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

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

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Jersey worn by Arthur Chastains III as "Arty Panimal" of the St. Louis Gatekeepers Roller Derby. The jersey is short sleeve, black nylon with a yellow decal of the 'Bee Keeper' logo on the front. The logo is a yellow jacket bee wearing skates and a roller derby helmet. ' 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.'
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
jersey, roller derby
roller derby jersey
user
Chastain III, Arthur
Physical Description
fabric, nylon (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 19 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 49.53 cm
ID Number
2018.0037.07
accession number
2018.0037
catalog number
2018.0037.07
subject
Roller Derby
Amateur
Men
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Sports & Leisure
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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