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Originally published: 2014-04-24 13:08:59
Last modified: 2014-04-24 13:09:44

Rollergirls host arm wrestling fundraiser

by Staff Reports

The Appalachian Rollergirls play a unique sport. On Friday night, the roller derby team will host a unique fundraiser.


The Rollergirls will host Arm Wrestling with the Appalachian Rollergirls starting at 7 p.m. at the Appalachian Mountain Brewery.


"This is our first time doing an arm wrestling fundraiser," said team member Jennele Vaquerra. "It sounded like a cool ray to raise some money."


The Rollergirls will arm wrestle against patrons who attend the event. There is no cover charge, and the event is scheduled to last until 11 p.m.


The Rollergirls are making the jump to becoming members of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. The new Class C members can now participate in sanctioned games and become eligible for rankings.


The group has 243 member leagues in the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan.  


The program is raising money for their season, which continues May 10 in Hickory at Skateland.