Black and Blue Gala
Did you know that the sport of roller derby started in Chicago? Or that Chicago also formed one of the very first modern roller derby leagues in 2004? This fall we honor of our 10-year anniversary, the Windy City Rollers are excited to host our annual Black and Blue Gala Fundraiser on Tuesday, September 16, 2014.
Tickets for the Gala are $40.00 per person, and the price includes event entry, food, complimentary Revolution beer (while supplies last, cash bar once the beer is gone) and live performances by Haymarket Riot and Rory Lake.
The Gala will feature raffle prizes and a silent auction featuring fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors. Raffle tickets are $5 each and can be bought at the door.
Should anyone want to sleep overnight, accommodations will be available for $159.00 per night, plus occupancy tax. Our room block code is T1Y. Discounted valet parking will be available at $15.00 per vehicle.
The Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro Hotel
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
733 West Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Juanna Rumble, Sister Sledgehammer, Val Capone, Varla Vendetta, Jackie Daniels, Dr. Vroom
THE WINDY CITY ROLLERS
Chicagoans Elizabeth "Juanna Rumbel" Gomez and Kelly "Sister Sledgehammer" Simmons brought the idea of roller derby back from a trip to Austin, Texas, where a revival of the once-popular sport was already underway. In September 2004, and the pair formed Chicago's first all-female flat track derby league--the Windy City Rollers. Roller derby has its roots in Chicago, where it all began in 1935, and the local resurgence in 2004 was met with excitement from fans old and new.
The Windy City Rollers (WCR) are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the visibility of the sport of women's roller derby in the international arena, and supporting the women and girls playing in our local communities. We have been proud members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association since its inception, we are ranked 11th in the world, and we boast a roster featuring some of the most talented skaters in the sport.
Despite being the fastest-growing sport in the world, roller derby remains an amateur sport that relies on the generosity of our sponsors to raise the funds we need to grow this sport and give our skaters the means to consistently remain some of the most talented women playing today and tomorrow. The Windy City Rollers mentor girls just starting to play junior roller derby, and welcomes women of all ages and ability to get involved in a sport that prides itself on being Real, Athletic, and Revolutionary.
The Crowne Plaza Metro Hotel (View)
733 West Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60661
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|