Rollergirls love reading. They will read books on the track, they will read books in a stack. Join us for a wild rumpus of roller derby and reading on February 9 at KeyArena. The Rat City Rollergirls will team up with charity First Book to get books into the hands of local kids in need, and will welcome celebrity librarian Nancy Pearl for a very special halftime event.
Each Rat City Rollergirls team has chosen a favorite children’s book, and each team’s fans will be able to vote for those books with dollars and cents. The team whose book gets the most fan donations will receive the honor of being read at halftime by librarian Nancy Pearl, a bestselling author, NPR contributor, and the inspiration for an amazing librarian action figure. These are the contenders:
Grave Danger: The Monster at the End of this Book
Throttle Rockets: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Sockit Wenches: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, Very Bad Day
Derby Liberation Front: Where the Wild Things Are
Look for each team’s book at KeyArena on game day, and cast a vote for your favorite by donating some spare change. Fans can also buy a favorite children’s book signed by favorite roller derby teams from Elliot Bay Book Company on the KeyArena concourse. All proceeds from Rat City’s book-off will go to First Book-Seattle, and a portion of sales from Elliot Bay will as well.
First Book is a national nonprofit organization that has distributed more than 100 million books to children since 1992. First Book-Seattle is a local Advisory Board raising funds to provide new books to kids enroll in King County’s Title 1 schools, Head Start preschools, shelters, and other programs. By making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis, First Book-Seattle effectively extends the reach of the many organizations already serving King County kids from families in need.
Get your tickets today for the February 9 bout and book extravaganza at the Key Arena! If you missed out on season tickets, you can still save 10% off individual tickets with pro-rated season tickets and flexible 4-pack options, which are a great way to hand-pick your derby experience to fit your schedule.