The Utica Clubbers Heat Things Up July 31st

Utica Clubbers Vs. Lehigh Valley

The women of Central New York Roller Derby (CNYRD) proudly present THE UTICA CLUBBERS VERSUS LEHIGH VALLEY ROLLERGIRLS (Pennsylvania) in “Summer Scorcher” at the JFK Civic Arena in Rome, NY on Saturday July 31st. Come out and watch two Women’s Flat Track Derby Apprentice leagues battle it out for derby supremacy. “Summer Scorcher” is also a special event honoring volunteer firefighters from the area, the selfless men and women who put their lives on the line to keep our homes and families safe. CNYRD is giving free tickets to volunteer fire departments across Central New York and inviting them to come and represent their department and put out the flames on the track that will surely ignite when these two ferocious teams meet. The doors open at 6:00 pm and the whistle is at 7:00 pm. Cost of admission is $12 at the door for adults. Advance tickets may be purchased for $10 each at, at the Tramontaine Cafe and Café Domenico in Utica, and at Bill's Variety at 504 West Thomas St. in Rome (315-336-9261). There is free admission for children under 10 and adults over 65. The JFK Civic Arena is located at 500 W. Embargo St., Rome, NY.

Also, don’t miss CNYRD in the Honor America Days Parade in Rome earlier on July 31st. You may even score free tickets to the bout that evening!

CNYRD is a proud supporter of the YWCA domestic violence shelter. One dollar of each ticket sold at the door during 2010 home bouts will be donated to benefit the shelter, which we believe furthers our mission of women’s empowerment.

About Central New York Roller Derby:
Founded in December of 2007, CNYRD is a non-profit organization comprised of two teams, The Utica Clubbers and The Blue Collar Betties. CNYRD is skater owned and operated and is run democratically. CNYRD’s mission is to foster community, sportswomanship, and athleticism; to foster the proliferation of roller derby as a sport; to represent Central New York State in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) in local, regional, national, and international competition; to foster empowerment of women; to instill a sense of sisterhood, loyalty, hard work, and competitiveness among our skaters, and a sense of family among our organization as a whole.
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