“Most seem to find roller derby in transitional periods...We ruin our bodies to save our souls and, for some reason, that makes perfect sense.”
- Bonnie D Stroir
- Bonnie D Stroir
River City Rollergirls was founded in the spring of 2006, This new era of roller derby was still in its infancy, but people were starting to take notice, and leagues were popping up around the United States. Over time the league grew and became a part of the international governing body of women's flat track roller derby, the WFTDA, in 2009. There was the All Star Travel Team, the Poe's Punishers, and a B Level Travel Team, the Uncivil Warriors.
RCR saw times of transition in 2014. Many of the leagues skaters retired from the sport, and some transferred to other teams. RCR consolidated in to one All Star Travel team under the league's name and continues to skate for rankings within the WFTDA. It is a competitive league with many dedicated skaters with the goal of promoting the sport and climbing the rankings.
River City Rollergirls operates as a 501(c)3 and is organized exclusively for charitable and athletic purposes in furtherance of its mission statement, which is: River City Rollergirls (RCR) intends to foster an environment that will expand, enrich and complement the overall quality and experiences of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby and amateur athletics for women as well as uphold a strong belief in and support of community outreach. RCR is committed to providing opportunities that encourage the pursuit of lifetime activities, a sense of commitment and teamwork, and the development of personal character while maintaining an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among its athletes, coaches and support staff.