rightfully named "The Bradentucky Bombers" by her husband, Doug, mere minutes after its conception. That was a few years ago — 2006, to be exact. Today, The Bradentucky Bombers are 30+ skaters strong, currently consisting of two teams: The All-Stars (our "A-team") and The Nuclear Bombshells.
They range in age from 18 to 40+. By day, they are working wives, mothers, students, teachers, motorcycle mechanics, administrative assistants, bartenders, web designers, artists, and everything inbetween. But a few nights a week, just like Cat Woman, alter-egos emerge as they pull up fishnet stockings, strap on skates and transform into Bomber Girls, with names like Busty Bruiser, Mission Mary Position, Vixen Da CrusHer, Snow Wipe U Out, Mia Psycho, Julia Seize-Her, Yakuzza Girl and Signal 20, to name just a few.
Visit www.bradentuckybombers.org for additional information.
CONTACT: Amanda Jess (aka: ProseHack for the Bradentucky Bombers)
Tel: (941) 803-8237