Rome’s own roller derby team, the Rome Rollergirls (RRG), won their last home bout this past Saturday, October 6th, against the River Region Rollergirls 194 to 62. The derby was held at Roller World, and attracted a modest crowd.
Earlier that day RRG went pink for breast cancer awareness at Imagine Studio for Hair and Art. All the skaters dyed a pink strip in their hair, with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity Cancer Navigators of Rome.
Holly Moore, the Imagine Hair and Art Studio owner who is battling cancer, said, “We love hair here, but we want to help spread awareness for Breast Cancer. Customers can spend $1 and dedicate a Pink-A-Boo, a paper ghost, to someone they know with cancer.”
Holly went on to say that a lot of the women in RRG go to her hair salon, and it was a good fit to ask them to go pink. She continued saying that her business has supported the Rollergirls from the beginning and will continue to do so in the future.
Elisa Limon, President of the Rome Rollergirls, gave testament to her organizations willingness to help out, mentioning the night before their bout with the River Region Rollergirls both teams met to have dinner together; although RRG hospitality is not as nice as their defense. By preventing River Region from scoring much the second half, RRG showed great improvement over the 2012 season. The RRG plan on building their skill and strategy next season while maintaining community involvement. The team will walk in support of the National Alliance of Mental Illness this October 13 in Rome.