Royal Pains, Cortland Free Library Team Up in June
Cortland’s very own well-read Crown City Rollerz roller derby league is teaming up with the Cortland Free Library to promote literacy in the city. During the month of June, every time someone checks out a book from the library, they will receive a chance to win two free passes to the Royal Pains’ June 30 bout against the Happy Valley Dolls from State College, Pa., at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. And because the Royal Pains love the kids, every time a child checks out a book, they will be entered to win a basket of the Royal Pains’ favorite children’s books — autographed by the skaters, which will be given away at half-time during the bout. A portion of the proceeds from the bout will be donated to the library.
The ladies will also be rolling into the library for two special events leading up to the bout. At 2 p.m. on June 27, the Crown City Rollerz Royal Pains will be hosting a roller derby demonstration during the summer reading program at the library followed by a special derby craft inside the library. The very next day join skaters for story time as they read from their favorite books at 10:30 a.m. June 28 during the library’s scheduled children’s story time.
The currently undefeated Royal Pains’ are well into their second season. They’ll meet the State College Area Rollers’ Happy Valley Dolls in their fourth bout of the season on June 30 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music provided by SeparaTed at Berth. Tickets are available at the door, the Red Jug Pub on Central Avenue, and from any roller girl. Children under 10 get in free.
Crown City Rollerz is a skater-owned and -operated organization operating a competitive roller derby league out of Cortland. The members of CCR are strong and motivated women who train hard, respect their teammates and love the sport of roller derby as well as community-based philanthropy. Skaters work to increase their power through discipline, hard work and focus. CCR strives to create a full-contact sport that inspires girls and women and appeals to all of its fans.
For more information visit www.crowncityrollerz.com or find them on Facebook.