March Newsletter

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Hello, Orlando Roller Derby fans! 
We could not have asked for a better season opener on Valentine’s Day! Crowds lined the rink at Semoran Skateway, keen to see what the Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls would bring for the first bout of 2016.Our double-header event kicked off with the Sunnyland Slammers facing the Serial Thrillers. The Thrillers took an early lead but things got exciting toward the end of the second half, when Mimi Monoxide capitalized on a key power jam to close the gap. Both teams entered the second half focused and ready, but ultimately the Serial Thrillers came out on top with a score of 114. to 73.Up next, a tired Serial Thrillers bench faced the fresh legs of the Arkham Assailants, the 2015 season champs. The Thrillers had a tough time getting points on the board during the first half, pushing hard against Arkham’s strong blocking defense but not making much headway. Arkham’s jamming game remained strong for the entire bout, and although the Thrillers make an 80-point jump to tighten the score during the second half, it was no match for Arkham’s consistency. They ultimately bested the Thrillers 205 – 103.

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Now that the season opener is behind us, here’s a look at the rest of OPCDG’s 2016 Schedule:
3/13 Sunnyland Slammers vs. Serial Thrillers

3/26 Straight Jackettes vs. Sintral Florida Derby Demons – AWAY

4/3 Arkham Assailants vs. Sunnyland Slammers

5/14 Straight Jackettes vs. Thunder City – AWAY

5/22 Serial Thrillers vs. Arkham Assailants

6/5 Straight Jackettes vs. Palm Coast – AWAY

6/12 Straight Jackettes vs. Sintral Florida Derby Demons

7/2 Straight Jackettes vs. South Florida – AWAY

7/17 Sunnyland Slammers vs. Arkham Assailants

8/7 Serial Thrillers vs. Sunnyland Slammers

8/28 Straight Jackettes vs. Thunder City

9/25 Straight Jackettes vs. Palm Coast (this might be a double header with home teams)

10/16 Straight Jackettes vs. South Florida

11/13 SEASON CLOSER BOUT

Buy your tickets here!http://opcdg.org/

GAME 1 MVPS 
Sunnyland Slammers:
Julius Scissors – Pivot
Rican Havoc – Blocker
OMG Bekhi – JammerSerial Thrillers:
Madame Deadite – Pivot
Bloody Mandy – Blocker
Kittie Claws – JammerGAME 2 MVPS
Serial Thrillers: 
Madame Deadite – Pivot
Tiger Beatdown – Blocker
Kittie Claws – Jammer

Arkham Assailants
Atom Smash-her – Pivot
Hart – Blocker
Artful Dodger – Jammer

February Volunteers:
Did you run in the Purple Pride 5K last Thursday? You might have run into an Orlando Roller Derby girl Volunteering! If you’re hosting an event and need volunteers reach out to our events director Luna Shovegood at Events@orlandoderbygirls.com
 Before we leave you, can we talk about sponsorships? When you sponsor OPCDG, you not only get your name in front of an engaged, growing group of dedicated fans. You also align yourself with a group of women incredibly committed to their community, volunteerism and charity.
OPCDG arranges events where our skaters volunteer and each bout benefits a charity – the season opener doubled as a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and upcoming bouts will benefit Kids House, Autism Speaks and other great causes. Plus, sponsors are in great company: http://opcdg.org/sponsors/Would you like to join them? Email to sponsorship@orlandoderbygirls.com TODAY.

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