Monday, December 5, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
San Diego Roller Derby is proud to work with The Princess Project Sparkle Plan for the AfterShock's very first home bout at Skateworld we are excited to do something different for our community. Every year, The Princess Project seeks and receives thousands of beautiful new or nearly new dresses and accessories in EXCELLENT condition from individual donors and corporate partners.
Hundreds of volunteers accept and organize these dresses and accessories to run an exciting giveaway event in the early spring for individual high school girls. Each year, hundreds of girls attend the dress giveaway to find that new prom dress and those perfect accessories to make their high school prom a reality. And it’s all FREE!Since 2002, The Princess Project has served over 15,000 girls through the dedication of more than 700 volunteers and the generous start-up support of Coro Northern California.
Please support San Diego Roller Derby and The Princess Project San Diego Sparkle Plan...go through your closet and find your old-but newly used prom dress and/or accessories so YOU can help make our first Men’s roller derby game a “Win” for the young ladies in our community.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
November 12th is the Rockettes last home game at Skateworld and we are proud to have Words Alive as our charity. Words Alive exists to inspire children, young adults and families to be passionate about reading in order to unlock their imagination and to be better prepared for the future.
Did you know that less than one-third of 13-year-olds read for pleasure? Words Alive is a dedicated team working hard every day to create and provide solutions to this very serious issue. They are advocates for reading.
They focus on underserved communities and at-risk youth. Sessions develop cognitive and verbal skills, instill a love of reading and books, and enhance self-esteem. They also allow young readers to understand their own personal experience and how it relates to a larger context. They demonstrate that reading can be a dynamic, magical, and fun part of life, and that a commitment to reading contributes to personal and professional success.
Words Alive was established in May 1999 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by founder Leslye Lyons, a voracious reader and professional book group facilitator. After scanning San Diego’s literacy landscape, she found that while there were numerous programs providing one-on-one literacy tutoring teaching functionally illiterate individuals how to read, there were few programs that demonstrated that reading could be fun and enjoyable.
Today, Words Alive serves more than 1,000 at-risk, undeserved, low-income children, teens and adults with its innovative, integrated programming approach. Our programs complement school curricula designed for children and youth who have become disengaged from school, are not learning in traditional school programs or do not meet public school performance guidelines. Programs also support parents and caregivers in their efforts to encourage a love of reading and books in their children.
Words Alive believes that reading is a fundamental skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. By going into classrooms, meeting parents, and working with book groups, they bring the written word to children and students who have not been exposed to or have lost interest in reading.
Donations: We invite you to consider making a tax-deductible gift in whatever amount you can afford. Each dollar you donate to our programs and services is an investment in the education and future of a child. Donations can be mailed to the following address:
Phone: (858) 274-WORDS (9673)
Fax: (858) 274-9675
Click here to e-mail Words Alive
5111 Santa Fe Street, Suite 219
San Diego, CA 92109
Friday, October 7, 2011
In support of our community San Diego Roller Derby's charity of the month is the MS Bike Bay to Bay (Rehab United Bike MS Team) on October 22nd during our game vs. the OC Roller Girls.
Visit http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/CASBikeEvents?px=10248488&pg=personal&fr_id=17111to support this great cause! Any amount helps!
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The evening began with a 30 minute bout with players from our men’s team, the Aftershocks, our B team, the Rockettes, and also included returning veteran skater, Sweet Pain. Both teams played as Black vs White featuring up and coming blockers such as Skaterbuilt, Bones Thugs and Disharmony and Bronze Vixen, and up and coming jammers, Iliac Attack, Soulrider and Tomikaze.
After the Black vs White game ended, the main teams skated onto the track for what would mark the second consecutive win for the Starlettes vs the Vendolls. It was a close, hard-hitting, action packed bout including, Marcy Slayground, Berle Scout and MVP of the night, Buns of Fury doing their best at blocking, together with the rest of the Starlettes blockers. The Vendoll’s players included many hard hitting ladies, like Vendetta Vixen and MVP of the night, Az Sassin. They most definitely posed a threat for the Starlettes, by playing a smart and strong game and building walls that seemed to be made out of bricks, literally.
