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Big Lebowskate closes Roller Girlz derby season Sept. 13

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BOZEMAN – Calling all dudes and dudettes – it’s time to abide.

The Gallatin Roller Girlz are holding The Big Lebowskate – their final home bout of the 2014 season – on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Gallatin Fairgrounds’ Haynes Pavilion. The Girlz will take on the Electric City Roller Grrrlz from Great Falls.

This is a “Big Lebowski”/1950s bowling-themed event. Bust out the Credence, your rug, your best bathrobe, bowling attire, Viking helmets and marmots – costumed attendees 18 or over get first crack at rinkside Suicide Seating. There may even be an appearance by the Dude himself.

This family friendly event features food by Bubby’s Cuppa Jo and a no-host bar by the Zebra Cocktail Lounge, along with raffles and prizes including the Best Seat in the House, best dressed, and a Sundog ski chair giveaway. DJ Miss Illaneous is spinning tunes and Holler N’ Pine will sing the National Anthem. Fire in the Attic will perform fire-infused halftime entertainment.

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the bout starts at 7:30 p.m. Pre-purchase tickets are highly recommended – Girlz bouts are notorious for selling out. Advanced-sale tickets are available locally at tart (in the Emerson Cultural Center), Cactus Records, from any roller girl/guy while supplies last, or online.

Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. An afterparty will follow the bout. Visit for more information.

The Gallatin Roller Girlz is a 501(c)(3) federal nonprofit and achieved WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) apprenticeship designation this year. The Girlz are working to achieve full WFTDA membership – allowing for ranking at the national and international level.

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