By Maria Richardson
June 24, 2012. What do roller skates, nicknames, girls in the High Country and rad costumes have in common? The Appalachian Rollergirls (ARg)! On Saturday, June 23, the roller derby took place at the George M. Holmes Convocation Center. ARg faced off against, and beat, the Chattanooga B Messie Smiths 183-50. The proceeds of the raffle went to the Eric Ford Family.
The Appalachian Rollergirls were founded in March of 2010 by an Appalachian State University student. It is an 18+ all-female skater-run flat track roller derby team based in Boone, North Carolina. Their mission is to encourage female athleticism, empowerment and community awareness through activities, events and charity involvement.
The remainder of the bouts for this year are listed below;
7/14 ARg vs. Savannah Derby Devils, Savannah, Ga.
8/4 HOME BOUT ARg vs. Carolina Bootleggers, George M. Holmes Convocation Center, Boone, N.C.
8/25 ARg vs. Music City BrawL Stars, Nashville, Tenn.
11/17 ARg vs. Gate City Rollergirls, Greensboro, N.C.
* All venues and bouts are subject to change without notice
Come to a bout and show your ARg support or join in on a bout yourself!
Video by Maria Richardson
Photos By Maria Richardson