Shorts worn by Arthur Chastains III as "Arty Panimal" of the St. Louis Gatekeepers Roller Derby

Description (Brief):

Shorts worn by Arthur Chastains III as "Arty Panimal" of the St. Louis Gatekeepers Roller Derby with the 'Raiders of the Park' jersey. The Gatekeepers were founded in 2009 by two male flat track derby referees who wanted to participate in roller derby beyond being referees. There are now five teams in the men's division, Chastains competed on the 'B' team of the national travel team, the 'Bee Keepers' and on the local team, 'Raiders of Forest Park.'

Description (Brief)

Modern roller derby began in 2001 after four teams were formed and founded under the Bad Girls Good Women Productions name. In 2002, the Texas Rollergirls were formed from 65 members of the first BGGW teams after a disagreement over management practices caused a permanent split. Moore was a co-founder of the Women's Flat Track Association which helped define modern roller derby. BGGW took the remaining 15 skaters and became the TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls forming a banked track league. The flat track derby uses a not-for-profit organizational model with skaters running the leagues and using their own money to buy rink time, produce tournaments, print programs and putting any money earned back into the organization.

User: Chastain III, Arthur

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: Roller DerbyLevel Of Sport: AmateurWeb Subject: Men


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0037.09Accession Number: 2018.0037Catalog Number: 2018.0037.09

Object Name: shorts, roller derbyroller derby shorts

Physical Description: fabric, nylon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 21 in x 12 in; 53.34 cm x 30.48 cm


Record Id: nmah_1879063

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