Its August SDRD fans! This means our season is more than half over, but we still have tons of exciting things to come. This month we not only have a double header on the 12th, when the Starlettes and the Aftershock take on the Bakersfield men and women, we also have a Cadettes bout that day. It is also time to let you all in on our philanthropic efforts for this month.
We have a very special event for our halftime show on the 12th. Locks of Love will be at the bout to accept donations of hair. These donations are made into wigs for children who have hair loss due to medical conditions. We have a few SDRD members donating and we encourage fans get in on the fun and donate also. Thos who are brave enough to take the snip will be treated to a new style by the wonderful hair artists of Millicent Salon in La Mesa. We might even auction the opportunity to cut an SDRD skater’s hair to the highest bidder!
This year is also the third year San Diego Roller Derby will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event. This 24 hour event is a walk at the Embarcadero. Teams are required to have at least one person walking the track at all times for 24 hours. This year the event kicks off on the 18th and SDRD skaters and staff will set up camp with the 67 other teams. It is a great day and night of camping in the middle of the city, sleeping and walking in shifts, laughter, and a way we have shown our strength as a team for the third year running (or walking as the case may be). If you are interested on particapating, contact relayforlife.org. Hope to see you at our August 12 bout held at San Diego’s last remaining roller rink, Skate World, located at 6907 Linda Vista Rd.