MN RollerGirls Ron Wilbur


Minnesota RollerGirls: Planet of the Skates

Oct. 13
6 p.m.
Sports - Spectator

The all-volunteer Minnesota RollerGirls have a long history of channeling proceeds toward charitable enterprises, including the two organizations selected as recipients for the upcoming season: the Ann Bancroft Foundation’s Let Me Play Grant (funding athletic programs for girls) and the Rebecca Foundation (promoting sustainable cloth diaper programs). The latter will be the highlighted cause for Planet of the Skates, a season-opening tournament featuring all four Minnesota RollerGirls squads: Dagger Dolls, Rockits, Atomic Bombshells, and the Garda Belts. Not to overlook the prestige of the Gilded Steak awarded to the tournament winner, but the real draw is in having the opportunity to see all of the competitors, crowd favorites and newbies alike, in action on the circular track. The first 200 fans will receive a Minnesota RollerGirls T-shirt, and the halftime entertainment will be provided by the Saint Paul School of Rock Allstars.