Men in Tights: The Role of Men in Modern Derby

There is a GREAT article about the way male derby players are accepted amongst the community of Derby at large. It is great to see positive things about male and female derby players working together to make this sport better for EVERYONE!

http://www.puregeekery.net/2014/01/02/men-tights-role-men-modern-derby/

Carolina Wreckingballs vs Hitmen of Manatee County JANUARY 26, 2013


It’s that time of the year again! The 2013 season is back in full swing! Columbia Quad Squad has invited us to play in their season opener JANUARY 26 at the Jamii Temple. (It would behoove you to save that date) We have been working hard during the off-season. We have lots of new faces to bring to the team. We are definitely ready for another AMAZING SEASON!

The Carolina WreckingBalls will be playing against the Hitmen of Manatee County. This is a new team for us to play so we are beyond stoked.

Then the Miss B’Havers will be playing the Appalachian Roller Girls of Boone, NC. Then the main event of the All Stars taking on Demolition City Roller Girls.

DOORS OPEN AT 3PM
FIRST BOUT AT 4PM
KIDS 10 AND UNDER FREE

Tickets $10 Dollars in Advance $12 the day of. You can purchase tickets online here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/310920

JAMIL TEMPLE
206 Jamil Rd
Columbia, SC 29210

Columbia Pride!

Recently, the roller derby community in Columbia including the Carolina Wreckingballs participated in the Gay Pride Parade. We had a blast and recommend everyone coming out for the support of Pride! We thought we’d be a little different than having a flashy float or sweet dance routine, so we had the balls pull a truck as our showcased attraction. (no ropes were hurt in the making of the event)
Thanks to everyone who came out and showed your support for the balls as well as Pride. We hope to see you all next year!

Balls do Jacksonville

Ok, Balls fans, it’s that time again. We are heading to Jacksonville, FL on Sunday to go head to head with Magic City’s own River City Rejects. . .AGAIN. As some of you know, we have played these boys back in May with a devastating loss of 200-85. We are coming back with a few tricks up our sleeves and we are in it to #WreckRiverCity

 

If you would like to come out and support your Carolina WreckingBalls here is the address:

Mandarin Skate Station
3461 Kori Rd
Jacksonville, Florida 32257-5470
This is a double header with Jacksonville’s JR Derby league (awwww) The Duval Derby Dolls: Green Machines vs Purple Punishers playing after the men so stick around for some cute violence as well!
Tickets are 10$ at the door kids 10 and under are FREE.

Shout-Out Time

The Carolina Wreckingballs would like to give a few people a shout out for their constant hard work and love for the game.

First and foremost, I am please to announce the addition of 6 newly assessed balls and one transfer! Which brings our ACTIVE skater count to 19!! Check the SKATERS tab after the bout on August 18th to see their first headshots and bios and get to know our new guys!

-Five Dollar Foot Long

-Static Shock

-Misther

-Chazztizer

-Brice

-Looby

-Chris

We would like to send out a huge love-yell to Mama Blue. She is responsible for getting some of our merch and selling it for us at bouts. Our Merch table would flat out suck without her. WE LOVE YOU Mrs. H!!

Last but not least, thank you to our sister league the Richland County Regulators for sharing their space, knowledge, and support. BDS/BGS!

Want to help?

The boys would like to send a huge shoutout to Sinabon, a friend of the balls since its inception in 2011. He has agreed to sponsor the Balls, which helps us out immensely! We cannot express the gratitude we have for each sponsor.

Are you interested in sponsoring South Carolina’s ONLY Men’s Derby League? Want your company logo on our site? Score some awesome PR opportunities? Shoutouts on Social Networking and bouts? Consider becoming a sponsor for the WreckingBalls!

It is an awesome opportunity to promote your business and also support your local Men’s League! Whether its monetary donations or much needed service exchanges for advertising blurbs and shoutouts throughout the entire season!

For more information and explore your options, please contact Hawaiian Donkey Punch at Matheny.Matthew@gmail.com

 

Holy BDS Batman!

You heard right. The balls have sweat, bled, bruised, and broken there way to the next level of achievement. As of July 23, 2012, your Carolina Wreckngballs are now nationally recognized as MRDA (Men’s Roller Derby Association) That’s a pretty friggin’ big deal! This now allows us to be ranked among other leagues.

Along with our initiation were: Arizona Men’s Derby, Deep Valley Belligerents, Green Bay Smackers, and Tampa Bay Men’s Roller Derby. Congrats to those fellows as well!

This is great because MRDA has increased to 25 leagues! Moving on up!. . Too soon?

 

To read the article MRDA.com posted about the new acceptances visit them here.

Roller Derby Double Header: Regulators vs Hurticanes & Wreckingballs vs Harm City

Join us at the National Guard Armory for an evening of men’s and women’s roller derby on Saturday, August 18! Doors open at 4pm, jams start at 5pm.

Your Richland County Regulators take on the Carolina Hurticanes at 5pm, and the Carolina Wreckingballs face off with Harm City at 7pm.

Tickets are $13 at the door, or get discounted $10 tickets in advance from your favorite rollergirl or boy, Art Bar, Columbia’s The Salon, Sid N Nancy or the National Guard Armory. Kids 12 & under get in free.

Get your Tickets Online here at BROWN PAPER TICKETS
For group tickets, vendor tables or press passes, please contact Jean Gravy at jean_gravy@yahoo.com. For more information on the Richland County Regulators, please visit www.richlandcountyregulators.com.