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Let Them Eat Cake at the Skater 26 Premier

By day, SVRG’s very own Skater Tots is a specialty cake artist and owner of A Spoonful of Sugar. She created this delicious and delectable treat for the premier of “Skater 26” at the San Francisco IndieFest on February 10th at the Roxie Theater.

Skater 26 cake created by A Spoonful of Sugar

The documentary follows the day-in and day-out life of a B.ay A.rea D.erby Girl (B.A.D. All-Star Chantilly Mace #26). Watch the trailer by 13th Generation Productions, produced by Steve Romanko and directed by Turner Van Ryn.

The film emphasizes the enormous time commitment involved in participating in a legitimate sport like roller derby. As Tots notes, “derby isn’t just something you do by night to let out your alter ego.”

Remarkably, just four days before the premier, Tots had surgery to reset her ankle which had been broken in three places from a derby injury. With the help of derby friends (Teddy Wreck-Spin, Bitch Puddin’, Nur, Destyn, and Elizabeth), she created this edible masterpiece—a testimony to her dedication and love of the sport.

While Tots prepares for her comeback, she’s dreaming up even more cakes. When asked what flavor cake SVRG would be, she replied, “My teammates like any flavor of cake!”

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Silicon Valley Roller Girls at Hot San Jose Nights

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls are being featured at Hot San Jose Nights this July, so don’t miss out on all the crazy fun!

Hot San Jose Nights is a classic car event featuring an Autorama, Show-n-Shine, Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Cruises, Prom, Drive-In Movies, and many more happenings from Wednesday, July 6th through Sunday, July 10th.  There’s an incredible amount of activities available for the entire family, making it one of the summer’s do-not-miss events!

Catch SVRG during the following HSJN festivities:

  • Mon. July 4th at 10am – Red, White, and Blue Parade downtown San Jose!
  • Fri. July 8th at 5:45pm – The Cruise to the Drive-In leaves Santa Clara County Fairgrounds for a showing of American Graffiti and Grease, as well as music by The Hot Rods Band!
  • Sat. July 9th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm
  • Sun. July 10th – SVRG Junior Derby Bout at 12noon and SVRG’s Adults at 4pm

Get your one-day passes for only $10 which includes admission to all HSJN festivities for Saturday and/or Sunday, including our exhibition bouts!  Tickets are available from your local derby girls but they’ll be gone in no time! Email PR@svrollergirls.com to find out when and where you can pick yours up!

For complete ticketing information and passes to attend all of the exciting activities all week long, go to Hot San Jose Night’s website.

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Featured Charity: Career Closet

Career Closet is our featured charity and will be accepting donations at our April 2nd bout! If you have clothing, accessories, or handbags that you would like to donate, please bring them with you and drop them off at their booth! You can also stop by to learn more about Career Closet’s programs and locations. A portion of the proceeds from the bout will also go to Career Closet!

Career Closet is a nonprofit organization that lends a hand to women wanting to get back into the work force. Whatever challenges they face—poverty, being a single mother, or lacking experience—Career Closet helps set them on their way to landing a job they can be proud of. The first step to a good career is confidence, and yes, it may sound silly but appropriate work attire is part of that confidence. Women come to Career Closet for personal consultations and access to affordable clothing to create the perfect working wardrobe.

In April and June, SVRG will be volunteering at several Career Closet events. You will find SVRG skaters working the April 9th Closet Sale, assisting shoppers in finding the perfect fits. SVRG will also be participating in wardrobe consultations, helping women find styles that are both professional and fashionable. Everyone knows a roller girl has impeccable taste!

Here’s how you can help:

1) Cash donations are always welcome. Cash can be used to purchase clothing and expand the program operations, allowing Career Closet to serve more women.
2) Do you have some gently-used clothing that just doesn’t fit anymore? Donate it! Items that are new or lightly used are always appreciated.
3) Volunteer! Every women likes to hear the words, “You look fabulous!” Spend an evening helping clients pick out clothing, and encouraging them to feel confident about themselves. It’s amazing what a new outfit and a little encouragement can do for someone.

For more info on Career Closet or to get involved visit their website.

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Blue Rock BBQ Fundraiser on February 17th

Print this flyer and bring it in to Blue Rock BBQ on Thursday, February 17th, and SVRG will receive 20% of the proceeds of your awesome BBQ meal! Help us to travel all over the US for games and tournaments, pay for new uniforms, and continue to provide the best roller derby entertainment in the Silicon Valley!

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STRIKE!

Happy Holiday Helpers: Goose, Diggler and Smash

Happy Holiday Helpers: Goose, Diggler, and Smash

The Silicon Valley Roller Girls spent a very special Thanksgiving with West Valley Community Services at Bowlmor Lanes in Cupertino, ensuring that many area low-income families had a day worthy of being thankful for.

Satan’s Kitten, Stevie Knickers, and Absolutely Scabulous served a beautiful Thanksgiving lunch (on roller skates of course!) alongside other Silicon Valley notables, including United Way CEO Carole Leigh Hutton, Assemblyman Paul Fong, Cupertino Mayor Kris Wang and Saratoga Councilwoman Jill Hunter.

Diggler dishes out dessert.

Diggler dishes out dessert.

Smash N’ Burn, Mongoose, Latin Crippler, Lindsay Lohanded, Catherine Beata Bones, and Cannonball Iztik worked the food line and refilled drinks, while Donna Diggler cheered families on at the bowling lanes, and Postal Servix and Beth Sentence handed out SVRG giveaways to children.

The girls were welcomed with open arms and were provided a bowling pin to sign, which will be displayed in Bowlmor’s special case alongside pins from Jason Biggs and other celebrities. They also hosted a ‘Plank-Off Against a Derby Girl’ exercise challenge against Skooter Ov’r where children vied for a chance to take home one of four frozen turkey dinners for their families!

Bowling pin autographed by SVRG

Bowling pin autographed by SVRG

West Valley Community Services is a private nonprofit agency that provides basic needs, family services, and housing assistance in Cupertino and other West Valley communities, such as Monte Sereno, Saratoga, Los Gatos, West San Jose and the unincorporated mountain region. In 2010 thus far, SVRG has completed over 550 community service hours, and looks forward to working with WVCS again soon.

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The Silicon Valley Roller Girls make for awesome guides

I didn’t want to use the term “escort” in the title and give anyone the wrong impression. This weekend a crew of our Hard Drivers helped guide chefs who were participating in the NACUFS National Conference through the downtown area. Raci Nikkers, Latin Crippler, Krashonista, Kat von Meow, Avida Sane, and Stevie Nickers helped the league raise some much needed funds, and apparently had some fun while doing it. Thank you, ladies!

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SVRG enjoys a night out with the San Jose Wolves

Puddin', Kitten, the San Jose Wolf, Dollface, and Babydoll were out to cheer on the Wolves.

Thanks to our new friend Ray, some of SVRG’s skaters and affiliates enjoyed a night out watching our local arena football team, the San Jose Wolves, this past Saturday. Those in attendance said it was a fun and interesting night, and we are very grateful to Ray for the opportunity to take in a game. Hey San Jose, there are more sports than just the Sharks to keep you entertained! 🙂

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