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The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), takes the track for their home opener on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
Doors open at 6:00pm at the Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W. Logan Boulevard) in Chicago. The double-header kicks off with The Outfit’s Shade Brigade vs. the Twin City Travelers (B) at 7:00pm, and the excitement keeps rolling with The Outfit’s Syndicate vs. the Twin City Travelers (A).
The Chicago Outfit's official “little sister” league, the Chicago Riots Youth Roller Derby team, will play during the first halftime. Coached and mentored by members of The Outfit, the Chicago Riots were founded in fall of 2009 and are open to girls ages 12-18.
People of all ages will enjoy the fun, free, and interactive “Fan Zone,” featuring games and prizes, temporary tattoos, a coloring book (hand-designed by the Chicago Outfit skaters), face painting and more. Friends and fans can strike a pose in the free photo booth, compliments of 9 Muses Photo. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The following food vendors will also be on hand: Taquero Fusion, The Vegan Food Truck, and BabyCakes Food Truck.
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Chicago Outfit Roller Derby
Founded in the fall of 2007, The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby is an all-female, Division One, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league in the city of Chicago. As a democratic, not-for-profit organization, run by the skaters for the skaters, The Chicago Outfit is dedicated to creating a positive female community while contributing charitably to other nonprofit organizations. As a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, The Chicago Outfit’s mission is to represent the athleticism of roller derby nationwide with class, sass, and dignity.
The Chicago Outfit is comprised of three separate teams that travel the Midwest and across the country to compete. The Syndicate is the Chicago Outfit's top-tier team, and represents the league in WFTDA-sanctioned bouts and rankings. The Shade Brigade competes against lower-tier travel teams of other WFTDA leagues, as well as against newer and smaller non-WFTDA teams. The Shakedown is The Outfit’s entry-level team and represents the influx of new skaters currently training and competing with The Outfit.