Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bradenton/Sarasota-Area Roller Derby this Weekend

What are you doing this weekend? How about some slammin' and jammin' roller derby action! This release was distributed to local media today...

"Whip It" with the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby Intra-League Bout Sunday, October 18, 2009


Red vs. Black on the Track with Real, Live, and Local Derby

Bradentucky, Fla. (October 13, 2009) – The regular skating season has concluded but the Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby League is giving fans one last intra-league bout on Sunday, Oct. 18. Coinciding with the October release of the roller derby movie Whip It, directed by Drew Barrymore, and the sport’s growing popularity, the Bombers have dubbed the bout with the movie’s title. The bout will take place at Florida Wheels (3611 3rd Street, W. Bradenton, Fla.) and rolls at 6:15 p.m. Tailgating begins at 5 p.m. with free beer provided by The Distillery Tavern. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

Fans, those curious about the sport, and those who remember roller derby of yesteryear are invited to come see female skaters who are sweet teachers, administrators, and business owners by day and hard-hitting roller derby girls by night. The league is recruiting and looking for a few good women who think they have what it takes to be a roller derby girl. Those who think they have what it takes are invited to the bout, too.

What: Whip It Roller Derby Intra-league Bout

Who: Bradentucky Bombers Roller Derby League

When: Sunday, October 18, 2009
5 p.m. Tailgating, Free Beer from The Distillery Tavern
6:15 p.m. Bout Start

How: $12 Tickets available at the door
$10 Tickets in Advance; Available from:
RAWK Shop: 1103 12th Street, Bradenton
Florida Wheels: 3611 3rd Street, Bradenton
A Bradentucky Derby Girl (like ME! Yankee Tripper!)
Children under 10 are free; this bout is rated PG-13.

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 in between. 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.com for additional information.

MEDIA CONTACT: Amanda Jesse
Tel: (941) 803-8237
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