Pacific Roller Derby Fundraiser in Kapolei

(photo credit: Victor Gumiel)

What? There’s Roller Derby in Hawaii?

Yessir.  Pacific Roller Derby has been rocking the all female short track version of roller derby for a couple of years now and they’ve seen steady growth in both the teams, fans, and participants in the sport.  Of course, the Drew Barrymore / Ellen Page movie “Whip It” also helped spur interest int he budding sport.

Now, the PRD is ready to send it’s best out to Arizona for The Dust Devil Tournament, a roller derby tournament featuring the Southwest’s best.

And the rollergirls need your support.

So, this Saturday at the Tennis Courts outside the Hideaway Bar at Barber’s Point, they’ll be holding a Red and Black Scrimmage.  This scrimmage will feature the best players in the state and will showcase the talent PRD will be sending to Arizona next month.  All proceeds from the admission and concession sales will help send the team on their trip.

The Scrimmage and Fundraiser will go down this Saturday in Barber’s Point. First whistle goes off at 4:30pm.  It’s $5 admission for the event and fans are encouraged to bring a beach chair or something to sit on for comfort.  This family friendly event is open to all ages.

For more info on PRD, check out http://www.pacificrollerderby.com