Because why not?
If we haven’t covered enough of what DCRG has in the works, listen up, we’ll recap! It’s a lotta fun stuff, we promise!
APRIL 13TH: DCRG bouts against the Richland County Regulators (check out those chicks!); event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/568122949878593/
APRIL 17TH: DCRG dine-in fundraiser at the J-Town Buffalo Wild Wings! You can find the link here or on FB to the vouchers that donate 10% of your bill to your favorite rollergirls :) Vouchers will be effective 11am til 10pm that day. SO COME EAT!
APRIL 28TH: We will be holding an info session for girls trying out and interested in boot camp. WANNA JOIN THE TEAM?! Then attend this session at 10am! Info in the link. (Aspiring refs and nso’s welcome too.)
Who loves food? Me, me, me!
Who loves helping the Derby City Roller Girls? Me, me, me!
If either or both of these apply to you too, please read on!
Where: BW3’s at 9134 Taylorsville Road
When: Wednesday, April 17th 11am-10pm
What: Bring in the voucher from the link below, and 10% of your pre-taxed food sales (minus alcohol) will go to DCRG. Just click the link and print off a voucher!
DCRG loves its volunteers! For our Volunteer of the Month for March, we would like to recognize two very important people…our program attendants, Ron and Kevin Holmes!
*Featured here with currently retired skater, Felicia Slay* ♥
Both of these guys really help contribute to the team and family environment we hope to create at our DCRG bouts. From the moment you step through the doors you are welcomed by the friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic energy of two of our biggest fans! These guys are indispensable to us, and are essential to helping our bouts run smoothly. So the next time you come to a bout, please say a big “Hello!” and “Thank you!” to your awesome greeters!
DCRG “ALL STARS” FEATURED SKATER OF THE MONTH ~
Shellnita Crutch #911
Her derby career began in 2009. Since that time, this current cover girl of this month’s poster has won many awards! Shellnita was voted Up & Coming 2010, (Fan Voted) Rollergirl of the Year 2012, (DCRG Voted) Best Jammer 2012, has been a 1x game MVP winner, and a 2x game MVJ winner. She is also a valuable member of our PR Committee, and Attendance & Policy Committee.
For the past two seasons, her versatility has continued to increase, and she is now just as comfortable blocking as she is jamming! We invite you to come see her mix it up…booty blocking, hitting, and hustling around the track…at our next bout, April 13th!
We have another March birthday roundup (there’s been so many!)
Auntie Virus #H1N1 (left), Glitterbug/Joy Moyes #500 (center), and Snarky McGee/Kyle Moyes (right)… HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU FABULOUS PEOPLE :)
We love you!
It’s funny how Ollie keeps trying to get a hold of my skates, I guess we need to get a pair for him soon lol, I’m feeling sore from some muscles that I never knew I could work with the skating. Awesome!
joining derby actually told me a lot about how size does matter. Some maneuvers can only be done to maximum level if you’re a certain size, and some things just come easier.
the point of this post was encouraging all body types to join in on our sport, because a lot of people are discouraged from joining by exactly your line of thinking, and thinking, “oh i’m too big/too small to join” or “i’ll never be able to do this because i’m 200 pounds/104 pounds/what have you” or “i’m not strong enough and never will be”, where that is not the case at all. what matters is your dedication to the sport, because there’s that saying you know, you get out derby what you put in to derby and that’s exactly how it goes.
you know how to perform something at “maximum level”? fucking practice. constantly, over and over ‘till you feel like giving up and that you’ll never get it, then getting back on the track and doing it again. it does not matter what size you are. ever.
and yeah, some skills are easier to learn at different sizes (i know for a fact because i had trouble learning how to cross-over fully at first because i’m 170sum pounds and have lovely thunderous thighs) but that does not negate that fact that doing anything, no matter how hard the skill, in derby is possible by anyone.
take phillysleazesteak from san fernando roller derby. she’s a big girl but she’s a fantastic jammer, pretty fucking amazing. or tinkerbelle (con’t remember the team she’s on, i think maybe one in texas?), she’s fucking incredible. i aspire to skate like she does.
and just as these girls are amazing at their size, so is terrorist of monterey bay roller derby. she’s tiny (all round tiny) but and incredible jammer and equally as incredible as a blocker.
so lemme repeat in short what i’ve said. it does not matter what size you are. ever. anything in derby is attainable for anyone.
/sorry, this has been a rant
whoops, meant to put this on this blog.