Pikes Peak Derby Dames

Pikes Peak Derby Dames is a roller derby league in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Pikes Peak Derby Dames is named after Pikes Peak, a mountain near Colorado springs, and was started in 2005 by derby skater Slug-N-Kisses [ [http://www.peakradar.com/org/detail/195 Pikes Peak Derby Dames Organization Detail] ] . Pikes Peak Derby Dames is a member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/23/AR2008032301863.html As Skates Go On, Gloves Come Off] ] .

Organization

Pikes Peak Derby Dames has a governing philosophy of "by the skaters, for the skaters," and is predominantly managed and owned by women [ [http://www.peakradar.com/org/detail/195 Pikes Peak Derby Dames Organization Detail] ] . The organization was inspired when Slug-N-Kisses read an article about the Texas Rollergirls in a Tattoo magazine [Radio interview, Western Skies KRCC, September 8, 2005.] The organization started with 23 skaters, and has grown to over 100 skaters (current and retired).

Colorado Springs is among the smallest cities to have a roller derby league [ [http://www.csindy.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A16506 Cover Story:Eternal Dames] ] .

Members

Members of the organization come from many walks of life, including students, insurance agents, tattoo artists, massage therapists and hair dressers.

Bouts

Pikes Peak Derby Dames has a mix of inner-league and inter-league games. For traveling games, they have played leagues in Roseville, California [ [http://www.derbynewsnetwork.com/2008/02/20/wftda-bout-recap-i-pikes-peak-88-u-sacred-city-85/ WFTDA Bout Pikes Peak Sacred City] ] , and Denver, Colorado [ [http://www.rockymountainrollergirls.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=81&Itemid=97 Denver Roller Derby:The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls] ] .

They competed in the second Dust Devil tournament in Tucson, Arizona [ [http://leadjammer.com/2007_dust_devil_western_region_tournament_schedule_announced 2007 Dust Devil / Wester Region Tournament Schedule] ] Home games are typically played in the Colorado Springs City Auditorium

Charity work

Pikes Peak Derby Dames performs various fundraisers for charity. In March 2008 they raised money for the Humane Society in a skate-a-thon [ [http://www.hsppr.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=422&srcid=287 Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region - Our Caring Friends] ] . Bad Mojo, a skater, shaved her hair for fundraising for child cancer victems for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. [ [http://coloradosprings.yourhub.com/Northwest/Stories/News/Community-News/Story~437274.aspx Rollergirl Goes Bald for a Cause] ]

References

External links

* [http://www.pikespeakderbydames.com/ Official site]


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