SHIRT #002 – CENTRAL ARKANSAS ROLLER DERBY
CENTRAL ARKANSAS ROLLER DERBY
This month’s league hails from Little Rock, Arkansas… U.S.A.!
Central Arkansas Roller Derby (CARD) was born in the summer of 2006 as the RockHard Rollergirls and originally began practicing in Jacksonville, Arkansas. After the skaters voted to change the name, CARD moved to Little Rock and is now proud to practice and bout at Skate World, located at 6512 Mabelvale Cut Off. CARD began its first season of bouts in August 2007 with a bout against the River Valley Roller Girls of Fort Smith, Arkansas. In January 2008, CARD held the first all female roller derby bout in Little Rock with a rematch against River Valley. In the subsequent months, CARD traveled to Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Fort Smith, Dallas, Huntsville and Memphis in order to build a good rapport with other area teams and gain some bouting experience. CARD’s second season hosted several teams from all over the southern region, including several of the teams CARD bouted against in our first season. CARD has now been bouting for five seasons and has traveled to various places around the South and the Midwest.
CARD began bouting with ten skaters and only one womens’ roller derby team, the
Rock-n-Renegades. Five years later, CARD has almost 50 league members and a second women’s team, the Big Dam Rollers.
CARD consists of skaters and referees from all walks of life; teaching, accounting, fire fighting, etc. These skaters come from all over the central Arkansas area twice a week or more to practice their skating skills with CARD. CARD is a non-profit organization, doing work and raising money for various causes such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, the American Red Cross, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Humane Society of Pulaski County.