Smoky Mountain Roller Girls to host Spring Fling’Her

by Feb 13, 2013Happenings0 comments

Smoky Mountain Roller Girls are at it again! Spring Fling’Her is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 at the Swain County Recreation Center. Bryson City’s own Smoky Mountain Roller Girls will face off against G-Force from Gastonia. 

Proceeds from the bout will benefit the Big Brother and Big Sister Program of Swain County. The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls are also asking fans to bring toiletry donations for families in need.

The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls have a tradition of donating proceeds from their ticket sales to local charities since their debut sold out bout.

“Loving tender, and hitting hard. Taking the needs of others and giving a helpful hand. There is no penalty in that,” says Carrah Shawnee-Swimmer (aka Shawnee Smasher).

SMRG have also donated funds to other organizations such as Qualla Safe House in the past. The Smoky Mountain Roller Girls used the Bryson City Christmas Parade as an opportunity to collect canned food items to donate to Community Table’s food bank.

Smoky Mountain Roller Girls is a non-profit, all-women’s flat track derby team in Bryson City. Women ages 18 and up are encouraged to come out for practice on Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm. Men and women are invited to join the team as non-skating officials, referees and volunteers. Tickets for Spring Fling’Her are $5 and can be purchased at Children under 5 are always free. Tuckasegee Tavern will be hosting an after party beginning at 8:00 pm following the bout.

– Smoky Mountain Roller Girls