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Windy City Rollers Fri Jun 05 2009

There Can Be Only One: The Windy City Rollers '09 Championships

After an unbelievable season, it's come down to this: The Ivy King Cup Championship.

The May 2 bout ended with Hell's Belles beating the Double Crossers 140-60, and the Manic Attackers pummeling The Fury 150-74. This year, the championship bout pits what used to be the league's constant underdogs, the Manic Attackers, against the '08 champions, Hell's Belles. This is gonna be a good one, folks. Be there on Saturday, June 20 at the UIC Pavilion (525 S. Racine). Doors open at 5 p.m., and the bout will kick off at 6.

If that's not enough for you, skaters from the Double Crossers and The Fury will be randomly sorted into black and white teams that will play each other in the opening bout. And you can get in on the action: WCR is holding an eBay auction for fans to bid to guest captain the white or black team for this consolation bout. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to aid Tahirah "Tequila Mockingbird" Johnson, a former Windy City Roller skater who suffered a spinal cord injury in August 2007.

Get your tickets here, at the door, or from any Windy City Roller.

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