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Rough and tumble sport skates into the Tri-Valley

Original post made on Jun 30, 2011

What's got eight wheels and flies? Any of the 26 or so women now part of the area's newest professional sports team, the Golden State Roller Girls. Members include teachers, a veterinarian, a web designer and a cosmetologist, to name a few; many, if not most, are mothers.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 30, 2011, 7:57 AM

Comments (20)

Posted by Lorraine V., a resident of Dublin
on Jun 30, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Thank you Glenn for coming out to learn about us and sharing our story with the community.

We are the Golden State Roller Girls! I love my teammates and what we stand for. Positive, patient and determined to improve ourselves in every practice. We encourage,empower and motivate one another to do our very best. We are a team of women who rock and are willing to do whatever it takes to reach our goals in a positive way! We love Roller Derby, we love our families,friends and sponsors who support us, and we love our community. Does it get any better than that?


Posted by Kristy Blackstock, a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

Thank you Glenn for your support and getting the word out about our team!
We are an awesome group of women who have come together to form such a positive, encouraging and healthy activity.
I love roller derby and what it's done for me and my family! I can't wait for the community to learn more about us!


Posted by Kim L., a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm

I love being part of the Golden State Roller Girls team! I feel like I have a place to go where I can be myself, get away from the drama of life, and just skate! The support I get from my team keeps me going each day!


Posted by Sonia , a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm

I have known this team for 1 week and am blown away by the spirit and heart that goes into every practice and every flier that is posted, this is hands down the best thing I have ever been a part of!I am so grateful to have found the GSRG :)


Posted by Serena, a resident of Castlewood
on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!!

These women work hard, they are drama free and they are helping our community in several different ways!


Posted by K.T, a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:58 pm

I LOVE MY SISTERS, GO GSRG!



Posted by GSRG, a resident of Dublin
on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm

THANK YOU GLEN, FOR AN AWESOME ARTICLE!!!!


Posted by Mac, a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:15 pm

THE FIRST FLAT TRACK ROLLER DERBY TEAM TO REPRESENT THE TRI VALLEY, THE GOLDEN STATE ROLLER GIRLS!


Posted by Shay, a resident of Downtown
on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I have been skating with this team for 6wks now and I am so hooked that I dread missing any practices or outside events. I really enjoy that we all work well together. We have local sponsors who support us, and we are working toward our non-profit status. We have many different skill levels, but we all help and support each other. We also have outside support from local teams and we are lucky to get help from people like Pia Mess 24/7! I love my team, and I consider all of them my second family. I would not trade this experience for the world.

I LOVE GSRG


Posted by Screw-IT #925, a resident of Dublin
on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Thank you Glen for posting about our team in so many articles, this is really awesome!


If anyone is interested in Sponsoring us, Joining us, Volunteering for us, Refereeing for us, or you just want to attend one of our local events please email us at GoldenStateRollerGirls@Gmail.com You can also visit us on our face book page. Our web site is currently being updated so it is temporarily down but if you send an email we will get right back to you and our web should be back up soon!

Thank You,

♥GOLDEN STATE ROLLER GIRLS!


Posted by Dan, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I am a huge FAN. I watch you girls on thursdays at the park. You guys work really hard and you are always nice to me.

Dan


Posted by Star, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:21 pm

We are so happy to be the first flat track roller derby team in the tri valley. We are working really hard to make our community proud and we appreciate all of the support we have gotten this far. We will be hitting the next derby season hard but right now we are scrimmaging with other teams and getting ready. We welcome new skaters, so if you are interested you should give it a try. I did and i love it. I am getting in shape and feeling good. I hope to see you on the track.




Posted by Cherrie, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Jun 30, 2011 at 6:10 pm

This group of women really inspire me. They work so hard, and they put their heart and soul into this league. I am cheering you on, GO GOLDEN STATE!


Posted by Rhonda, a resident of Foothill Place
on Jun 30, 2011 at 6:15 pm

When I read this article I thought of my daughter, but I think I am going to have to check it out too. Thank you, I will be sending an email tonight.


Posted by Joe, a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 6:23 pm

You know you have my support! Just keep doing the right thing, and stay focused on the goal!


Posted by T-Brat, a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Golden State Fan


Posted by De, a resident of another community
on Jun 30, 2011 at 7:54 pm

I have worked with the Golden State Roller Girls, and I know these women are on their way. They are doing everything the way a new team should. Flying G' is not only a good person but she is a great coach and if she ever wants help, she can call on me or my team and we will be there to help.

We Love our GSRG sisters!

PS. It is really sad to see another team using your article to get attention but don't worry GSRG not all teams behave this way.


Posted by Lynn, a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

I ♥ YOU GUYS, GO GSRG!!!!


Posted by GSRG, a resident of another community
on Jul 1, 2011 at 12:55 am

GOLDEN STATE ROLLER GIRLS ARE SCHEDULING THEIR 2012 SEASON NOW!! WHILE YOU ARE WAITING FOR US YOU CAN VISIT OUR FRIENDS SONOMA COUNTY, MENDO MAYHEM, AND THE UN-DEAD BETTYS! WE ARE ALSO DOING AN EVENT AT OUR SPONSORS "GALLGHERS PUB" IN DUBLIN ON AUGUST 5th, WITH A RAFFLE AND LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES! WETT WILLY WILL BE PERFORMING THAT NIGHT TOO! PLEASE COME HAVE FUN WITH US! WE ARE ALSO SCHEDULING AN EVENT WITH STAY TRUE TATTOO IN DUBLIN IN THE FUTURE AND THEY WILL BE DONATING ALL PROCEEDS TO OUR TEAM, WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON THE DATE!

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR TEAM PLEASE EMAIL US AT:

GOLDENSTATEROLLERGIRLS@GMAIL.COM

OR YOU CAN VISIT OUR FAN PAGE ON FACE BOOK, HERE IS THE LINK


Posted by Joe, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jul 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

How very fun! Did not know it even existed anymore. I will try to get over to Val Vista Park to watch the practices. You Go Girls!


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