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  • Alex Hines

    Alex Hines

    Thursday, January 9 2014 1:02 PM EST2014-01-09 18:02:23 GMT
    Alex is the reporter for Lewis, Gilmer, Barbour, Randolph, and Webster Counties.


It was hard-hitting family fun Saturday at Mylan Park in Morgantown, as the Morgantown Roller Vixens hosted their first Jingle Brawl. The event brought together seven roller derby teams from as far away as Massachusetts for three scrimmage games. The ladies who play the sport always love to get in a bout, as the matches are called, but on Saturday, they were supporting a good cause too.

"We're benefiting a great charity today, Christian Help. One of our skaters actually works for them and we're very happy to be helping them out. We're collecting canned goods and part of our proceeds at the door will go towards them as well," said Katie "Bruisiana" Hotard, one of the team captains.

They weren't the only group to support the event Saturday. The Roller Vixens had re-enactors from the Society for Creative Anachronism provide entertainment in the form of armored fighting for the crowd between games. But whether it's in medieval armor or modern pads, Christian Help says their partnership with the Roller Vixens has been good for both groups.

"It started out with a project we did back in April. We put together a prom event and the team really got into that, really enjoyed it and got to know the organization and since then, it's just kind of been a continuing partnership," said Brianna Lovell, who works for Christian Help and is also a Roller Vixen herself.

Hotard agrees, and says the team is glad to be helping an organization with such a broad reach.

"They do a lot of different things, they have a food bank, they help people with career counseling, they have a career closet, they have a clothing store. It's just a really wide array of help for people that need it in the Morgantown area," she said.