The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) are proud supporters of the JBLM Bettie Brigade, an all-female, flat track, nonprofit roller derby team comprised of some amazing women from the local military community. The team calls Tacoma, Washington home and they have just announced their 2017 bout schedule. Fellow BEST friends and Bettie supporters, be sure to mark your calendars and see you there to cheer on our favorite team!
February 25th: Wine County Crushers @Rollin 253
March 25th: Whidbey Island Roller Girls @Rollin 253
April 29th: Lilac City Roller Girls @Spokane
May 20th: Northwest Derby Company @Bremerton Skateland
June 17th: The DYDD Trampires @Rollin 253
July (date: TBD): Against The World scrimmage @Rollin 253
August 5th: The Overbeaters Anonymous @Rollin 253
September 23rd: Port Scandalous @Port Angeles
October 7th: The DYDD Wave @Rollin 253
October 22nd: Betties vs. Betties @Rollin 253
Here’s the flyer for the Betties 2017 kickoff match up!
Mark your calendars, Puget Sounders! Exciting roller derby action comes to town this Saturday night and the evening is guaranteed to be the very BEST!
The Brain Energy Support Team (BEST) is thrilled and honored to join our community partner, the JBLM Bettie Brigade, an all-female, nonprofit, roller derby team from our very own local military community, this weekend for their first bout of 2015. The Betties are taking on Grunge City Saturday, February 7 at Rollin’ 253 Skate and Community Center located at 2101 W. Mildred Street in Tacoma. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the bout begins at 6:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com for $11.34 ($10 admission plus service fee). Tickets are $15 at the door on the day of the event.
In addition to watching these terrific athletes compete, there is a very special activity happening during the bout.
Have you ever wanted to go to a skate session with a real derby pro? Here is your chance to participate in the first ever, “Skate with a Bettie!”
The team is hosting a special “silent auction” for event patrons during the bout night; participants will have the opportunity to “bid” on their favorite skater and join them for a special skating session!
Here’s the extra special part about the auction: half of the proceeds raised from the auction will benefit BEST and it’s mission to support individuals with brain injury and their families.
BEST will also be on hand at the bout with an informational booth to provide resources and answer questions.
And there you have it–two terrific nonprofits and an exciting evening of sporty action all in one, right here in our own backyard!
So, don’t delay! Get your tickets and come out and join the fun! We can’t wait to see you there!
Happy Friday! Even if you’re not a football fan or specifically a Seahawks fan, these simple questions that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson pose rings true for all of us at times when we need that little boost of inspiration, right? It especially holds true for BEST!
For those of you who are cheering on the team this Sunday, enjoy the big game! Have a great weekend everyone!