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Doors will open at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Windy City Fieldhouse in Chicago. The exciting, fast-paced action starts with The Outfit’s Shakedown vs. the Quad City Rollers at 7:00pm, followed by The Outfit’s nationally ranked Syndicate vs. the Nashville Rollergirls.
New this year is an interactive “Fun Zone” for children and adults alike. There will be stickers, temporary tattoos, a coloring book (handmade by members of The Chicago Outfit), face painting, and much more.
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 12-17.
Instrumental jazz-punk party band, the Black Bear Combo, will perform during the second halftime of the home opener. Beer will be provided by The Chicago Outfit’s new sponsor, Revolution Brewing. 9 Muses Photo will generously be providing a fun and free Chicago Outfit photo booth for all skaters and fans. Additional food, fun and refreshments will be available from the following vendors (and more):
- Wine, provided by Derby Lite, LLC
- Taquero Fusion (www.taquerofusion.com)
- The Vegan Food Truck (http://stemartaen.com/foodtruck)
- BabyCakes Food Truck (http://www.babycakestruck.com/)
- Safara Chicago (http://safara-chicago.myshopify.com)
- Pretty Spooky Handmade
- Annie Boyer (http://www.etsy.com/shop/anniegoDIY)
- Jadarie Handmade
As a non-profit, volunteer-run, charitable organization, The Chicago Outfit will donate a portion of proceeds from the home opener to Heartland Alliance, the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest.
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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.