Roller Derby Queens Team Up With Eve, Inc.

By: Erin Pulsanti Email
By: Erin Pulsanti Email

Jim Croce wrote a song about he how fell in love with a roller derby queen and you may too after you hear that the Hades Ladies are working to raise money for Eve, Inc, the local domestic violence and sexual assault program in Washington County.

"Everybody was really excited," says Sally Thompson, of The Hades Ladies. "Everybody had to jump in and do fliers for the schools and held distribute them. And get the word out [about our event for Eve, Inc.]. So, everybody had to jump in and it was kind of hard getting the word out in two weeks."

Eve, Inc. staff members say the derby sponsorship will help the shelter run because grants can't cover all the shelter's expenses.

"There are so many things that are not covered by grants that we find that we need to have in order to provide safety and the services for those who have been effected by domestic violence," explains Annelle Edwards, the Co-executive Director of Eve.

If you think Eve, Inc. and roller derby have nothing in common... think again.

"When women get together it helps them feel like another family and feel more independent," Thompson adds. "And it's nice to help people, especially women, who are in that situation and give them something to be inspired by."


The area's only female Flat Track roller derby league will be holding a Spring Fling to benefit EVE Incorporated at the Marietta Roller Rink Wednesday, April 4th.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $3.00 and 100% of the admission proceeds will go to EVE, a domestic violence awareness organization and shelter.

Skate rental is $2 or you can bring your own.

The Hades Ladies team of the First Settlement Derby Dames roller derby league will be on hand and will give a demonstration and answer any questions you may have about the team.


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