Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Help Us Fight the Bout Against Cancer at Relay For Life!

Roller Derby girls are known for being on their skates all the time but on August 21st, San Diego Roller Derby will be rolling for 24 hours straight! We are tough on the track but when it comes to fighting cancer, we are ruthless!

Fran- mother of 2, survivor • Jeanie-wife and mother of 2. (Passed away 2008) • Roy- Father of 9 and Grandfather (1939-1995) • Krystal-mother of two (survivor) • Tracy-wife, mother of two and amazing sister and daughter • Diane - step-sister-in-law, leukemia.(Died 2007) • Cecelia - mother-in-law, lung cancer. (Died 2008) • Jean - foster mom, rare lymphoma (in remission) • Edyth-gradma, breast cancer survivor • CJ-grandpa, colon cancer (died 1986) • Diane (DiDi) – mom. (lost suddenly to cancer this past April) • Chuck- best uncle in the world (in treatment) Bart-friend and father of 3 (gone too soon) • Helen- Grandma • Randi-wife and mother of 2 (breast cancer survivor) • Ruth- Grandma • Grandma Edith • Chuck- daddy, prostate cancer( in remission) • Kathy- Lymphoma (in remission) • Shawn- Ovarian cancer (in remission) • Aunt Joan- breast cancer (in remission) • Ralph- TBirds skater..RIP • Josie- sister..RIP • Danny- TBirds skater...RIP • Terry- lung cancer (in treatment) • Theresa- sister (in remission) • Julia – best friend (in treatment) • Elden- grandpa • Roxanne - mother of 2 (survivor) • Bev - mother of 2 (survivor) • Margy – treatment • Peggy- wife and mother (in treatment) • Megan- mother of 1 (treatment) • Dave- father of 1 (in treatment) • Doug- survivor • Kathleen- Sister in law ,breast cancer (lost her battle) • Tim - brother in law, colon cancer (25 plus years later doing great) • Sherry – friend, had stage 4 breast cancer (survivor of 13 years) • Amanda- niece, lymphoma (remission) • Margaret-niece, ovarian cancer • Andrea- friends daughter (in treatment for leukemia) • Grandfather- prostate cancer (survived) • Bob - Father in Law - still battling cancer going on about 20 years now. (Given 6 months to live about 17 years ago) • Beth-Teacher and mother of 3 (treatment) • Abigail-little girl (survivor) • Linda-Friend (treatment) • Glenda-mother (survivor) • Wanda- mother and friend (survivor) • Stephanie-childhood friend (survivor) • Malta-grandfather (prostate cancer) Janice Holbrook - Mother of 3, Grandma of 2 (Passed 5/15/2006) Alexa Benson Deal - Loving Wife (Passed 7/28/2010) Daniel Asa Deal - Father of two, Vietnam Vet - Still Fighting! • David - father of 2, husband, son - (died from leukemia at 44 years young) • Edward - father of 1, husband of 62 years, grandfather (died from prostate cancer) • Tim - father of 3, husband, brother and son (died from brain cancer at 38) • Kirsten - mother of 3, wife, sister and daughter (died from adrenal carcinoma at 38) • Erika - mother of 3, wife, sister and dauther (died from breast cancer at 32) • Kathryn - mother of 3, grandmother of 6 (died from lung cancer) • Colin - father of 2, husband, brother and son (surviving with brain cancer) • Nancy - beloved daughter, wife, and sister • Dennis - father of 4 • Ruby - Mother of 3, Grandmother of 11 • June - Mother of 4, Grandmother of many • Howard - Father of 5, beloved grandfather • Danielle - Mother of 3, loving wife (survivor) • Denise - Mother of 3 (survivor) • Diane - Mother of 2 (survivor).

These loved ones are the reasons why San Diego Roller Derby (SDRD) has decided to join forces as a team in the Relay for Life event in San Diego this month. Our ladies will be working hard to raise money for cancer research by seeking donations or recruiting friends and family to participate in the relay alongside us as we Fight the Bout Against Cancer. We will lace up our skates at 9am on Saturday August 21st and roll on down to the Embarcadero for the Relay for Life event-derby style!

SDRD’ s Fight the Bout Against Cancer doesn’t stop at the Relay for Life event! We are taking it one step further and chopping off our hair during our August 21st bout against the Mission City Brawlin' Betties! SDRD’s own Lady Diesel, along with Ortega Chile and HR ruf n stuf will be letting Split Endz and Mr. Split Endz cut off their pony tails to donate to Locks of Love. Anyone willing to donate their hair at halftime will be given a free gift certificate for a designer salon cut and style so you don’t have to go around wearing a hat!

Fighting cancer is a team effort. By joining or donating to our team, you will be a part of a life-changing event that gives everyone in the community a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Please make a donation, or join our team and help us Fight the Bout Against Cancer!

Relay For Life of San Diego Downtown
Aug. 21-22, 2010 - Saturday, 9am & Sunday 9am
Embarcadero North - 831 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego - 92101

San Diego Starlettes vs Mission City Brawlin' Betties
Saturday, August 21st
Skateworld - 6907 Linda Vista Rd., San Diego - 92111
Doors open at 5pm. - Bout starts at 5:30pm
Buy tickets online here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Victory! But Keeping it short and Sweet.

On July 24, San Diego Roller Derby’s Starlettes beat the Battle Born Derby Demons with a final score of 197-26! This was the biggest blow-out in Starlettes history. Not because the BBDD from Reno, NV weren’t good, but because the Starlettes just keep getting better and better.

The Starlettes were happy to boast the debut of Bully Julie and Tutu Tuff. Bully Julie might be new to the Starlettes but she is no veteran to Roller Derby. She had played with the San Diego Derby Dolls for years before she decided to come over to SDRD. Tutu Tuff, however, may be new to the sport of Roller Derby but in her first ever bout she still managed to jam several times and score in the double digits. There will be plenty more Tutu to come!

The line-ups seemed to really work together and keep the opposing jammers back. The blockers were incredible. You could see the frustration on the Derby Demon’s faces as they failed to get through the pack. Ginger Snatch and Steamboat Lilly were just two of their standout players, but they were nothing against the likes of the Starlettes’ blockers. Lady Diesel, Brigg ‘em Down, Marcy Slayground and Ortega Chile were brilliant together, while Rumble Pie, Sweet Pain, Supersize’N and Bully Julie were unstoppable. By the second half, coach B. Stang mixed up the line-ups so the usual jammers Icepax, Wonder Whoop’em and Wicked Angel could do some blocking while some of the usual blockers could show off their jamming talents. Who knew these girls were so talented and versatile?

But, alas this news of the game must be kept short and sweet. Not because there isn’t an infinite amount of plays I would like to describe in detail here in this blog, but because there is no time for this. The Starlettes must get ready for what lies ahead. Most of the team is just barely recovering from Roller-Con, the yearly Roller Derby Convention in Las Vegas. But there is no time for them to recover because they must prepare to play Mission City Brawlin’ Betties on August 21. This will be a tough bout and they must be ready! Not to mention they will be participating in a 24 hour Relay for Life to raise money for Cancer research. This will take place the very same weekend, August 21-22 at the Embarcadero. Oh and of course there is the small fact that they might LOSE THE BELOVED SKATEWORLD! I have no time to write blogs, I have petitions to sign and letters to write to the mayor and San Diego City Council.

Thank you fans! Your support is amazing. This next bout is going to be a tough one which will be sure to please, so get your tickets now!