Melee in the Mountains to benefit Red Ribbon Project

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are hosting Melee in the Mountains — a roller derby mix-up tournament featuring a round-robin elimination, a coed bout and championship bout Saturday, May 17, at the Eagle Pool and Ice Rink.

The doors open at 12:15 p.m. and the action begins at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are available online at or from your favorite derby girl. Pre-sale ticket price for adults is $8. At the door, the adult ticket price is $10. Students and seniors pay $5 and children under age 5 and military members are free. Available concessions include Heidi’s Brooklyn Deli, draft beer from the Bonfire Brewery and team-baked goods.

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls will be donating a portion of the proceeds from ticket sales to The Red Ribbon Project. Since its inception in 1996, 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.

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 last four years. In 2009 there were 60 births to teens between the ages of 15-19. In 2012 there were 32 births to teens between in the ages of 15-19. The non-profit’s director, Denise Kipp, along with some of its supporters, will volunteer at the event.

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The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls are a flat track roller derby league based in Eagle. Membership extends to the neighboring communities of Summit and Garfield counties and the Roaring Fork Valley.

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