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Vixens face off against Veteran City Rollers, April 13

by Florence Welts

GRAND ISLAND — If you didn’t catch the tri-cities premiere roller derby team in action in January, you’ll have another chance April 13. The Platte Valley Roller Vixens will go head-to-head with the Veteran City Rollers out of Emporia, Kan., at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for children 2 to 12 years old, and children two and under are free. Tickets can be purchased through the Events Center or online via ticketmaster. All seats are general admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., first whistle blows at 7:30 p.m.

The organization the team is spotlighting for this bout is the Central Nebraska Humane Society of Grand Island. The CNHS is an open entry shelter located in the northeast corner of Grand Island that cares for over 3,000 stray, unwanted, sick, or injured animals each year. The purpose of the Central Nebraska Humane Society is to provide shelter to lost and homeless animals, to educate the community about the humane care and treatment of all animals, to advocate animal welfare, and to further the bond between people and animals.

During the bout, Humane Society members will be on hand to discuss their organization, and food donations (any canned, and iams or Purina dry food) for both cats and dogs will be accepted. A split-the-pot will also be held during the half-time, with raffle ticket sales to be split between a lucky audience member and a donation to the Central Nebraska Humane Society.

The Vixens are 2-0 this season, playing back-to-back bouts against the Norfolk Bruizin’ Bettys. The team will be on the road to face the Dames of Anarchy in Mason City, Iowa on March 30, and the Salina Sirens in Salina, Kansas on May 11. Click here for our full 2013 schedule.

For more information check www.heartlandeventscenter.com, follow us on twitter @RollerVixens or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/PVRVderby.

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