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Roller derby recruitment set Aug. 20 in Oswego

OSWEGO — In the midst of its third season, Port City Roller Derby is recruiting skaters, refs and other volunteers looking for fun, fitness and friendships in this growing sport.

An open house and recruitment will take place at 8 p.m. Aug. 20, in the league’s new practice space in the Oswego YMCA Armory, corner of West First and Utica streets.

Skaters, refs and volunteers from Port City Roller Derby and the Albany All-Stars pose after a recent bout, won by Port City's Breakwall Bombshells. Those interested in competition, fitness and making friends through this sport can attend a recruitment and open house at 8 p.m. Aug. 20, at the league's new practice space, the Oswego YMCA Armory. (Terence O'Kane photo)
Skaters, refs and volunteers from Port City Roller Derby and the Albany All-Stars pose after a recent bout, won by Port City’s Breakwall Bombshells. Those interested in competition, fitness and making friends through this sport can attend a recruitment and open house at 8 p.m. Aug. 20, at the league’s new practice space, the Oswego YMCA Armory. (Terence O’Kane photo)

The recruitment will include derby demonstrations, the benefits of playing the sport and more information on how to get involved.

Fans can also meet members of the league, which sports a 4-2 record aiming for their third straight winning season.

Port City Roller Derby is produced by Oz Roller Girls Inc., a member-run nonprofit 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]