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Jun 10, 2014 12:35 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Calling All Men for All Male Roller Derby Team

CORPUS CHRISTI - Recently we told you about the all female roller derby team here in town. The Hurricane Alley Roller Derby team and their hard hitting action has sparked a group of local guys to form a men's league. One of the team members, Roger Lee says, they're starting at ground zero but have high hopes for recruitment.

The team is looking for a few more good men to join the "Third Coast Grave Diggers" an all male roller derby team.

"We're just looking for guys 18 and up to recruit, no skills required at all," Lee said.

Lee says the idea for an all men's team surfaced, simply to bond and find a recreational activity where the guys can let go of reality and just roll.

"It's like a second family, I mean we all come from different walks of life," he added.

Now, like the females, the guys want to roll into a league of their own. Currently, two of the male referees for the ladies team are members of the Third Coast Grave Diggers. They've been able to mimic the women's marketing strategy in hopes of gaining more members.

"We'll probably do co-ed scrimmages and stuff like that and practice with some of the other roller derby teams in town, the female leagues," Lee said.

He says they practice along Ocean Drive to get a feel for full contact roller derby.

"You do have to provide your own equipment and things like that but we'll let you know the cheapest place to get it and help out if you're on a budget," Lee said.

The men meet once a week on Wednesday's at the Starbucks on Staples and Saratoga at 7p.m. and encourage anyone interested to give it a go.

"Come hang out and meet us, see if you like it, see if it's for you, even if you don't know if you can skate or not." Lee added.

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