On Saturday, September 24, 2016, Grand Raggidy Roller Derby duel it out against the Border City Brawlers. The Border City Brawlers are trekking it to Grand Rapids all the way from Windsor, Canada. That’s right, an international game is headed our way and these athletes pack a mean punch!
For this game we’ve decided to switch it up a bit. At 5:30 p.m. the Grand Raggidy All Stars will be taking the track along with the Border City Brawlers Travel Team. The Brawlers are currently ranked at 191 in the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) and Grand Raggidy All Stars are currently ranked at 61. Recently, the Brawlers have been competing against teams much higher ranked than them such as the Ann Arbor Bruising Co. and the Hammer City Roller Girls. Though the games did not turn in their favor then, will they now? Grand Raggidy has a 99% chance of winning with a score ratio of 31 points to every 6 points that the Brawlers scores. After that exciting action, don’t worry, there’s plenty more! Grand Raggidy Attack will be competing against Border City’s B-team, the Canadian Clubbers. The stats reveal that Grand Raggidy Attack has a 94% chance of winning. Although these two teams have never played one another, there is always an opportunity for the Clubbers to snatch the lead. You’ll have to be there to find out who will come out victorious!
As usual, the Bomb Squad has some out of this world fun activities for you! We will have cheer gear available for you to show some spirit for your favorite team. The BIG prize for this game will be a chance to win VIP seats to the October 22nd game! There will be a $1 raffle where all donations benefit Packs of Love. What are Packs of Love? They are gifts that the Bomb Squad will be hand-delivering to veterans’ homes. These veterans do not have many visitors or family, so the Bomb Squad wanted to show them some love and show them how much the community cares. If you win the raffle, you will be invited to the VIP section at our next game and you will be granted 2 complimentary tickets so that your friends can join in on the fun as well! There is also an amazing Pokemon themed after-party for this game at the Rezervoir Lounge in Grand Rapids!
Tickets to the event are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Discounts for kids, students & seniors are available. Advanced tickets can also be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/247035