The Oklahoma Victory Dolls will host their second benefit bout for Tequila Mockingbird, a skater who was paralyzed while playing roller derby, on Saturday November 13th, 2010 at Miles Roll-A-Way Rink. 100% of the proceeds from this bout will go to benefit Tahirah Johnson aka Tequila Mockingbird and aid in her recovery.  

 

Skaters from around the region will gather to show their support and to help raise money in this “mash up” style bout. Some of the leagues attending include Assassination City Rollergirls of Dallas, Texas, Texas Rollergirls of Austin, Texas, Dallas Derby Devils of Dallas, Texas, Green Country Rollergirls of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Outwest Outlaws of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - just to name a few.  

 

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under get in free with paid adult.  

 

Tequila Mockingbird has been a roller girl since 2004 and is known for always hustling and pushing herself, being a role model for all skaters, and helping her team win 2 championships. On August 25, 2007, Tequila Mockingbird, a veteran Chicago roller derby player for the Windy City Rollers, fell and seriously injured her spinal cord during a bout. Since that day, Tequila has moved to Oklahoma City and works daily in therapy to regain her strength and physical abilities. She has regained some movement in all of her limbs and due to sheer perseverance and hard work, she is using the walking machine and swimming with the assistance of her physical therapists. She is positive about the direction of her recovery and thanks all who have helped her along the way. There is still work to be done and she still needs our help. 

 

For additional information on the Tequila Mockingbird Benefit Bout contact Christina Copeland or visit www.oklahomavictorydolls.com 
 

About the Oklahoma Victory Dolls-

The Oklahoma Victory Dolls were founded in November 2007 and are a proud member of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Oklahoma Victory Dolls are the only nationally ranked team in Oklahoma City. OKVD is a non-profit organization that prides itself on giving back to the community.

 

Christina Copeland

Oklahoma Victory Dolls

(405) 639-0018

contactus@okvd.net

www.oklahomavictorydolls.com