Austin Texas Roller Derby | Texas Rollergirls » Sponsors http://www.texasrollergirls.org News, training tips, events, and other information from the Texas Rollergirls Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:01:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 May 7th Food Trucks http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2016/05/may-7th-food-trucks/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2016/05/may-7th-food-trucks/#comments Wed, 04 May 2016 20:56:04 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=11340 Our next game is this Saturday, May 7, at The Blood Shed. Come out and see the TXRG Homegirls vs Houston’s B Team followed by our very own Rec League Team vs Houston’s Rec. There are still tickets available online!

We will also be joined by two delicious food trucks where you can purchase food before, during, and between the games! Be sure to check them out now and like them on Facebook:

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Uber + TXRG http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2015/07/uber-txrg/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2015/07/uber-txrg/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:38:14 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=10739 austin_texas-rollergirls_digital_twitter_1024x512_r2

Getting to the Championship bout is easy with Uber and Texas Rollergirls! Now you can focus on the fun and say farewell to the frustration of traffic and parking!

Sign up for Uber and insert the promo code TXRG2015 to receive a free ride on us, up to $20 off your trip. This promotion is for first time riders only!

Get started here.

Already an Uber rider? Don’t forget to share this promo code with others so that they can enjoy a ride around Austin!

 

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Thank you Star of Texas Supporters! http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/08/thank-you-star-of-texas-supporters/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/08/thank-you-star-of-texas-supporters/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 21:38:25 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=5850 Wow — what a weekend! We were so thrilled to see so many of you come out to watch the amazing derby on show at the Star of Texas Bowl. While the Texecutioners didn’t come away with any wins, our home-town fans screamed for joy with every point and kept everyone’s spirits high all weekend long.

SEE THE WEEKEND IN PHOTOS HERE!

If you missed the games, you can catch up by reading recaps right here on our site, or by heading to www.wftda.tv for archived video. In a nutshell, defending 2011 WFTDA champs the Gotham Girls steamrolled the competition, emerging with a 3-0 record. Bay Area defeated Texas and Windy City, and Windy City defeated Texas.

Windy City 143 Texas 121
Gotham 254 Windy City 89
Bay Area 159 Texas 88

Gotham 187 Bay Area 89
Bay Area 195 Windy City 180
Gotham 265 Texas 60

In the exhibition games, our Firing Squad defeated the visiting Cen-Tex All-Stars 152-134 and the Austin Derby Brats, along with visiting skaters from Corpus Christi and Atlanta, showed the world what the next generation of derby talent is capable of!

Of course, all this amazing action wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of a whole lot of people, starting with you, our fans — THANK YOU for your passion and for screaming yourselves hoarse over the weekend. You remind us every game why we skate for Texas.

It also wouldn’t be possible without the teams that travelled all the way to Austin for this weekend’s games — thanks, Gotham Girls, Bay Area Derby Girls, Windy City Rollers, Cen-Tex Sirens, Atlanta Derby Brats and Sparkling City Roller Dollz for playing with us this weekend. We loved having you here and hope you come back sometime!

We had a huge staff of volunteers working trackside and behind the scenes to make this happen. There’d be no on-track action without our refs, non-skating officials, announcers, crowd wranglers, will-call whizzes, the Derby Brothers — and the list goes on! It takes a village and we are grateful to each and every person who stepped up to volunteer this weekend.

Finally, thank you to the amazing food sponsors who kept our skaters and volunteers fed and energetic all weekend long!
Austin Pizza
Rounders Pizza
Green Mesquite BBQ
Hyde Park Bar and Grill
Kind Bars
Quiznos
Vivo
Green Island Catering
Maudie’s
Freebird’s
Zico Coconut Water
Rio’s Brazilian
Taco Deli

And a huge thank you to our other tournament sponsors:
Starwood Hotels
Massage Envy
All State
Five on Five magazine
AOMA
Atom Wheels
Faster Wheels
Invisible Hand Films
Pro-Designed Pads
Derbyology
And our venue, the Austin Convention Center

 

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Sponsor Highlight: Quiznos http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/07/sponsor-highlight-quiznos/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/07/sponsor-highlight-quiznos/#comments Tue, 17 Jul 2012 17:12:44 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=5412 The Star of Texas Bowl is one of the biggest events in Texas Rollergirls history, bringing dozens of the best roller derby athletes in the world to Austin and requiring a huge amount of hard work from hundreds of volunteers. With so many hands on deck, we’re expecting some big appetites this weekend and we’re excited to have some very special sponsors coming on board to keep the show rolling along. Today we’re profiling our favorite sandwich joint, Quiznos, who are a key sponsor for the 2012 Star of Texas Bowl.

