Oly Rollers Talk Derby at GirlFest
The Oly Rollers packed up our wheels and headed north to Seattle's Quest Event Center on August 28, 2010 to attend GirlFest
2010. GirlFest is an awesome event put on by the Girl Scouts of America.
The goal of GirlFest is to celebrate everything cool about being a girl. Allowing girls to see all the potential oopportunies
in life from careers to sports to fun, GirlFest allows girls and their families participate in hundreds of hands-on
activities, try new things, and learn about resources and opportunities in our community--including Roller Derby! The Oly Rollers
had an absolute blast at this event teaching the girls and their families about derby.
Check out a few of the photos from the event here
Oly Rollers Get Support from our Community Leaders
Mayor Doug Mah
was the guest of honor at the Oly Rollers Cosa Nostra Donnas vs. Mad Rollin' Dolls' Dairyland
Dolls bout. It was awesome to have the Mayor of Olympia and his family cheer us on to victory! The Oly Rollers
really appreciate the Mayor's support of the Oly Rollers and of women in sports.
Left: Mayor Doug Mah and his wife with Oly Roller Punchin' Judy
(Photo by Joe Schwartz)
Prior to attending his first roller derby bout, Mayor Mah told
the Olympia City Council how excited he was to support his hometown derby team. To watch,
Hint: Jump to the 01:11:00 mark.
Oly Rollers honored on the floor of the Washington State Senate
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the Oly Rollers were honored for their accomplishments
on the floor of the Washington State Senate by 36th District Senator Jeanne Kohl-Welles
in conjunction with National Girls & Women in Sports Day and Senate Resolution 8715. The Senator
congratulated Oly on winning the 2009 WFTDA Championship and on having an undefeated 2009 season. Oly would like to thank Washington State Senators Kohl-Welles, Jacobsen, Kline, Keiser, Stevens, Kauffman,
Franklin, Fraser, Prentice, Tom, Gordon, Regala, Fairley, Parlette, Brandland, Roach, King, Carrell,
Schoesler, and Pflug for this honor.
To read the text of Senate Resoultion 8715
which honors and recognizes the Oly Rollers (on page 2), click here.
To watch the Oly Rollers be honored by the President of the
Washington State Senate, click here. Hint: Jump to the 00:21:00 mark.
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