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Omaha RollerGirls

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Omaha Rollergirls is Omaha’s premier all-female flat-track roller derby league. Roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the world and Omaha Rollergirls, is proud to represent the city of Omaha on the international level.

Our 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 the regional, national, and international level.

Consisting of a diverse group of athletes, the members of Omaha Rollergirls are comprised of two teams – the Omaha Rollergirls All-Stars, a seasoned team of skaters that represents the league in international sanctioned game play, and the Omaha Rollergirls AAA, which competes regionally and whose focus is to refine skills and strategy while still competing competitively.

Omaha Rollergirls operates as a not for profit organization and is skater owned and operated. The organization is entirely run through its 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.  Funds raised go directly back to the community or to further development of the league.

When Omaha Rollergirls are not on the track, they are assisting their community through involvement and volunteer work with organizations such as MOSAIC, Youth Emergency Services, Ted E. Bear Hollow, the American Cancer Society, Omaha Dog Parks, Methodist Heidi Wilke SANE/SART Program (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team), Omaha Police Department, Patricia Hiatt Memorial Cancer Fund, Dominic Elkins Fund Raiser, Benson/Fontenelle Parks and the Special Olympics. They also dedicate their time and resources to training the future of Omaha Roller Girls and Roller Bros with Omaha Junior Roller Derby. Omaha Junior Roller Derby (OJRD) is co-ed team serving kids ages 8-17. Emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, perseverence, and leadership, OJRD strives to encourage their skaters to become great teammates and collaborators on the derby track, in the classroom, and beyond. If you know anyone that might be interested in joining the OJRD team please email omahajrrollergirls@gmail.com.