Monday, June 23, 2014

Detroit Derby Girls Hit Eastern Market for Outdoor Exhibition Game June 29

The Detroit Derby Girls, Michigan’s premiere female roller derby league, partner with Eastern Market’s Sunday Street Market for an exhibition bout on Sunday June 29, 2014 at 2 pm.

New to Eastern Market this year, the Sunday Street Market focuses on hard-goods vendors featuring home goods, art, jewelry, Michigan-made products, antiques, entertainment, food trucks and more. Detroit Derby Girls skaters and volunteers will be playing in a mixed scrimmage and will have merchandise for sale at the event.

There will be no charge to spectators for this event. The exhibition game will take place behind Eastern Market’s Shed 3 at 2934 Russell Street, Detroit, 48207. Spectators are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs as seating will be limited.

Some may remember derby from when it was popular in the 70’s. As it has emerged in its current comeback, there is still plenty of entertainment, but it is much more competitive athletic sport than the theatrical version of the past. The Detroit Derby Girls league is comprised of five intra-league “home teams” and three inter league travel teams that compete at international, regional, and local levels; their international level team is presently the highest ranked team in Michigan in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings.

For more information on the Detroit Derby Girls, visit the website 

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