Bout to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby—Bout to Benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GCFD_Logo_Primary_COLOR_1CHICAGO, IL – The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby, member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), takes the track for their second home bout of the season on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Doors open at 6:00pm at the Windy City Fieldhouse (2367 W. Logan Boulevard) in Chicago. The double-header kicks off with The Outfit’s Shakedown vs. the Region Rat Rollers at 7:00pm, and the excitement keeps rolling with The Outfit’s Shade Brigade vs. the Peoria Push Demolition Dames.

As a non-profit, volunteer-run, charitable organization, The Chicago Outfit is offering $2 off tickets with the donation of a food item or canned good at the door. Donations, plus a portion of the proceeds, will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

The Chicago Outfit's official “little sister” league, the Chicago Riots Youth Roller Derby team, will play during the first halftime. Coached and mentored by members of The Outfit, the Chicago Riots were founded in fall of 2009 and are open to girls ages 12-18 who have not graduated high school. The second halftime entertainment will be provided by Cirques Experience Wheel Jam.

Additional treats and entertainment will be available for all to enjoy. Check out the new “Fan Zone,” featuring games, temporary tattoos, a coloring book (hand-designed by the skaters), face painting and more. Friends and fans can strike a pose in the photo booth, for FREE, compliments of 9 Muses Photo. Beer from the Chicago Outfit’s new sponsor, Revolution Brewery, and wine, courtesy of Derby LITE, will be available for purchase. The following vendors will also be on hand:



Lucy “Goose Cannon” Gossett, The Chicago Outfit Marketing Manager –


Founded in the fall of 2007, The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby is an all-female, Division One, Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) member league in the city of Chicago. As a democratic, not-for-profit organization, run by the skaters for the skaters, The Chicago Outfit is dedicated to creating a positive female community while contributing charitably to other nonprofit organizations. As a member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, The Chicago Outfit’s mission is to represent the athleticism of roller derby nationwide with class, sass, and dignity.

The Chicago Outfit is comprised of three separate teams that travel the Midwest and across the country to compete. The Syndicate is the Chicago Outfit's top-tier team, and represents the league in WFTDA-sanctioned bouts and rankings. The Shade Brigade competes against lower-tier travel teams of other WFTDA leagues, as well as against newer and smaller non-WFTDA teams. The Shakedown is The Outfit’s entry-level team and represents the influx of new skaters currently training and competing with The Outfit.