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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

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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)

 

 

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