Categorized | Local, Scene

“Who Are We? H! R! D!”

 

Humboldt Roller Derby:  Rocking and Rolling Into 2013

(VIDEO)

 

M. Cartier
for the Humboldt Sentinel

 

Humboldt Roller Derby is a unique part of our redwood
culture, and we are inviting you to be a part of it.

Roller Derby attracts thousands of fans to our bouts because it is unique, new, challenging and great fun to watch.  Humboldt Roller Derby has pledged to be a “positive, family-friendly, long term community institution and resource” and during our short history of five years, we have fulfilled that purpose with “athletics, empowerment, and community.”

Each year we hold five to seven local bouts that attract six to seven hundred people each time.  Our loyal fans are people whose commitment to Humboldt County is as great as the women competing on the floor.

Roller Derby is a full contact, all-woman sport that requires first-class quality skills, energy and commitment from it participants.  It is one of the few all-Female athletic activities played today.  Roller derby is one of the few sports that embraces all women regardless of body type.

Humboldt Roller Derby is part of a nation-wide roller derby organization the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association or WFTDA.  We have 2 adult teams:  the Widow Makers and the Redwood Rollers.  HRD also has a junior derby team, the Redwood Saplings, that provides an athletic outlet, strong role models and mentorship for young girls.

Humboldt Roller Derby’s teams uphold the highest standards of athletics to inspire and lead women proudly into the future.  This is a tough sport, definitely not for the faint-at-heart (visualize a couple of hard hits, a couple of hard falls, and a skater scrambling back up). 

We offer a unique opportunity for adolescent girls and women that promotes a can-do attitude,
challenging each players psyche as they overcome fear and develop skill while personal strength and empowerment builds.

Humboldt Roller Derby is committed to our community.  Our mission statement says we will “Build a stronger community and support other non-profits through the sport of roller derby.”

For every bout we donate a portion of our income to like-minded non-profit charities.  In 2012 we contributed over $8,500.  In the short lifetime of our league, we have given back over $50,000 to the community.

Humboldt Roller Derby is not just our skaters.  A huge army of faithful and hard working volunteers help make our league successful.  HRD is always seeking new skaters, volunteers, and Board of Directors to help keep the league running smoothly.

Your joining will help to support our team, and also the rest of the community.

Humboldt Roller Derby is asking you to join us to support of this unique sport through your sponsorship.  A variety of options are available for individuals and business sponsors.  Our bouts are held at Redwood Acres, receive local media coverage, and are one
of the special things about our small county.

We proudly display banners for our major sponsors and provide program books where your ad promote your business and show that you align yourself with our values “athletics, empowerment, and community”

Join us to become a visible part of the fantastic community that is Humboldt.  Join us to have your loyalty seen.  Join us to shape the future of our community!

Learn more about Humboldt roller derby at humboldtrollerderby.com or check us out on Facebook!

To join or for more information, please contact us at info@humboldtrollerderby.com

* * * * * * * * *

Awesome!

Thanks, Humboldt Roller Derby for everything you do for our community.  And for the equally awesome video with Joan Jett and the Blackhawks’ Bad Reputation, too!  …Way cool.

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

 

 

Leave a Reply

HumSentinel on Twitter

RSS Progressive Review

  • Jazz break
    Coleman Hawkins Quintet […]
  • Recovered history: The real Clinton story, 1981
    Stories the media forgot to tell you1981 Hillary Clinton writes Jim McDougal: "If Reagonomics works at all, Whitewater could become the Western Hemisphere's Mecca." Major drug trafficker Barry Seal, under pressure from the Louisiana cops, relocates his operations to Mena, Arkansas. Seal is importing as much as 1,000 pounds of cocaine a month f […]
  • Real economics: Jobs
    The decline in the official poverty rate last year from 15.0 percent to 14.5 percent is especially welcome because it follows a decade and a half of mostly rising or stagnant poverty rates. Before 2013, the official poverty rate fell only once since 2000. Still, at the current rate of progress — which was hampered in 2013 by slow job growth and austerity pol […]
  • What's happening
    Boston thinks about becoming a new Venice to deal with sea water rise […]
  • Postal Service spied on almost 50,000 packages last year
    Gawker - A New York Times report shows that the Postal Service monitored nearly 50,000 packages sent in the U.S. in 2013 through a program called "mail covers." The surveillance program, which allows law enforcement agencies to access mailing and return addresses—anything written on the outside of a package—before it is delivered, has been in place […]
  • Erik Prince blames leftists for the convictIon of his contractors
    Fortress America - Erik Prince, the diminutive Blackwater founder, knows why four of his ex-employees were just convicted of murdering Iraqi civilians with machine guns: the goddamn anti-war hippies.Prince—a " Christian crusader" who's taken to being a patriotic American in Abu Dhabi while dodging lawsuits—took time to answer some mild-mannere […]
  • Republicans don't create jobs
     According to Bureau of Labor Statistics data analyzed by California economist Steven Stoft, in the 75 years from Fiscal Year 1940 to Fiscal Year 2014, Democratic administrations have generated 74 Million jobs. Republican  administrations during that time have generated 35 million jobs. […]
  • Online travel booking sits rig prices by customer's history
    Travel Mole - Online [travel] booking sites, according to new research, says available prices can be dependent on past browser history and 'personalization.'A study by researchers at the Northeastern University said price discrimination, whereas price is customized to a specific user, and price steering, when the order of search results is customiz […]
  • Andrew Cuomo hates public education
    Valerie Strauss, Washington Post - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, has angered teachers, parents and education activists by telling the New York Daily News editorial board that he views the K-12 public education system as a “monopoly” and that teachers are opposed to be evaluated.According to this story in the Daily News, Cuomo sa […]
  • Hardly any sneak and peak warrants have been for terrorism cases
    Global Reseaarch -  Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates and granted law enforcement the power to conduct a search while delaying notice to the suspect of the search. Known as a “sneak and peek” warrant, law enforcement was adamant Section 213 was needed to protect against terrorism. But the latest government rep […]
  • Unverifiable touch screen voting machines causing problems again
    Brad Blog -  100% unverifiable touch-screen voting systems reportedly began flipping votes from Democratic to Republican in Texas, and from Republican to Democratic in Illinois, and then from "NO" to "YES" on an anti-choice measure in Tennessee. Now it's reportedly happening in Maryland. Again.  .... Whether these systems fail (as th […]
  • Entropy update: Last days of journalism
    The already dubious Daily Beast has outdone itself by introducing "sponsored content." The first one we caught was a story about car plants using solar panels sponsored by none other than Shell which included this message: "History has proven that visionary minds have the power to change the world. We believe that the power of our collective m […]
  • Word
    Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. - Franklin D. Roosevelt […]
  • Pocket paradigms
    In the post modern society -- one that supposedly rises above the false teachings of ideology -- we find ourselves with little to steer us save the opinions of whatever non-ideologue happens to be in power. Thus we may really only have progressed from the ideology of the many to the ideology of the one or, some might say, from democracy to authoritarianism. […]
  • Recovered history: The real Clinton story
    Things the media forgets to tell you about the Clintons and the state that made them.1980Bill Clinton loses re-election as governor. He will win two years later. Larry Nichols will tell the George Putman Show in 1998 that he had met with Clinton and Jackson Stephen's brother Witt and that Witt had told Clinton that the Stephens were ready to back him fo […]