Big Island Babes Jr. Roller Derby Debut at the Civic Saturday May 19th

The Big Island’s first junior roller derby league, The Big Island Babes, will be holding their first public bout at the Hilo Civic on Saturday, May 19th. “It’s A’ Bout Family”, the name of the event, is a benefit for The Neighborhood Place of Puna. The Babes will be donating their time to support The Neighborhood Place, a non-profit organization which benefits families and communities of Puna.

The bout will be held at the Afook-Chinen Hilo Civic Center on Saturday, May 19th. Doors will open at 10am and the first bout will begin at 11am. General admission tickets are $5 and children under 12 are $2. Tickets are available at The Neighborhood Place of Puna, or from your favorite Jr. Derby girl.

The Big Island Babes Junior Roller Derby league was started in June 2011 by Paradise Roller Girls with approximately thirty girls, ages 7-17. Practice is held in Hilo at the Wainaku Gym, coached by a dedicated group of Paradise Roller Girls’ skaters and referees. “Playing roller derby is a very athletic sport that develops endurance, flexibility, core strength, positive attitudes and self confidence “says Big Island Babes President, Hallie Adolf. The Babes provide girls with a healthy and fun way to exercise and builds self-esteem. They provide a safe environment free of drugs, alcohol and tobacco; and enforce the use of all required safety equipment. Junior Derby also celebrates individuality, does not discriminate, and strives to provide a supportive environment at all times.

Big Island Babes Junior Roller Derby is open to all girls, ages 7-17. The Babe’s next 4-week rookie bootcamp will begin June 6. Visit for information and requirements.

Please join us at The Hilo Civic Center on May 19th to support these young athletes, and the Neighborhood Place of Puna. Information can be found at or at

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