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File #: 2011-2083    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 9/13/2011 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2011
Enactment date: 9/13/2011 Enactment #: 592145
Effective date:    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends the Steel City Derby Demons for their community involvement, commitment to athleticism, and positive international representation of Pittsburgh; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Pittsburgh City Council declares September 13, 2011 Steel City Derby Demons Day in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak, All Members
Indexes: PROCLAMATION - MS. RUDIAK
Attachments: 1. 2011-2083.doc
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WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons were founded in 2005 and are Pittsburgh's only women's roller derby league; and
WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons are skater-owned and operated entirely by volunteers; and  
WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons are a member of the international Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA); and
WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons are currently ranked fourth in the WFTDA East Region; and
WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons carry on the Pittsburgh sports tradition of wearing black and gold; and
WHEREAS, the league's travel team, the Steel Hurtin', competed this year against teams as far away as London; and  
WHEREAS, a portion of the proceeds from each Steel City Derby Demons home game is donated to a local charity; and
WHEREAS, Jennifer Gaskins, a member of the Steel Hurtin' whose derby name is 'Snot Rocket Science, earned a place on Team USA for the very first Roller Derby World Cup, which will be held in Toronto this coming December; and
WHEREAS, the Steel City Derby Demons will travel to Baltimore September 16-18, 2011, for the Women's Flat Track Derby Association Eastern Regional Tournament to compete against some of the best teams in the world for a spot in this year's National Tournament;  
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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh commends the Steel City Derby Demons for their community involvement, commitment to athleticism, and positive international representation of Pittsburgh; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Pittsburgh City Council declares September 13, 2011 Steel City Derby Demons Day in the City of Pittsburgh.