Can you tell us a bit about your business?

Think all sub sandwiches are equal? Horseradish! Toasting is a wake-up call for flavor! We’ve been sandwich-toasting fanatics since the first day we opened our doors. Everything gets toasted at Quiznos. Heck, if it doesn’t come from Quiznos, it’s gonna leave you cold!

What’s unique about Quiznos?

We choose not to cut corners and offer an superior product. Anyone can take a footlong, and stuff it with lettuce. We choose to rise above and let you taste, the high quality meats and cheeses that we are proud to serve. At Quiznos, there is an option for everyone. From a lighter soup and salad combo, to a hearty Double Cheese Prime Rib Sub. From Sub Sliders with Meatballs and Mozzarella, to our Original Italian. We’ve got something for everyone!

(Texas Rollergirls like to think we have something for everyone, too! Serious sport, serious fun: this is Roller Derby!)

What’s your favorite thing about Austin? 

There is always something happening. From music festivals, to art exhibits to ROLLER DERBY!

How long have you been in business? Who are the owners?

Quiznos franchise-holders in Austin are an extraordinary selection of everyday people. Newly married couples. Experienced Entrepreneurs. Parents with kids at UT. Brothers, who decided to open a restaurant. A husband and wife team, both retired United States Marines.

Why have you chosen to sponsor the Star of Texas Bowl?

Roller derby takes something traditional, roller skating, and amps it up 1000%. We like to think that we take the traditional sub shop and do the same.

Are there any special deals for Texas Rollergirls fans?

Yup! If the Texecutioners win, show your ticket stub for a free drink and chips.

If your business played derby, what would the derby name be?

Our team would be the TEXAS TOASTERS.

 

And finally, how can we get in contact with you?

Website: www.quiznos.com

Social networks:

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/quiznos

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/quiznos

Address: Find your nearest location here

Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-9pm; Sun 11am-8pm

Thanks, Quiznos, for your support of the Star of Texas Bowl! We really appreciate you catering the event and keeping us rolling with great, fresh food!

And remember, Texas Rollergirls fans, the Star of Texas Bowl is THIS WEEKEND. With four of the best teams in the world converging on Austin, this is two days of flat track derby action you do NOT want to miss! One and two day passes are still available — get yours now, because we WILL sell out. Check out the schedule, the afterparties and the ticketing information, and we’ll see you trackside on Saturday!

 

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Texas Rollergirls http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/07/texas-rollergirls-love-zico-and-kind-bar/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/07/texas-rollergirls-love-zico-and-kind-bar/#comments Thu, 12 Jul 2012 20:15:14 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=5337

We’re excited to be bringing some great new food sponsors on board for the Star of Texas Bowl, to help keep our skaters and guests rolling at their best for two jam-packed days of top-tier flat track action! Kind Snacks and Zico Coconut Water are two of the Texas Rollergirls’ favorite ways to fuel up before a game and refuel afterwards — and to give ourselves a little bit of a boost at halftime, too. Here’s what a few of our skaters had to say about these great products …

“I am all about chocolate Zico! Not only does it taste great, it’s a great way for me to trick myself into something healthier with less calories when I’m craving a candy bar.”
Ruby Wring — Texecutioners, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers

 



“Zico Coconut Water has saved my life! I don’t believe in drinking sugary sports drinks, and discovering Zico has completely changed my post-workout routine. It is the best way to rehydrate after practice … or the morning after rocking out at a Texas Rollergirls after-party!”

Big Nasty – Firing Squad, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers


“I recently became completely addicted to Kind coconut granola — I eat it with yoghurt for breakfast every day and as a pre-practice snack. It is so delicious! The almond and coconut bars are awesome for tournaments when there’s not time to eat a full meal, but I need something filling that gives me quick-burning energy.

