Fundraiser for Nina Knockout

On Friday August 21, over 10 years of skaters, officials and volunteers celebrated a decade of Philly Roller Derby at the Blue Cross RiverRink on the Delaware waterfront. The evening of skating to tunes spun by DJ Code Freeze and reminiscing with friends and teammates also featured a silent auction and fundraiser to benefit retired skater, Nina Knockout, who was the victim of an in-home attack in late July.

Showcasing donations of gift certificates and wares from countless local businesses, as well as hand-made items from local artists and derby skaters, the auction raised over $3K for Nina and her family. Blue Cross RiverRink generously donated 100% of their door sales to PRD’s efforts, as well, making the event a complete success!

Nina was an integral skater for Philly Roller Derby, as a Hostile City Honey, then as a Broad Street Butcher, as well as part of the first Liberty Belles All-Star team. She was also an integral member of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, and served as a liaison for the league for many years. In the sea of skaters donning their former uniforms, she and her family were beloved guests of honor.

For more information on how to help the Knockouts on this long road to recovery, please visit

Thank you to all the generous donors, and a special thanks to alumni Butterscotch Cripple and Dotti Horror for their tireless efforts in making the event a success.

The Abbaye
Andréanna Seymore
Andrew Johnson-Lally Pet Portraits
Anna Kolberg
Apex Skate Shop
Art in Motion
Blackbird Pizza
Bont Skates
Boston Derby Dames
Buxmont Roller Derby Dolls
Charlie Layton Illustration 
Charlotte + Laura Davis
Corianne Kenty
Double Vision Embroidery 
Great Clips of Cooper Towne Center in Somerdale, NJ 
Halcyon Floats
The Hermann Sisters
Hudson Valley Horrors Roller Derby
F.A.N. Salon + Boutique
Fireball Distilling
Five Stride Skate Shop
Fossil Watches
Jackie Daniels
Jen Moulton
John Licata
Joellen Leather-Urban
The Lara + Joe Show
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Mark Cline
MeanCat Apparel
Meredith Maciolek Komorowsky
Mesh Vintage
Miss Fortune
My Monster Hat
Mo Pain
Nikki Philippe Pet Portraits
Notorious R.E.D.
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Philadelphia Record Exchange
Philly Home Girls
Philly Roller Derby
Radar Wheels
RJ Portella
Sarah Davenport Photography
Shore Points Roller Derby
Sketch Burger
Verrier Boutique
White Flight
World Cafe Live