OSWEGO — Port City Roller Derby’s junior league will start its first full season, and support children in need this holiday season, with a bout on Nov. 9, in the Oswego YMCA Armory.
The bout featuring two teams of PCRD junior skaters — ages 10 to 17 — will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the armory, corner of West First and Utica streets in Oswego.
A portion of proceeds of the bout, titled “Skaters in Toyland,” will support the annual holiday toy drive by the Oswego County Department of Social Services that provides presents to local children whose families may not otherwise be able to afford gifts. Attendees can additionally help the cause by bringing unwrapped gifts to support the toy drive.
Advance tickets, available from league members, cost $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 12, with children 4 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door but will cost $12 for adults. Attendees interested in trackside seating are encouraged to bring their own chairs.
Port City Roller Derby is produced by Oz Roller Girls Inc., a member-run non-profit organization dedicated to athletic competition, empowerment and supporting its community. PCRD always seeks skaters, refs and other volunteers for its adult (18 and over) and juniors (ages 10 to 17) teams, and will provide training. For more information, visit www.portcityrollerderby.org or email [email protected]