We’re sisters in skates battling to be our best. You’ve seen us in the arena, imagine what we’re capable of without boundaries. We are athletes and role models; we’re good sports and good citizens. We’re tough. In this sport and in this world, you’d better be. We’ll show you our speed, agility, endurance, teamwork, and heart. We’ll show you our bruises. And you’ll see… this isn’t a show; THIS IS ROLLER DERBY!
While the Brawlers prepare for a busy bout schedule in March and April, they made time in their schedule to give back to the community through fundraising and volunteering. Here’s what’s been going down in Brawler town.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake
This is the 3rd year in a row Brawlers participated in the Bowl for Kid’s Sake event. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest national fundraiser. More Bigs and Littles can be paired up, more friendships can be created, and improved outlooks on life can be started. Brawler team consisting of 40 Watt Halo, Moon Tang, Morganized Chaos, Terrible T and her son Jack bowled their way to an $840 donation, twice as much as the previous year. All fund raising efforts were put forth to this event and we hit a strike!
Occupational Hazard, Heidi Almighty, 40 Watt Halo, Exsie Cute, PheNyx, and retired skater Bruise Hound took a spin around Crossroads mall for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Muscle Walk. The walk honors affected adults and children, brings awareness, and raises funds to help the MDA foster research and provide vital services.
Brawlers have been a partner and supporter of Trekman Racing since they first strapped on skates, providing volunteers to support many of its races. Abby Long Legs, Risky Frizzness, Stir Stick, Hillary, Dani Debeato and her dad, and referee ArandB donned layers in the frosty morning air in order to help support the first race of the season, the Fool’s 5k, held at George Wyth Park. Trekman puts on award winning events and the Brawlers are a proud supporter.
January 18th, your Push-Up Brawlers hosted the Midstate Mayhem of Springfield, IL at McElroy Auditorium (National Cattle Congress grounds) in Waterloo, IA. In an evenly matched bout, the Brawlers got the W, 211-162.
$247 was donated to the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life.