85-year-old woman ‘dukes it out’ with local roller derby girl

Daughter share’s her mom’s memorable experience during Gem City Roller Girls match

85-year-old Nevilyn Scandura had the chance to “battle” it out with a roller derby girl.

Laura Rea of Beavercreek says her mom had the time of her life interacting with a member of the Gem City Rollergirls during a match they attended at Hara Arena last Saturday.

Rea said her mom was a “natural” and even looks tough as she squares off against Gem City Rollergirls member Outer Spacey in a staged photo.

“She is absolutely wonderful. We had a blast,” Rea said of Outer Spacey in a Facebook message.

Scandura, who was visiting the Dayton area from Cincinnati, and Outer Spacey pretend to punch each other in the picture, which has received a ton of likes on Rea’s Facebook page.

The Gem City Rollergirls won Saturday’s game against H.A.R.D (Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby from West Virginia) 266 to 106.

The team’s final matches of the season at Hara, 1001 Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood, are Oct. 19 against Black-N-Bluegrass Roller Girls of Highland Heights, Ky., and Terrorz Tiny Towns of Columbus, Ind.

Doors open at 4.30 p.m. with the first bout at 5:30 p.m.

Contact this columnist at arobinson@DaytonDailyNews.com or Twitter.com/DDNSmartMouth

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