Zico — what can I say? I drink it every day, especially after practice and during practice when I need to quickly rehydrate. Nom nom nom.”
Barbara Ambush — Texecutioners, Hell Marys


“I remember exactly when I tried my first Kind bar! It was at a Texas Rollergirls practice in December 2010 — a teammate heard me moan about being hungry and handed me an almond and apricot bar. That’s all it took — I’m hooked! I keep a box at home, one at work, and a few minis in my car. They’re the perfect pre-practice snack: not loaded with sugar like some other bars, but packed with real fruits and nuts and everything I need to power through a tough practice.
That sounds fake and scripted but seriously, Kind bars are f***ing delicious.”
Sadie Mae Care — Hustlers


“I love Zico Coconut Water. It allows me to enjoy refreshing coconut water without the hazards and mess of attacking a fresh coconut with a large knife in my small kitchen. My neighbours also appreciate not learning they live next door to a machete-wielding maniac.”
MariEasy Livin’ — Firing Squad, Hustlers


“I consume both Kind bars and Zico Coconut Water almost daily and think they’re both superb products — to give energy to athletes, but also for healthy living in general. The convenience store on the University of Texas campus has two-for-one Kind bars days and I get a whole caravan from my office to come along and get a Tuesday treat! And sometimes knowing a Zico Coconut Water is waiting for me is the only thing that powers me through an extra sweaty workout.”
RadioActive — Hotrod Honeys


“I gave our jammer, Killbox, my last Kind bar right before we beat Philly. I think it helped.”
Polly Gone — Texecutioners, Hell Marys

 


“It helped. I played the game of a lifetime. True story.”
Killbox — Texecutioners, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers

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Austin Convention Center: “One of the greenest convention centers in the country” http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/05/austin-convention-center-green/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/05/austin-convention-center-green/#comments Wed, 02 May 2012 20:19:29 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=4769 The Texas Rollergirls are proud to call the Austin Convention Center our home – and not only because it’s a great venue with plenty of room for our thousands of fans to come watch roller derby! The Austin Convention Center has reduced its carbon footprint by 97% since 2007!

From the Austin Convention Center’s website:

In 2007, the City of Austin mandated that all city buildings adhere to LEED Silver or higher standards. The Austin Convention Center Convention Facilities Manager, David Thomas, took on the task of retrofitting 370,967 square feet of meeting space including five exhibit halls, seven ballrooms, and 54 meeting rooms. In October 2011, the Green Building Certification Institute Awarded the Austin Convention Center the LEED Gold Award, the highest recognition level.

The crown jewel in the Convention Center’s sustainability efforts is the waste mitigation program. Five years ago, the Austin Convention Center diverted 30 percent of its million pounds of annual waste from landfills. Today, the Center has reduced its overall waste to 750,000 pounds, with 67 percent of that waste recycled, composted, or repurposed.

You can read the full article here.

Come watch us skate at the Austin Convention Center this season – buy your tickets today!

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Sponsor Highlight – Minuteman Press http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/02/sponsor-highlight-minuteman-press/ http://www.texasrollergirls.org/2012/02/sponsor-highlight-minuteman-press/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:35:08 +0000 http://www.texasrollergirls.org/?p=3931 We wanted to highlight one of our sponsors for 2012. Minuteman Press has been so amazing to work with last year and this year — always with great pricing for us, and also honest, dependable, speedy service — always. The quality of work is outstanding – all of the schedule cards, posters and programs you see coming from the Texas Rollergirls – are printed by them. We are HUGE FANS! THANK YOU MINUTEMAN PRESS!!!

Sinnerfold
Chief Communications Officer for the Texas Rollergirls
Skater for the Hell Marys


Minuteman Press

Austin 1221 W. 6th St, Austin 78703
www.minutemanaustin.com
Hours: 8:30-5:50 M-F

We are a full service print shop — just about anything printed — we can put your logo on it. We work for individuals and businesses – everything from business cards to band posters to high-end wedding invitations.

Any deals for TXRG fans? We will print your poster art (11″ x 17″) on our standard paper for 50 cents each – as many or as few as you need for the entire 2012 Texas Rollergirls’ season! (THAT’S MORE THAN 50% OFF!) Come in and say, “Texas Rollergirls Rock”

Which Texas Rollergirls home team do you cheer for and why? Hell Marys, because they are the meanest.

What’s your favorite thing about Austin? Austin is cool because the people are cool here, and it rubs off on people who come here as well.

How long have you been in business? Who are the owners? Tom and Carol Marek are our owners – we have been in business for 3 years and just expanded the business.

What’s unique about your business? We believe the business can only work if we have one happy customer at a time – we believe a competitive price and great service will keep people coming back.

Why do you sponsor TXRG? We like the whole idea of the derby – it is awesome to watch, and the atmosphere is great at the bouts.

If your business played derby, what would the derby name be? Slim Whitman


(Slim Whitman! LOVE IT!)

(Hell Marys!! I did not make him say that.)

 

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