Thu, 31 May 2012
Once again, members of the Omaha Roller Girls join me in the studio to talk about how their season has come along as well as how the Omaha Junior Roller Girls are shaping up!
About the ORG
The Omaha Rollergirls are Omaha’s premier all-female flat-track roller derby league. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world and the Omaha Rollergirls are proud to represent Omaha. Its mission is to promote the strength, athleticism, and independence of women through the sport of flat-track roller derby and to provide the skills and training necessary for participation at regional, national, and international level.
Consisting of a diverse group of athletes, the ORG is comprised of two teams – the All-Stars, a seasoned travel team that represents our league in national and regional circuits, and the AAA, our home team that competes within the Midwest.
The Omaha Rollergirls operate as a LLC and are skater owned. The organization is entirely run through volunteers – no one receives monetary compensation – this includes the skaters themselves, those who train/coach the girls, the officials who enforce the rules and the board of directors that run the organization.
When the ORG is not on the track, they are assisting in various ways through their community involvement and volunteer work with organizations such as Youth Emergency Services, Heartland Pride, the American Cancer Society and the Special Olympics.