EAGLE — The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are hosting Melee in the Mountains in Eagle, a roller derby mix-up tournament featuring a round-robin elimination, a co-ed bout and championship bout. This event is scheduled for May 17 at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink, 1700 Bull Pasture Road. The doors open at 12:15 p.m., and the action begins at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com or from the derby girls themselves. The pre-sale ticket price for adults is $8; tickets are $10 at the door. Students and seniors pay $5 and children younger than 5 and members of the military are admitted for free.
Available concessions will include Heidi’s Deli, of Eagle, draft beer from the Bonfire Brewery and baked goods made by members of the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls.
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will donate a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to the Red Ribbon Project.
ABOUT THE RED RIBBON PROJECT
Since its inception in 1996, the Red Ribbon Project has served Eagle County as a nonprofit with a focus of HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention and education. Since then, the organization has evolved to empower the community to reduce teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
The Red Ribbon Project’s focus on sexual health has contributed to a significant decline in teen births in Eagle County. Teen births have been almost cut in half over the past 4 years. In 2009, there were 60 births to mothers between the ages of 15 and 19. In 2012, there were 32 births to mothers between in the ages of 15 and 19.
The nonprofit’s director, Denise Kipp, along with some of its supporters, will volunteer at the event.
ABOUT THE ROLLER DOLLS
The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a flat track roller derby league based in Eagle. Membership extends to the neighboring communities of Summit, Garfield and the Roaring Fork Valley. Come out and support your local roller derby and enjoy action-packed entertainment and fun for all ages.
For more information, check out www.10thmountainrollerdolls.com.