I have so much to tell you about what’s going on at NRD it’s hard to know where to begin!
Did you know that next year we’re fielding 3 travel teams, including one that will follow Men’s Roller Derby Association (MRDA) rules? We’re also adding a women’s WFTDA team and our co-ed MADE travel team will be entering it’s 4th year and yes, our home teams will also continue playing next year. We always welcome new players to join us either by transferring or by completing our Essential Skills program, but we’re actively looking for travel team coaches. We offer conditioned and committed athletes, but WFTDA and MRDA are new to us and while we can train ourselves, we would love to have coaches with more WFTDA/MRDA experience and could always use help honing our MADE skills. More details, including how to apply, are on our Travel Teams page.
- Tonight we’ll be helping Mohawk Ryderz with their annual Biketoberfest canned food drive for Good Shepherd Alliance at Mahalo Cove, one of our generous Jammer-level sponsors, from 7pm until closing.
- Sunday, another Jammer-level sponsor, Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, is generously hosting a Silent Auction for us from 12-5pm at their Purcellville, VA distillery and tasting room. Come enjoy spirits from Catoctin Creek and bid on some fabulous items to help our non-profit league pay for practice space! We will be auctioning items created by artists who also happen to be league members, including paintings by Suzannah Ashley, a fused glass piece by WeirdGirl Designs, items from You Hung the Moon and Off the Hook, as well as gift certificates and items from other local businesses including The Best Rack Around, Bug Buddy Creations, Barrel Oak Winery, and many others.
- On October 23, two days before our October bout, we’ll be guest bartending from 6-10pm at Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern in Herndon! We’ll also be raffling off a few items and will be happy to talk derby!
- Get your tickets now for NRD’s Whip It Fundraiser at Alamo Drafthouse on November 3! Whip It is a great movie that inspired many of us to try roller derby. We’ll be introducing the screening and hosting an after-party at the Glass Half Full taproom. Proceeds will help our non-profit league pay for practice space.
We would love to see you at a bout or any of these events before the home team season is over with the 2014 League Championship on November 15! And if you’d like to join in the fun as a league member, there are so many ways to do so – more information is on our Join Us page!