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‘Big Island Brawl’ is Back

May 20, 2018, 11:42 AM HST
* Updated May 18, 11:55 AM
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Pacific Roller Girls (PRG) announces that the “Big Island Brawl” is back. After an inaugural event in 2017, the Paradise Roller Girls (PRG) will be hosting the 2nd Annual Big Island Brawl Thursday through Sunday, May 31 to June 3, 2018. A weekend of non-stop roller derby action featuring teams from Hawai‘i, Alaska, California and Canada will go down at the Hilo Civic.

The “Big Island Brawl” was created as an opportunity for roller derby leagues from across Hawai‘i to come together and play opponents from outside the islands in one weekend. Playing against new opponents leads to sharing of strategy and learning new ways to approach the game. A learning experience for all, the Hawai‘i teams also enjoy the camaraderie felt when leagues from Maui, Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Waimea and Kona come together for a weekend of working and playing together, in friendly but fierce competition.

Come out and support East Hawai‘i’s Paradise Roller Girls on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday at 1 p.m. and again Saturday evening at 7 p.m. Full game schedules and team listings can be found at fb.com/bigislandbrawl.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m., games start at 9 a.m. Tickets are $5 day at the door; admission is free for keiki 5 and younger. Food truck vendors and concessions will be available, no coolers or beverage containers are permitted. There also will be PRG and teams merchandise booths, and vendors from East Hawai‘i small businesses.

from May 5th Bout vs. Boom Town Derby Dames from Alaska. Photo Credit: Eric Leifer

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Paradise Roller Girls is a non-profit 501c3 organization, a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association-affiliated league based in Hilo and adheres to the association’s rules and regulations. The league’s mission is to promote a healthy and athletic lifestyle while serving the community, through the alternative sport of roller derby.

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Individuals interested in joining the league as a skater, referee, or volunteer are invited to [email protected] for more information. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age, background, or previous skating experience. PRG is grateful for the continued support of the community.

For more information click here.

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