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She encourages anybody who feels curious about trying roller derby to check it out, adding that women usually don't get the opportunity to play this type of sport when they are young.
The final home game for the Aurora 88s is set for Sept. 9 against Confluence Crush from St. Louis, complete with half-time entertainment and support for the charity of the month. Local derby official Brittany Monroe said braver spectators can bypass the regular folding chairs and opt for the "suicide seating" closer to the players. The Aurora 88s season will wrap up with an away game Oct. 21 at Battle Creek, Mich., against the Battle Creek Cereal Killers.
The sport, invented in Chicago, just celebrated its 82nd anniversary, and now numbers about 2,000 leagues around the world.
If you go
WHAT: Aurora 88s women's roller derby
WHERE: Aurora Skate Center, 34W113 Montgomery Road, Aurora
WHEN: Doors and snack bar open at 5 p.m., with bout at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 9, followed by a junior bout
COST: $10 in advance, $12 at the door and free for youth age 12 and younger; $10 for senior citizens
INFO: Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/3065497; details at aurora88s.com, skateaurora.com