96.3 The Blaze is proud to be the sole media sponsor of Missoula's Hellgate Rollergirls! We have been enjoying bouts and supporting this kick ass league since their inception, so we are really excited to make the partnership official.

Now that the girls have a media sponsor, they need a new photographer. Very sadly, their long time photographer Athena has to step down this year. And those are some big skates to fill, Athena does amazing work, as you can tell by picking up any edition of the HGRG calendar.

In a statement from the girls:

The Hellgate Rollergirls want to send out a huge THANK YOU and FAREWELL to our league photographer of 9 years, Athena with Athena Photography. We are so grateful to have had such an incredibly talented and accomplished photographer over the years that has provided us with calendars, bout photos, team photos and much, much more. Without her volunteered hard work and dedication over the years, we could not have accomplished what we have in our fundraising efforts. Athena has the rare ability to make everything exciting and fun whether it be setting up lights, rubbing letters onto walls, wrapping people in sheets or fixing faces, there is never a dull moment or a shoot without a ton of laughter. She really is one in a million! Athena will be truly missed and we certainly hope that all of you, one day, will have the chance to meet or pose for her. If you are no good at posing, don't worry... she has your back and will make you beautiful! Good luck with your future adventures, Athena! HGRG loves you!


Prefondame, Athena and Montucky Lucky