Both teams put the best of their abilities and skills to work and fought hard but in the end, it was the Starlettes who took the win, with of close score of 147 Starlettes to 130 VenDolls. MVP jammer of the night went to Starlettes, Wonder Whoop’em and Vendolls Chronic Speed for getting through the pack with ferocity!
Our next bout will be taking place October 22nd, 2011 at Skateworld, the last standing roller rink in San Diego County. SDRD will be hosting another double header! This time around it’ll be against OCRG; Starlettes vs Wheel Housewives of OC and Rockettes vs. Pulp Friction. It’ll be the last game of the season for the Starlettes so please buy your tickets in support your favorite roller girl! For more event and ticket information, please visit www.sandiegorollerderby.com.
Photography by: George Medina (SoulCaptor)
Friday, July 8, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
On June 18th, the Starlettes played one of the most anticipated games in the history of
Roller Derby. Our guest this time around was the SDDD Hard Corps. It was a very exciting game, full of hip checks, jammers skating at the speed of light and most of all, lots of blocker on blocker action! The fans of roller ’s finest city came for a show and the teams sure did deliver.
The evening began with SDRD’s junior league, The Cadettes, who are coached by our very own Bully Julie and Coach B. Stang. All the Cadettes played skated to the very best of their abilities, but the most outstanding players this game were Booty Bumper and Rollin Angel. Their on skate skills bumped the evening to what would turn out to be a fast rolling night.
Shortly after the Cadettes thrilling game, the first whistle was blown by Rockettes’ Captain and sometimes Starlettes Ref, Nicci Two Skates. The Starlettes and Hard Corps began rolling on the track. The first line to go out was lead by as pivot, Em’ Down, Marcy Slayground and I.B. Rascal. The second line was lead by pivot, Robyn Ur Pride, Sugar Britches, Bully Julie and Buns of Fury. With two solid lines covering the first half of this bout, jammer’s, Wicked Angel, Dee Troit and Icepax (captain) zipped around the track to score points leaving the Hard Corps behind by a 30 point difference.
By the second half, Ortega Chile decided her line needed something sweet, and she added some Rumble Pie to it. Sugar was the last thing from Rumble’s mind as she came to the floor dolling out thundering hits instead. Snow Bunny on Wheelz came in as a jammer, giving Wicked Angel a chance to go on Robyn Ur Pride’s line, and show off her blocking skills. Rumor has it that the word in the crowd was that “Wicked Angel was killing the opposing team” and indeed she was!! The Starlettes fought hard for every single point, as the Hard Corps were not easy to defeat. However, they skated strong and played as a true team. With the rowdy fans pumping up the energy in the rink San Diego Roller Derby took the win Starlettes Dolls Hard Corps 77.
SDRD would like to thank the SDDD Hard Corps for coming out to Skateworld. It was an absolute pleasure playing with you ladies! A big thank you to all of our fans for your continued support, we love you!
Get ready for our upcoming double header, taking place at Skateworld. We’ve invited the Undead Betties and Hidden City Roller Girls to play against out Starlettes and Rockettes! This will be a super exciting event and you don’t want to miss it!! Purchase your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/145333 or from your favorite derby girl.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
As the first game whistle blew, the Rockettes attempted to stay strong with a wall upfront. did a good job of breaking up walls and keeping the pack fast with strong hits but none the less, this made the Rockettes work harder as a team and stick together using solid walls and hits which did not allow the Derby Divas to pass the Rockettes 35 point lead. Right before the first half of the game came to an end, the Rockettes Captian Nicci Two Skates is down with an ankle injury, which left her out for the rest of the game. The score was 90 -45.
When half time approached we were very proud to have our coach B. Stang and jam skate partner William Jackson back on the track entertaining the crowd with their infamous jumps, flips, and jam skate moves- their show always pleases our fans!
As the second half of the game started,the Rockettes seemed to be a little shaken having lost their Captian in the first half. used this to their advantage and with 9 minutes left in the game, they had come back to only be down by one point, the score was 110-109! with no other choice but to step up their game, ending in a 40 point victory! The final score was 177-137 .
We hope that you will come support SDRD in our upcoming fundraising event to raise money for our trip to Idaho, as we are participating in a tournament hosted by Treasure Valley . Our fundraiser will be held at the Malt Shop located on Midway Drive in the Sports Arena area on June 17th.
