The Cape Girardeau Roller Girls (CGRG) recently wrapped up their 2015 home season with a 5-5 record. Despite winding down the season, CGRG is still working hard to bring about big changes for 2016.
Now Recruiting Men!
Women may have spearheaded roller derby’s revival, but it was not long before men gained a foothold in the sport as well. Men in the Southeast Missouri area could not regularly play roller derby without traveling over 1.5 hours to area mens leagues. With a fully functioning league already established in Cape Girardeau, CGRG felt that this should no longer be the case. We are excited to announce that we will now be recruiting men for competitive play.
CGRG was founded in 2010, and now in its fifth year, the league has created a name for themselves amid the roller derby community. the mission of Cape Girardeau Roller Derby is to develop and promote sportsmanship, athleticism, and service to the Cape Girardeau Area. The league aims for the empowerment of its members through challenges on and off the track.This mission is not exclusive to gender, and CGRG aims to include all adults, 18 and over who have an interest in the sport. Roller derby is known for its acceptance of people of all ages, size, background, gender, etc; and the Cape Girardeau Roller Girls also aim to promote this atmosphere of inclusion.
Goodbye “CGRG”, Hello “CGRD”!
In an effort to further this goal of inclusion. the 2016 will also bring about a name change for the league. With the removal of the female gender requirement and to honor everyone who dedicates their time to the league, CGRG will be transitioning to a more inclusive name: Cape Girardeau Roller Derby (CGRD)
As 2015 draws to a close, CGRD looks forward to these big changes to the league. In an effort to include all adults with an interest in skating, the league is proud to announce the removal of the gender requirement for competitive skaters. To better represent our identity as a league, the team also announces that it will transition to a new league name in 2016. We would like to personally thank all our fans and volunteers for all their assistance this season, and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2016!
During this transition, please feel free to continue to contact skaters at the current contact you have for them. Also follow us on social media to keep up with our progress during these changes.