GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Roller derby is an international sport that combines roller skating, a little pushing and shoving, and some colorful antics. Grand Rapids’ own roller derby team, Grand Raggidy Roller Derby, is getting ready for two big games and a big awards banquet.
Grand Raggidy Roller Derby has recently grown to add a third team, and continues to gain steam. The team plays at Rivertown Sports in Grandville. They have two double headers coming up on January 30 and February 20. The games are from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The February 20 game is a “pink out.” Wear pink for breast cancer awareness. Donations go to Experience Pink.
The Grand Raggidy annual Awards Banquet is a fun, free event. Come to Rezervoir Lounge on Plainfield Avenue in Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 6, at 7 p.m. The theme is “White Wedding.” There will be a DJ and dancing, and a raffle to raise money for the team’s travel costs.