Myrtle Beach's Palmetto State Rollergirls host benefit bout

(Source: PSRG)
(Source: PSRG)

North Myrtle Beach, SC - NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The Palmetto State Rollergirls are holding a women's roller derby invitational bout to benefit Herb Newcomb, a PSRG volunteer who recently underwent emergency brain and heart surgery.

The "Derby for Herby" will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center in North Myrtle Beach. Every penny raised during the event goes to help Newcomb, who is uninsured.

"Derby for Herby" will feature skaters from 10 different roller derby leagues across the Carolinas. Spectators will get the chance to watch a full game of flat track derby played by veterans and catch a preliminary mini-bout played by new skaters.

Tickets for the event, which are $8 in advance for adults and $6 for children and seniors, available online from Brown Paper Tickets, from any member of the league, or for $10 at the door. Anyone wishing to donate to the cause may do so via Paypal at

"We are thrilled to be skating in North Myrtle Beach and fielding a team with brand new, excited skaters," League President Michelle Lewis said. "And there's no better way to start our 2010 home season than by doing something so positive."

The Palmetto State Rollergirls kick off their fourth season by hosting the benefit derby. The league is currently recruiting new female skaters 18 and older and volunteers, both male and female. Interested parties should visit the league's website at or email to for additional information.

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