Reading Derby Girls Skate for Two Extraordinary Causes



July 5, 2013

Reading Derby Girls Skate for Two Extraordinary Causes

It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! … It’s a Derby Girl? That’s right, Reading Derby Girls! On July 21, 2013 Reading Derby Girls will host a Superhero-themed sports event to raise money for two local families in need of superhero-sized miracles.

This action-packed bout featuring two of the league’s teams, the D’Railers vs, the Bombshell Brawlers, will take place at Skateaway in Shillington at 2PM. The family-friendly event will be geared towards children as players take to the track during the event.

While the event will surely be a blast for all who attend, the Reading Derby Girls hope to bring relief and rescue to two serious battles. Proceeds will support two charities, Team Laney and Hope for an Angel.

Team Laney is a network of families and friends of Delaney Brown, a 7-year old who is diagnosed with AML Leukemia, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Hope for an Angel benefits Angelique Boston, an 11-year old who is awaiting a double lung and bone marrow transplant due to Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID).

Both girls reside in Berks County and are battling for their lives. Attendees are encouraged to wear orange to show support for Team Laney and zebra print to show support for Hope for an Angel.

“We are honored to have the opportunity to bring our community together to support these extraordinary causes,” says league president Holly Jester a.k.a. Hollywood Crush-ya. “Both girls need our help and we are so excited that our passion, the sport of roller derby, can contribute to the solution.”

Event Details:
A League of Extraordinary Women Roller Derby Bout
Sunday July 21st, 2013

Skateaway in Shillington
2275 Lancaster Pike
Reading, PA 19607

Doors Open at 1:30PM
First Whistle at 2:00PM

$10 for All American VIP Section (dedicated seating, snack bar service, and a swag bag)
$8 for General Admission (bring your own chair)
FREE for Children 6 and under

Fresh Meat!


RDG is always looking for skaters, referees, and non-skating officials (also called NSOs).

“Fresh meat” are welcome to visit Skateaway on Wednesday nights to see if they can learn the skills of a derby girl. All you need is $5, a helmet & mouthguard, and pads (elbow, wrist, and knee) which can be provided at the rink if needed. Fresh meat practices run from 9:30-10:30pm.

Learn More

RDG Announces Schedule for 2013

Reading Derby Girls have announced their tentative schedule for 2013. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday | March 17 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | May 26 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | July 21 – Intra-League Bout | 1:30pm

Sunday | August 18 – Intra-League Bout | 1:30pm

Sunday | September 8 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Sunday | December 1 – Intra-League Bout | 6:30pm

Details will be provided as they are available. Schedule subject to change.

Tickets Available!

Tickets are now available for the Friends & Family Bout on November 25 at 7pm. Contact your favorite Reading Derby Girl, or visit Skateaway to get your tickets at 2275 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, Pennsylvania 19607

Hail Raiser joins RDG

November 1, 2012

Vanessa “Hail Raiser” Lambert previously with the Brandywine Roller Girls has transferred to the Reading Derby Girls in Shillington, Pennsylvania. Vanessa joins the black team for the Reading Derby Girls debut on November 25, 2012 at our Friends & Family Bout at 7:00pm. Welcome to RDG Hail Raiser!