Red Stick Roller Derby’s Girls Go On the Run

Saturday, May 4th, Red Stick Roller Derby headed out to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center to take part in the Baton Rouge chapter of the Girls on the Run‘s annual 5K race.  In case you’re unaware of what Girls on the Run is, according to their website, their objective is:

“[T]o educate and empower girls at an early age in order to prevent the display of at-risk activities in the future. At risk activities include substance/alcohol use, eating disorders, early onset of sexual activity, sedentary lifestyle, depression, suicide attempts and confrontations with the juvenile justice system.”

Your friendly neighborhood Red Stick Roller Derby league was very excited and honored to be on hand to run the 5k as individuals and with running buddies, and to volunteer at the cheer station to offer support and encouragement to everyone participating in the race.

Photos from the race can be seen below and on our Facebook page.

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Things Get Colorful With Red Stick Roller Derby

On Saturday, April 20, Red Stick Roller Derby decided that Baton Rouge could use a little more color.  That’s why we went ahead and signed up to volunteer for the Color Run Baton Rouge.  The Color Run is just about what it sounds like, but in case you didn’t know, the race is a 5K where people, well, throw different colors at the runners at each color station.  Our group of volunteers were heads of the Pink Station, which was located right next to Louisiana’s State Capitol.

The Color Run sponsors a charity in each city that it visits, with Baton Rouge’s charity being Louisiana Runs.  Louisiana Runs provides support to individuals and organizations dedicated to the advocacy and advancement of running in the state of Louisiana.

We’ve created an album of photos of the bright and very, very pink day over on our Facebook.  Go flip through them HERE!

In addition, The Advocate has been so kind as to post photos from the race, including quite a few shots from the aforementioned Pink Station.  They also gave Baton Rouge’s roller derby league a shoutout.  You can look at the Advocate’s photos HERE.

Thanks go out to Advocate staff photographer Heather McClelland.

And remember, Red Stick Roller Derby is back in action on May 18th at Leo’s Rollerland, as your Capital Defenders will take on the East Texas Bombers of Jacksonville, Texas.  Tickets are on sale soon, but in the mean time you can RSVP on our Facebook event page or check out more info on our blog entry.

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SPACE JAM Charity and Afterparty Locations Announced

March 23rd’s SPACE JAM double header will bring you and the rest of Baton Rouge a plethora of flat track derby action, this much we already know, but are you ready to hear which charity we will be working with? Without further ado… drumroll please…

Red Stick Roller Derby is very excited to announce that we will be working with Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue

Magic Happens is a nonprofit organization focused on rescuing and finding loving homes for rabbits, as well as educating the public on rabbit care. They primarily serve the Louisiana and Mississippi areas and, also important to note, they will be bringing bunnies to the bout!  Yes, REAL BUNNIES.

After you’ve had your derby and rabbit fill, you’ll probably want to whet your whistle, no?  Well, come on out to Mud and Water, where DJ Mikelarry will be spinning the tunes outside, with live music inside.  The afterparties are a wonderful opportunity for us to kick back and reflect on bouts well played.  We also enjoy chatting and hanging out with our fans, so, come by and say hello!

Mud and Water is located just under the new Mississippi River Bridge at 174 South Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA  70802 (which is more or less within walking distance of the River Center).


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RSRD and Pluckers Raise Money For Take Back the Night

Wednesday, November 7, Red Stick Roller Derby and Pluckers combined forces to raise money for the Take Back the Night Foundation charity.


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25th Annual Take Back The Night Candellight March

RSRD is proud to take part in the 25th annual Take Back the Night candelight march in honor of victims of sexual and domestic abuse. Please join us at the LSU memorial tower on Sunday Oct.23rd at 6 pm. All are welcome to join.

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