Casper’s non-profit roller derby team announces their final bout of the season!  Casper’s Deadly Ghosts have had a season full of home and away bouts and Saturday, October 19th they will finish the season by playing against Bozeman, Montana’s Gallatin Roller Girlz.

The event is called Shake, Rattle and Roller Derby and will be held at the Fairgrounds Industrial Building.  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the bout beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for the event are $10.00 in advance and can be purchased at Derby Boutique in the Atrium Plaza, downtown on 2nd street.  You can also purchase tickets from any member of Casper’s Deadly Ghosts. Tickets at the door are $12.00.

The skaters of Casper’s Deadly Ghosts are excited to bring the sports mix of athleticism and female empowerment to the Casper area.  Roller derby is an alternative sport for which the members train intensively, and actually pay to play.  Members include nurses, teachers, medical professionals, other professionals and home makers.  Casper’s Deadly Ghost’s coach explains it the following way:

This sport really promotes athleticism, health, endurance,  and camaraderie between our derby families.  On top of spending hours bettering ourselves as players we do so much for our community.  We have our own small derby community that has a great support network but we would like to see the larger Casper and Wyoming community get involved and get excited about all we do.  We give back and raise money for so many others.  It is an important part of who we are.  My hope is to see Casper come out on the 19th and not only watch this amazing and growing sport but to also support the Wyoming Angels Network.”

Proceeds from the bout will benefit the Wyoming Angels Network.  The Wyoming Medical Center Foundation’s Angels program serves hundreds of cancer patients every year, in addition to relieving the tremendous burden experienced by caregivers. This program has a rich history of addressing the varied concerns of cancer patients, which include offering emotional support, financial assistance, transportation and medication retrieval. Angels educate the community about the program while raising much-needed funds to support patients with food, gas cards, prostheses, wigs, etc.

In addition to raising funds for this very worthy cause, spectators can count on an entertaining evening of roller derby, many vendor booths, live music from a Primal Clutch and a family fun environment.

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