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When the Chattanooga Roller Girls open their 2013-14 season at 7 p.m. on Saturday at the Chattanooga Convention Center, they will also open new doors in their history as they introduce some new and exciting changes.
Fans may notice the first change right away as the team skates out onto the derby track donning newly redesigned jerseys. These fresh-off-the-press jerseys will be one of the first in the area to sport the new Chatype typeface as part of their design.
Chatype was created to bring a sense of community and unity to all things Chattanooga. The jerseys visual association with Chattanooga further strengthens the team’s commitment and partnership to the city they call home.
Not only are the Roller Girls tough and fierce competitors on the derby track, they are also conscientious and passionate contributors within the community, donating an estimated 40 to 60 hours of community service each month. The team also supports local organizations by participating in events and donating a portion of the proceeds from home bouts to the Humane and Educational Society of Chattanooga, Jack’s Chattanoggins and other local charities.
The 2013 season also marks the first time the team will compete for an entire season as a member of the South Central division of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association. As full members of WFTDA, the Roller Girls will now be competing at a higher caliber as a nationally competitive team eligible to obtain rankings based on the outcome of their bouts.
Chattanooga Roller Girls vs. Classic City Roller Girls
$10/$12 • 6 p.m. • Saturday, April 13 • Chattanooga • Convention Center • 1150 Carter St. • chattanoogarollergirls.com