Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby, the Kanawha Valley’s newest women’s flat-track roller derby team, wraps up a busy summer by inviting roller derby teams near and far to come and play!
On August 11 at 7pm, the team presents the Second Annual Clash in the Coalfields at the Madison Civic Center in Madison, West Virginia. A multi-team scrimmage featuring skaters from many teams in several states, Clash in the Coalfields consists of skaters being split up into four different teams (Hatfields, McCoys, Pinkerton Guards, and Baldwin-Felts Agents), who play each other in three, half-hour periods, determining the ultimate winner of the Clash. Last year’s winning team, the McCoys, are looking to defend their title in these hard-hitting match-ups!
This year’s charity partner for Clash in the Coalfields is the Ancient Mystic Order of Samaritans (AMOS Chemika #40), members of the Odd Fellows Lodges, which has earmarked its proceeds from ticket sales for donation to Camp Kno-Koma, a Juvenile Diabetes Camp in West Virginia. Camp Kno-Koma provides an invaluable opportunity for children with diabetes to gain skills in managing their disease within a supportive environment. Concessions at the bout will be provided by the Danville Area Lions Club which will also donate to the AMOS endeavor.
H.A.R.D. plays the Gem City Rollergirls in Dayton, Ohio, on September 8, and First Settlement Derby Dames of Marietta, Ohio, on November 10.
Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby, LLC, the Kanawha Valley’s newest women’s flat-track roller derby team, was formed in March, 2011. Those interested in skating, refereeing, or filling other volunteer positions with Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby should contact us at HARDerby@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HARDerby .
Tickets can be purchased online here.