Fort Wayne is full of sports team and one of the local favorites if the Fort Wayne Derby Girls, Fort Wayne’s only (and Indiana’s first) flat track roller derby league. If you’ve never taken in a roller derby match I highly recommend it. These ladies are exceptional athletes and bring there very best to track. Founded by Danielle Abbott (Lil’ D Evil) and Tonya Vojtkofsky (Minx) in 2005 the Fort Wayne Derby Girls have not only brought the sport to Fort Wayne but also built a reputation for giving back to the community. Working with organizations such as The League for the Blind and Disabled-Youth Services, mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, Hoosier Burn Camp, and Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the Derby Girls lead by example in Fort Wayne. In addition to their work in the community, Tonya Vojtkofsky (Minx) coaches the Fort Wayne Derby Brats, Indiana’s first all-female junior flat track roller derby league.
With both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams skaters range in ages 9-17 playing full-contact roller derby but current WFTDA rules. The 2013-2014 season is underway. Dates, locations, and ticket info can be found at www.fwderbybrats.com The 2014 Fort Wayne Derby Girls season kicked off January 11, 2014 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum with tickets on sale now for future bouts.
Tickets start at just $11.90 for kids and go up to $18 for adults. Discounts are provided for military, seniors, and college students. Find their complete schedule and more information at www.fwderbygirls.com