Spring has sprung and NOVA Roller Derby has some action packed roller derby bouts coming up, as well as some wonderful outdoor charity and community events in the spirit of our motto, “Skate hard. Give back.” We also have a different Charity of the Month at our bouts, which we collect donations for. We are always looking for new ways to have fun supporting our community.
Want to help us support a great cause and get some fun exercise in as well? On May 1st we will be participating in Sadie’s 5k Race to Benefit SmileTrain. This run is in memory of Sadie Ablard, who passed away in 2011 from a head injury sustained while learning to roller skate. SmileTrain is an organization that provides corrective surgery for children in developing countries born with cleft lip and cleft palate who are unable to afford surgery. The race begins at 7:00am at the Purcellville Train Station.
On May 7th, join us in Ashburn at one of our sponsors, Comic Logic, for Free Comic Book Day from noon until 4:00 pm. More information can be found online.
Itching for some exciting derby action? On May 14th, NOVA Roller Derby’s SuperNOVAs will take the track against the ladies of York City Derby Dames in our fourth bout of NRD’s 2016 WFTDA Home Season! Doors open at 3:30 pm, first whistle at 4:30 pm at Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles in Sterling, VA! Get your tickets at: Brown Paper Tickets (or from your favorite skater!) or $12 at the door. Kids 6 and under are free. Our charity of the month is Paxton Campus which helps children with special needs. They are asking for donations of small sand and pool toys.
Don’t miss the The 36th annual Herndon Festival. It’s a great time for the whole family! The festival kicks off on Thursday night with carnival rides, entertainment, food, drinks and fireworks. In addition, NOVA Roller Derby will be doing a special roller derby demo on opening night, June 2nd at 6:30 pm, right before the fireworks. Come get a free sneak peek at what modern roller derby is all about. The festival will continue all weekend with additional events including an arts and crafts festival, 5K and 10K races, and a children’s hands-on art area. NOVA Roller Derby will be helping as volunteers on Saturday, June 4th and we’ll also have a booth where you can learn more about what NOVA Roller Derby is all about and learn how you can get involved with our fantastic league.
NOVA Roller Derby would like to invite skaters from surrounding leagues to skate in our 4th annual summer Good vs. Evil Mixer on June 11th. This year’s theme is Super Roller Derby, featuring a women’s Good vs. Evil bout followed by a co-ed Heroes vs Villains bout. The event will take place at Michael and Son Sportsplex at Dulles in Sterling, VA, first whistle at 2:30pm. This will be a fun filled regional mixer of many leagues and skill levels. Registration cutoff is May 12th, so sign up soon! More information is available online.
We hope to see you at one or more of these fantastic events, and if you’re interested in becoming a part of this awesome league, please contact us. We are always looking for volunteers, referees, and new skaters.