Derby Girls Fight Cancer with ’80s Cheese
Published: Monday, February 3, 2014
Updated: Monday, February 3, 2014 09:02
“Pretty in Pink” has more than one meaning to the Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls this month.
Not only will they invite their fans to dress in 1980s pop culture attire for their Feb. 8 bout, but they’ll be using the event to help fight breast cancer and increase awareness of the serious illness.
Fighting alongside the Derby Girls will be Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Go Pink with the Dragons campaign group. A portion of the proceeds from the week’s matches will go to the charity, which funds a pair of scholarships to students directly affected by breast cancer.
The first bout will be played between the FMDG Northern Pains and the Sioux Falls Roller Dolls at 7 p.m. that evening. The FMDG Furies and BisMan Bombshellz of Bismarck will follow at 8:30 p.m.
Thus far, the Northern Pains are undefeated this season.
The night’s “Pretty in Pink” theme is obviously a reference to the 80s film of the same name, but also to the pink ribbons displayed for breast cancer awareness. Those that attend are not only encouraged to dress in the appropriate attire, but join in on the rest of the festivities as well.
Popular music of the 1980s will be on blast throughout the night while games and prizes will be on display during halftime. There will also be a free photo booth open to the public — just the thing for capturing memories of the costumes.
For tickets, you can check the Fargo Civic Center box office by calling 701-241-1480. College student will receive a $2 discount with valid school identification.
The Fargo-Moorhead Derby Girls association is a non-profit league based in North Dakota. It is owned, operated and governed by skaters working under the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, and its motto: “Real. Strong. Athletic. Revolutionary.”