Don't miss our next bout against the SAN DIEGO DERBY DOLLS HARDCORPS! This is going to be the best game of the season; it will definitely be an on the edge of your chair,nail biting, derby mania!!!. You don't want to miss out. You can purchase your tickets online or through your favorite derby girl.
Monday, May 30, 2011
With extensive career counseling, the women find new, satisfying jobs; learn to budget, and are able to save 80 % of their income each month. The families may stay at TLC for up to one year and 85% of TLC residents move into independent housing after that time. It's not easy. The moms at TLC have tremendous courage. It is not easy to start all over. The Salvation Army loves and supports these moms and their children.
Nearly 1/4 of San Diego's homeless are mothers with children. Many have lost jobs or fled domestic abuse. Being homeless is a traumatic experience for anyone; just imagine what it is like for a child. The TLC program has been in operation since 1998 and continues to serve women and children in San Diego County.
The Haven Program is a long term residential treatment group home for pregnant and parenting teens and their babies. Here young women learn how to parent their infants while growing in personal, emotional, and spiritual strength. They learn structure and they thrive with their babies in this encouraging environment. Program activities and group sessions are conducted in a baby friendly atmosphere, where families, visitors, and guests are welcome. The Haven has two units with a total of 20 beds for pregnant and/or parenting teens and their children. The young women at the Haven are able to stay until they reach the age of 18, most of them have had a very distressing childhood and now for the first time they are able to thrive in a safe and comfortable environment. This Salvation Army program has been in operation since the 1930’s and continues to serve teenagers and their babies within the San Diego community.
Wish List Items:
Bath Towels and Wash Clothes
For more information about the Salvation Army's programs in San Diego County, please visit - http://www1.usw.salvationarmy.org/usw/www_usw_sdm.nsf
Saturday, May 14, 2011
5583 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego 92117
Sunday, May 8, 2011
It certainly was something else. As the program says, there are no penalties. There are rules of some kind, but what's the point? Anyway, there are three 15 minute periods, no timeout (except for injuries) and no refs. The jams last one minute and can't be called off. The jammer makes it through the pack and then she scores three points for every time she laps the other teams skaters. The place had a nice track for the bout and they certainly had a fair share of vocal fans.
The skaters can do anything they want, cut the track, use elbows or even take downs. This results in some fighting here and there. Then there are three or four guys in the middle who come over to separate them. The jammers and the blockers all started at the same whistle,and the track was about a third smaller than the WFTDA one.
It really wasn't my kind of show, overall. I like spectacles, but here it didn't quite feel as if there was a flow. The skaters did their best to entertain the crowd, for sure, it was just lacking either the all out sports entertainment aspect or a more athletic contest. These things can probably coexist within the same sport, but it's not been my experience to see it.
It was still a fun evening overall and I really enjoyed the company.
Friday, May 6, 2011
UPDATE: Nic has been found! San Diego Roller Derby would like to thank everyone in their efforts this week to bring Nic home. We are happy to be "whole" again. Please continue to pray and keep Nic and Amanda Hamilton in your thoughts as they get Nic the care he needs.
San Diego Audubon Society will also have a booth set up at the bout where you can get more information about how they are working to protect birds and other wildlife through education, while advocating for a cleaner, healthier environment. Pick up info on upcoming San Diego Audubon events and how you can get involved. All the action happens on Saturday, May21st. Tickets are $12 general admission and children 5 and under are FREE! Your ticket also gets you entry to the open skate session following the bout, so you can stay and skate afterward (skate rental is an extra $4). If that's not for you, then be sure to check out the after party where you can have a chance to hang out with all the derby gals at the High Dive.
If you want to learn more about the San Diego Audubon Society you can check out their website at www.sandiegoaudubon.org or like them on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sdaudubon
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
We played 4 30-minute in bouts against San Francisco Shevil Dead, Treasure Valley Rollergirls (Idaho), SS Rodeo (Canada), and Humboldt. Our final full-hour bout was against the Sac City Rollers, who won by just a few points. We landed 4th place in the tournament, and we are looking forward to a rematch aginst Sac City on April 16th! Congratulations to our very own Buns of Fury, who won MVP of the tournament!
Visit our Facebook page to see great pics from the tournament.