By: Jessie Irwin—
Muncie, IN – Muncie’s own Cornfed Derby Dames have spent the last four months preparing for their sixth season. In 2015 Cornfed climbed 83 spots in the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association rankings and this year they’re hoping to go further. The dames have added a “B Team” to better accommodate and train upcoming skaters; also enabling all home bouts in 2016 to be double headers.
The first home bout of season six will be Sunday, February 28 at Gibson Arena, 2610 S. Mock Ave. Doors open at 3 p.m. with a 4 p.m. start time. The dames will take on the Derby City Roller Girls of Louisville, KY in a double header versus their A & B teams.
Season six home games are as follows:
Sunday, February 28: Cornfed A Team vs. the Derby City Rollergirls of Louisville, KY
Cornfed B Team vs. the Derby City Rollergirls’ Bourbon Brawlers of Louisville, KY
Sunday, April 3: Cornfed A Team vs. the Chicago Outfit Shade Brigade of Chicago, IL
Cornfed B Team vs. the Circle City Derby Girls’ Party Crashers of Indianapolis, IN
Sunday, June 12: Cornfed A Team vs. the Gem City Rollergirls Purple Reign of Dayton, OH
Cornfed B Team vs. A-Town Roller Derby of Anderson, IN
Saturday, July 9: Cornfed A Team vs. the Naptown Roller Girls’ Warning Belles of Indianapolis, IN
Cornfed B Team vs. the Naptown Roller Girls’ Third Alarm of Indianapolis, IN
Bouts are still just $10 per person at the door or $8 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets or from any Cornfed Derby Dame. College students are just $5 with an ID and children ages 10 and younger are free with the purchase of an adult ticket (limit two children). Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the concession stand. An after party at Big Shots Pub, 700 S. Nichols St., will follow each home game. A portion of all bout proceeds will benefit a local charitable organization.
In addition to their four home games, Cornfed will travel to Akron, OH on May 21 to take on NEO Roller Derby. The dames will also participate in their first tournament, “Roll Kill,” on April 29 through May 1 in Kalamazoo, MI. Due to the high costs of travel and lodging the dames are accepting donations from fans at cornfeddd.com/sponsors/fan-sponsorship/.
Cornfed Derby Dames (CFDD) are Muncie’s premiere all women flat track roller derby league! Founded in 2010, the CFDD hope to bring together and empower women of all body types, race, age, and religion. It is our goal to make women’s roller derby a positive and lasting addition to the Muncie community. For more information about upcoming games visit www.cornfeddd.com.
Jessie Irwin is Interleague Liaison for the Cornfed Derby Dames