The Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby flat-track roller derby team will start its season this Saturday in Madison.
The opening bout takes place at 6 p.m. at the Madison Civic Center when the team hosts the Jewel City Rollergirls of Huntington. Some of the ticket proceeds will go to the local Odd Fellows Lodge, which has earmarked donations to help a teen with cancer.
Heart of Appalachia returns to Charleston April 20 with its first bout in its new home venue, the West Virginia National Guard's Charleston Armory.The team was formed in March 2011 and it welcomes new members along with referees and other volunteers. Visit www.harderby.com for more information.