The Reservoir Dolls are going to the JRDA Nationals! Help the team travel from Lane County, Oregon to Lincoln, Nebraska!
Via their GoFundMe:
Our Junior Roller Derby Team, the Reservoir Dolls, has just been invited to participate in the JRDA Nationals for the first time! Coming from Lane County, Oregon, this is a tremendous honor for our Junior skaters and they are very excited to represent our county as they travel to Lincoln, Nebraska this summer.
For more information on the JRDA Nationals, please see the following link.
We are also excited to announce that 5 members of our Team have made it into the JUNIOR OLYMPICS for Roller Derby’s inaugural year! Psychotic Angel (Alexia Vinje), Deathwish (Maggie Coombs), Jubert (Rochelle Jubert), Bashful Babe (Felicity Farrell) and Mowder (Danielle Mowder). As the first year that roller derby will be a part of the Junior Olympics, it is especially exciting that so many of our local skaters were invited to participate. For more information on the Junior Olympic Games, please see the link.
These two competitions are being held this July 9-13th in Nebraska. We are needing our community’s help in getting there! The cost is significant and many of the children on our team may only be able to make it to the competition with community assistance. We are needing help with Air travel, hotels, food and van rental for our whole team and several chaperones.
Thank you for any donation you are able to make! Our team thanks you!!
Anthony Gulino writes, "Los Anarchists Junior Derby is a nonprofit that takes a DIY approach to teaching roller derby to kids. It runs programs for all levels from the youngest, newest skaters to the highest level of competitive junior derby at its dedicated facility, Anarchy Hall, in Sun Valley, CA. Los Anarchists' travel team is […]
Not just a place where people mistakenly believe the US Constitution provides free land to cattle ranchers, Oregon is also home to Eugene’s Emerald City Roller Derby. Once a year ECRG hosts a tournament mysteriously named The Big O. The best derby competitors from around the world fly to Eugene for this tournament. Very few […]
Trump’s travel restrictions are ruining the 2017 International Women’s Flat Track Derby Association’s season. Many players hold citizenship in one of the banned countries, and their teams simply won’t play without them. Seems roller derby, if not the United States, is about inclusion. Via Vice Sports: It all couldn’t come at a worse time for […]
Photography isn’t just about lighting and composition anymore, especially when you’re shooting with your smartphone. While a wealth of expertise can absolutely help you grab better images, sometimes it’s just about having a great light or an amazing smoothing gimbal to instantly elevate your Instagram pics and other social videos from meh to standout. To […]
As the summer surges forward, grilling and evenings in the backyard may be the only serious outdoor excursions many of us take this season. Yet even with all of our current problems, there’s one group who doesn’t care a bit about COVID-19 and will still look to make any trip you make outside into an […]
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]