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Outdoor derby bout set for Saturday, July 19


BOZEMAN – The Gallatin County Fair is ground zero for the Gallatin Roller Girlz’ next home bout, “Schoolyard Brawl,” on Saturday, July 19. An intraleague bout, the Girlz will split into two teams and fight it out on the pavement for glory and local bragging rights.

Schoolyard Brawl – the Gallatin Roller Girlz’ first ever outdoor bout – is a Fight Club-themed event, held weather permitting on the new asphalt parking lot just east of the Haynes Pavilion in Bozeman.

The Gallatin County Fair is hosting the Girlz as part of the fair activities and there will be no advanced ticket sales for this event, which will feature games and prizes, music by DJ Chachi, and halftime entertainment by the fire spinning troop, Fire In The Attic.

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

Interested in getting involved with the Gallatin Roller Girlz as a league skater or referee? The bi-annual eight-week Fresh Meat (i.e. new skater) Camp enrollment begins on Aug. 4. Learn how to skate, fall and safely manuver on your wheels.

The camp is non-contact and graduates are eligible to continue on to the eight-week Derby 101 Camp, which teaches contact skills and strategy. Skaters must attend the full 16-week combo and graduate successfully for league contact-skater eligibility.

In addition to fair admission, bout attendees will purchase tickets at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets will go on sale at the gate at 6 p.m. the day of the bout, which starts at 7 p.m.

Visit and like the Girlz on Facebook for more information.

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