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World's Fastest Growing Women's Sport Announces World Cup Tournament

Brown Paper Tickets "Doer Program" Donates Professional Announcing Services for 2014 Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup in Dallas, Dec. 4-7 at Fair Park Coliseum.

Oct. 2, 2013 (Seattle) In 40 countries around the world, the whistles blow and the crowds cheer as skating rinks and coliseums become the stages and playing fields for the world's fastest growing women's sport, roller derby. The 2014 Roller Derby World Cup will be presented by Blood & Thunder Magazine, a publication dedicated to the sport of roller derby, at Dallas' Fair Park Coliseum, Dec. 4-7, 2014.Brown Paper Tickets' Doer specializing in Roller Derby, Randy "Bob Noxious" Hughes, will be hiring, training, organizing and providing professional analysis, play-by-play announcing and commentary for the event.

Hughes also coordinated announcing for the first Blood & Thunder Roller Derby World Cup, held in Toronto in 2011. He is also the author of the Association of Flat Track Derby Announcer's (AFTDA) official Roller Derby Announcer's Handbook. Brown Paper Tickets provides Hughes' services free of charge to any roller derby team, league or association, through its Doer Program.

"We are thrilled to have Bob Noxious and Brown Paper Tickets as a part of the World Cup championship for the second time," said Lindy "Robin Graves" Hartsfield, editor of Blood & Thunder. "Having grown from zero to almost 1,500 leagues around the world in a dozen years, roller derby has won the hearts of thousands of athletes and fans, and has reached a tipping point of public acceptance and success."

Brown Paper Tickets has grown-up with the sport of roller derby, tracing its beginnings to 2000, just one year before the resurgence of roller derby as a team sport in 2001, and is now the most popular for ticketing company for roller derby bouts around the world. The company offers the lowest ticketing fee for the most customer service and a Not-Just-For-Profit business model, donating 5% of profits from every ticket sold to charities in the category of each ticket-buyer's choice - the largest commitment to social responsibility in the global ticketing and event registration industry. Brown Paper tickets also offers help and commitment to growing the sport of roller derby through the Doer Program for community engagement.

"The Doer Program allows me to be roller derby's 'super citizen,' literally flying in wherever it's needed to assist, improve and build the popularity of the sport," Hughes said. "It's a terrific feeling to know you've enhanced the experience for participants, and Brown Paper Tickets does not ask for anything from the leagues in return for my services.

"We only hope that those engaged in the sport of roller derby think of Brown Paper Tickets as a part of their family, and remember what we do for them and for the sport, free of charge." Hughes said. "When you are family, you go out of your way to do things for and with each other."

General admission 4-day passes to the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup are $125, and available at Ticket buyers will also have the opportunity to donate to a central team travel fund, and Blood & Thunder will match donations (up to $10,000), and will then distribute the money towards the teams who need financial support to travel to Dallas.

About Brown Paper Tickets: Brown Paper Tickets ( provideseasy, reliable online event registration and ticketing with the lowest fee, the highest level of service, and the largest commitment to the sport of roller derby and to social responsibility in the ticketing industry. The Not-Just-For-Profit ticketing company donates 5 percent of the profits from each ticket sold, pays employees to work 40 hours each year for the cause of their choosing, and employs a team of experts in roller derby to give free assistance, and to help the sport to grow and thrive.

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