Monday, July 30, 2012

Meet HRD Mondays!

It's Monday! That means it's the time of the week for YOU to meet the many faces of HRD and learn a little about the skaters you want to cheer for in 2012!

This Monday, check out Beverly Kills and Sweet D-manda !

Name Beverly Kills
Number #90210
Team The Houston Roller Derby All-Stars
Position Jammer, blocker, team choreographer
Years Played I have successfully made it through 5 HRD seasons
Height 5' 6"
Occupation Bartender, trainer, entertainer
How did you get into derby? Carmen Geddit and I had heard about derby and thought it was such a cool idea. Somehow, Carmen found out about a practice that was taking place to organize a Houston league, so me, Carmen, and Chewcifer went to out first practice and the rest, as they say, is history.
Likes Positivity, randomness, drums, candy, theatre, music, art, black-ink pens, dogs, parkour, handstands, dancing, cackling, metaphysics, pterodactyl screeching, skating instead of driving, and derby love!
Dislikes Mayo....gross. Cats with a grudge, hangnails, pretension, close-mindedness, and not being sponsored to skate by a millionaire that owns a company making adorable stuff animal puppies!
Favorite thing about derby I believe in being a part of a movement that motivates women to feel good about themselves and create a sisterhood that's based on healthy competition to foster a good example for future derby generations to come! So...on that note, I guess you could say that I really, really like being a part of the message that derby promotes and continues to support!
Fun Facts I was in the circus once.....swam with whales, have been unexpectedly caught in a demonstration in Paris, have a attended a mass lead by the Pope (when in Rome!), got to climb the Mayan ruins and swim in a cenote- before they banned access to the public, and I got the chance, one Halloween, to play the theremin!

Name Sweet D-manda aka dirt bebe -or- D-
Number 9/10
Team The Valkyries
Position Blocker (eventually transforming into a step-crazy jammer)
Years Played 2 years (HRD rookie)
Height 5'4"
Occupation Former Entomologist, professional dreamer, world traveler
How did you get into derby? My friend Donkey Punch introduced me to the sport. When I was relocating, I decided that wherever I decided to ultimately move - they had to have a roller derby league.
How did you pick your derby name? I've got several layers to me. Also, I love It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Likes travel, food, sunshine, laughing, hiking, maple syrup, live music
Dislikes negativity, being on top of a mountain during a lightning storm, and rattlesnakes - though I'm trying to make peace with the little beasts!
Favorite thing about derby The socks (Just kidding). I like meeting all the unique people, skating, and I like hearing my name being called out from the crowd.
Fun Facts Causing trouble is fun.

Tune in next Monday to see our next set of featured skaters for the week!

Thank you to all of our fans who came out to our bout Saturday, July 21!
The turnout was a HUGE success and we hope you enjoyed watching two amazingly played games. Congratulations Spindletop Rollergirls for taking home a 128 to 122 win against the Brawlers and to the Psych Ward Sirens for beating the Valkyries 229 to 110!

Join us for our sixth bout of the season August 18! It's the battle of the final seedings! Bayou City Bosses will be taking on The Valkyries and the Psych Ward Sirens will be up against The Brawlers. Come see who's going to make it to the Championship game! Tickets are available at our website, so go get them now!
Get Your August 18 Bout Tickets Right Now at Our Website!

Do YOU have what it takes to be a Houston Roller Derby girl? Come out and join us for our beginner boot camp on Tuesday, August 7! We'll teach you everything you need to know before tryouts in September - falls, stops, cross-overs, and more! Go sign up by buying your boot camp package at our website now!
Beginner Boot Camp (L1)
Cost- $100 Sessions length- 6 weeks
When- Tuesday Nights @ 7:30pm-9:30pm.
First Session will start at 7:00 to have time to fill out paperwork.
Where- Houston Indoor Sports- 221 Barren Springs Dr. Suite 15, Houston, TX 77090
All NEW skaters must go through Day 1 of beginner boot camp - skilled skaters could be promoted to Intermediate at their first class.
Get Your August 7 Beginner Boot Camp Package Right Now at Our Website!

♥ Houston Roller Derby ♥


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