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Event to benefit westside roller derby teams

The Westside Roller Sports roller derby league is holding a Skate-A-Thon and Recruitment Fest on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Guard Armory in Hillsboro, 828 N.E. 28th Ave., in Hillsboro.

The event benefits both Westside Roller Sports roller derby teams — the LadyHawks women's team and the Westside Derby Brigade junior team.

All ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced are invited to attend. No skating or roller derby experience is necessary, though participants should be advised that above the age of 12 roller derby is a full-contact sport.

The junior skaters participating in the Skate-A-Thon complete laps over the three hours, and sponsors donate based upon the number of laps completed. All proceeds fund derby amateur cards and the team's travel expenses.

The Westside Roller Sports league includes opportunities for women, men and juniors. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-332-7466.