The Art of Roller Derby

Chief Acevedo to blow whistle at Texas Rollergirls bout

The Art of Roller Derby

It's the championship playoff bout tonight for the Texas Rollergirls (read our full preview here). Continuing this season's new tradition of having a celebrity start the first bout, the flat-track Roller Derby league invited someone who'll definitely have his own whistle: Chief of Police Art Acevedo. Full press release after the jump.


Helping the Texas Rollergirls honor members of the armed services and all other public servants who put their lives on the line for our country, Chief Acevedo has agreed to blow the first whistle of the bout this Sunday.

Rolling into the home stretch of their 8th season, the TX Rollergirls are considered the godmothers of the modern roller derby movement.

"This is bout is dedicated to our men and women in uniform, so we are honored to have Chief Acevedo start the bout." says Fearlys, captain of the TXRG Hustlers.

Formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind, Texas Rollergirls started today's Flat Track Derby movement. There are now more than 300 Flat Track Derby leagues worldwide, with more forming every week. In its current incarnation, Roller Derby is an athletic competition complete with well-defined rules, divisions, tournaments, and a governing body: the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).

WHAT: Chief Art Acevedo official whistleblower for Texas Rollergirls may bout

WHERE: Playland Skate Center, 8822 McCann Drive

WHEN: Sunday, May 23rd
Doors at 6:30pm.
Bout at 7:00pm
Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at the door On sale at:, Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs

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