Rocktown Rollers's Fan Box

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Rocktown Cleans Up

Hey, fellas! It's been a crazy month or so. Let me catch you up.

The RCR's Poe's Punishers came up from RVA in March to play with us. It was a good bout, neck-and-neck on the scoreboard for a while, but RCR won in the end (133-98) with some excellent game play. Congratulations, ladies, but don't get too comfortable! Rocktown never sleeps. We had a great turn out. A portion of door proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels and the Gus Bus.

RTR ladies have been running — er, skating — food to cars at Sonic in Waynesboro to raise funds for the team. (Check out this photo gallery the Staunton News Leader put together.) Revenga d'Nerd has become Queen Carhop, delivering Cherry Limeade and making change. (Please remind her that her teammates need her and she doesn't have time for a second job.) It's been a successful venture. Thank you to everyone who's come out to support us!

In honor of Earth Week, RTR ladies (and gentlemen) participated in Blacks Run Clean-Up day this Saturday. The stream cuts through Harrisonburg and has been suffering from heavy pollution for decades. Our crew of 18 hit the stream bank with work gloves and orange trash bags. In addition to bottles and Styrofoam, we found a wet, lumpy Memory Foam mattress and a Port-A-Potty. Check out this bottle I salvaged from the stream bank. (No, that's not when I fell in. That happened later.)


The following day, we hosted The Dutchland Rollers from Lancaster, PA at Funky's. Even after a four-hour drive, these girls skated fast and played smart. Still, Rocktown won the bout 131-83. Courting Harlots played some fabulous covers (Yeah, Four Non-Blondes!) during the half-time show. A portion of the bout proceeds will go to Mercy House and a the Gus Bus.

Miss us already? You can catch up with us around the area at some upcoming local events.
You've got plenty of time to get pumped up about our next home bout. We'll be hosting the Charlottesville Derby Dames at Funky's on Sunday, May 22! Watch for more details.

For now, follow the advice of our Co-Captain Betty Crasher, "Train hard, SKATE FASTER!"