Think Colorado is a pretty cool place? Well, it's about to get even cooler as the Peninsula Roller Girls travel team, Slam Andreas, travels to Greeley, CO for the 2nd Annual Brandies Tournament on May 6th and 7th, hosted by the Slaughterhouse Derby Girls. We will be playing West Texas Roller Derby on Saturday at 3 PM, Slaughterhouse Derby Girls on Saturday at 6:30 PM, and Castle Rock 'n' Rollers on Sunday at 12 PM on the aptly named "Kill Floor".
According to WFTDA, Castle Rock is ranked 310, West Texas and Slaughterhouse sit right next to each other at 280 and 279 respectively, and, after an impressive jump of 36 places, PRG sits at our all time highest ranking, 238. This rise in the rankings comes after three seasons of hard work as a WFTDA member league under the careful guidance of Coach Brigid Fitch. In other words: we've been stepping our game way, way up.
This will be Slam Andreas' second tournament of the 2017 season, following the Dustbowl Invitational in Bakersfield, California, where we skated against Central Coast Roller Derby, ranked 267, and Charlotte Roller Girls, ranked 163.
Following the Dustbowl, Slam Andreas has identified key areas of improvement and have been working hard with Coach Fitch to grow as a team. We're ready to bring the pain. And have fun, too, of course. But also, kick ass.
To help raise funds for the trip, PRG is selling a t-shirt/tank top, available here. The shirt features beautiful artwork by Slam Andreas skater Betty Gesserit. The phrase it bears, "Strength, Unity, Focus," comes directly from a mantra by skater Reapercussion, which Slam Andreas has adopted as perhaps the zen-est team cheer you've ever heard.
And we're not the only ones who think the shirt is awesome; CustomInk chose it as their Ink of the Week for the last week of April. The beauty can be yours for just $25, to have and to hold from approximately 3 weeks from now forward.
So whether it's buying the Booster shirt, hauling your butt over to Colorado to cheer us on, or simply sending words of encouragement via any of the social medias (or your mouth), we hope for and appreciate your continued support of PRG as we work our way to the metaphorical top! Go Slam Andreas!