Twin City Knockers Help Chimp Haven
As you know, another chimp has turned up pregnant at Chimp Haven (count ’em, that’s THREE unplanned pregnancies!) and the Twin City Knockers are ready to help! They’re not specifically trying to stop getting them ‘knocked’ up, they’re just helping in general… but still!
On March 17, 2012, The Twin City Knockers Roller Derby League will host a St. Patrick’s Day-themed Roller Derby bout as the opening home bout of the Twin City Knockers 2012 roller derby season. This bout will feature Shreveport/Bossier City area women against ladies from the Lake Charles area competing in the fastest growing women’s sport in the nation. Tickets for this full contact, un-choreographed game are on sale now, both locally and online through brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and children under 12 receive free admission with an adult. Half-time entertainment will be provided by local rock band Built for Speed. Every Twin City Knockers home bout features support for a local charity, and this month the Knockers are supporting Chimp Haven. “We chose Chimp Haven as our charity because we’d like to give back to these animals who have given years of their lives to research,” said Dr. Jennifer Hamer, who skates for the Knockers under the moniker Dr. Krakenspine. The Twin City Knockers will also be hosting a raffle of items provided by community businesses and individuals to benefit the Braydin Webster Memorial Fund in memory of the young son of a league member who passed away unexpectedly in February.
Roller derby has experienced a nation-wide explosion in the past few years and currently boasts 1058 leagues in 39 countries. Attendance during the Twin City Knockers’ 2011 inaugural season indicated that the Shreveport/Bossier City area is quickly falling in love with this aggressive, competitive sport, and the league is ready for a highly competitive second season with 5 2012 home games and 6 away games already scheduled and with more in the works. The league is constantly recruiting skaters, volunteers, referees, and of course, fans. More information about the Twin City Knockers can be found at www.twincityknockers.org or on Facebook.