Marfa Roller Derby plans community event, skate camp
By ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN
MARFA – Marfa Roller Derby is planning two summer events for community members. At a city council meeting held last Thursday, the Marfa Roller Derby team secured the use of the Marfa Activity Center building for an evening of family roller-skating and a summer camp for children. The family community event will be held on Sunday, July 8 at the MAC building from 6 pm to 10 pm.
“There’s a couple of things we want to do to engage the community,” Marfa Roller Derby teammate Cat Cox said, explaining the two events. “One is for families, an evening community night,” Cox continued, adding that a DJ would be spinning some tunes and that a few extra skates would be on hand for those who don’t own their own.
“The idea is to expose people to (roller derby and skating), make it a regular community event to have a safe, fun thing for kids to do,” said Cox.
A skate camp will also be held towards the end of summer, with Marfa Roller Derby fundraising to buy skates for the youth.
Teammate Cory Cason said that, “This would be a non-profit endeavor. These are some of our ideas to get the community involved as part of us using the MAC building.” City council members voted in May to allow the roller derby team the use of the MAC building as a regular practice space.
Two skate camps have been set tentatively for August 15, 16, 17 and August 23, 24, and 25.
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