Ninjas, it’s widely known, are predisposed to loving similarly awesome groups of people. Hence, our love for the Lansing Derby Vixens.
These kick-ass women (yeah, we said it) are major do-gooders for #lovelansing. They regularly raise money for local nonprofits, they give of their time ALL the time to volunteer at events and they’re just all-around awesome people.
So when Lil Hitaly (we love derby names. We need more-awesome ninja names, but we digress …) contacted us wanting to do a guest ninja mission as a way to thank their amazing fans, we were thrilled.
In fact, if you hustle out to downtown Lansing right now, you just might find a pair of free tickets to their next home bout, this Saturday at the Lansing Center. We’ll let Lil Hitaly share the tale of the mission. There are lots of great hints in here:
The mission is complete. I put an envelope with tickets outside of our afterparty location. I could feel people watching me as I taped the envelope holding the goods to the door. So I did what any Vixen would do in a tight situation — I went into default barrel roll and high-tailed it outta there (leaving the tickets behind, of course).
Next, I roamed the streets of downtown Lansing. Where to put the second pair? The sidewalks were bustling with the late-lunch crowd. Should I place them outside Studio 109 (where many Vixens get their stylin’ ‘dos)? What about Decker’s Coffee, where at least two Vixens have been known to rendezvous for morning coffees? Then it hit me — one of our first sponsors, where we held our first meet-and-greet, our karaoke night and where a Vixen can get totally meta and enjoy a Vixen in the company of Vixens.
As I walked away from the second location, I overheard some Cooley students complaining about a rough class. I really hope they find those tickets. Roller derby has been known to pull more than one attorney back to sanity. 🙂
Great work, Lil Hitaly! Get out there, #lovelansing-ites, and see if you can get your hands on these pairs of free Derby Vixen tickets! And if you miss these, be a sport and support this terrific team by buying a pair for yourself.