JAMESTOWN - Summer in Jamestown gets even hotter as Chautauqua County's women's flat track roller derby team, the Babes of Wrath, take on Queen's Court of Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls.
The bout is set for June 30 at Allen Park Ice Rink located at 200 Elizabeth Avenue in Jamestown. Pre-sale tickets are $8 and are available at Labyrinth Press Company in Jamestown, Spike Dailey's in Dunkirk, or from a favorite Derby Girl. Tickets at the door will be $10. Admission is free for kids 12 and under and the family-friendly half-time show promises games and prizes. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the whistle blows at 7 p.m.
"Bring the entire family for an affordable evening of action-packed fun," league president LeeAnn Conti said. "Roller derby is truly an ideal community event. There's a great cross-section of our region at these bouts. Roller derby is for everyone."
And, for car enthusiasts, Cruise In with a classic car for a chance to win merchandise, tickets and more.
"It promises to be a celebration of Americana, past and present," Conti said. "There is going to be something for everyone."
A 50/50 drawing will be held to support Chautauqua County's Child Advocacy Program. Chautauqua County Roller Derby will match funds raised for CAP during the event. CAP is a child-friendly center that advocates for child victims and aims to raise awareness of the prevalence and consequences of child abuse in the county. CAP provides education through the Stewards of Children Workshop, which strives to increase knowledge, improve attitudes and change child protective behaviors. Visit CAP at the bout and sign up to take the Stewards of Children Workshop with the Babes of Wrath on Tuesday, July 24 from 6 to 9 p.m., for $10.
Following the game, join the team at the Ramada Hotel in Jamestown for an after party with tunes, Roller Girls and plenty of fun.
For more information, call 3200-JAM or visit www.BabesofWrath.com.