At NHRD's second annual St. Baldrick Foundation fundraiser --- scheduled for the league's upcoming double header on Saturday, June 14, at the JFK Coliseum in Manchester -- a skater's daughter and her friend will lose their locks to help battle childhood cancer. Ten-year-old Skyla Grenier, of Milford, is the daughter of Jager Raider and considered to be an honorary Seabrook Meltdown and Queen City Cherry Bomb by the league because of her love for roller derby and constant presence at league events and fundraisers. Twelve-year-old Autumn Macdonald, of Mason, said she decided to join in on the bold fundraising event after Skyla told her she was going to go bald.
The double header will feature two of NHRD's home teams --- the Nightmares of Elm Street and the Seabrook Meltdowns -- squaring off against each other. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., the first whistle blows at 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., NHRD's A travel team the Skate Free or Die All-Stars will battle a men's roller derby team -- Mass Maelstrom's B-Zerkers -- in the league's first ever Battle of the Sexes bout. Fundraising participants will have their heads shaved in between bouts and throughout the evening.
Advance sale tickets are $10 or $12 at the door. Kids 10 and younger are free.
Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/694204