By granitecityrollerderby, Dec 16 2016 03:17PM
Some of our ladies have been increasing their game experience and what better way to do this than mixed Charity Games?! These games are great as they are pretty relaxed, lots of fun and you get to meet more brilliant people in the derby community. It has also allowed our Fights and Hawks the chance to play on the same team together!
First up we had Glasgow Roller Derby’s game on the 3rd of December. There was no charge for this event, to play or to watch, instead they asked for donations to their chosen charities: SSPCA and The Community and Beyond Toy Bank. We thought this was fantastic and there was an amazing collection of toys and pet food by the end of the day.
Kami-Tazzy and Jamming Dodger (one of our newest Hawks) were on the Naughty List – Team Black and Un-Fairley and Whackhery Binx were on the Slay Belles – Team White.
“This was a fantastic event for worthy causes and as always extremely well run! From Refs with antlers and NSOs with elf costumes it definitely got me in the Christmas spirit. I got to play with and against some skaters that I hadn’t seen since my cherry popper and met some fantastic new people too!”
“I previously skated in the Shark fundraiser game in Glasgow and found it great fun so as soon as I saw this one, I was eager to sign up. When I found out that we were going to be donating to two great charities, that was the cherry on top. This game was great fun, such a lovely bunch of folks from the announcers to the NSO's, and they even put on some great halftime and end of game entertainment. It is always good skating with people you don't really know as there are no expectations so you really can have a lot of fun with it. I would thoroughly recommend putting your name forward in the future, it’s a great way to skate with some really experienced skaters and meet some new pals.”
Whackhery Binx #30
As you can tell we had a great day and Kami-Tazzy got Best Jammer and Un-Fairley received a Best Blocker certificate.
Next up was the Christmas Charity Brawl in aid of Re-Act Falkirk – Refugee Action Scotland. This was a double header with cubs and coed. Our Kami-Tazzy was once again repping GCRD in the coed game.
“An absolute awesome day where I got the chance to skate with and against friends from other leagues and also other antastic skaters. It was for charity, it was coed, the atmosphere was amazing, so much derby love. The cubs were also awesome, the future stars of derby. A big thank you to all that were involved that day!”
This was Kami-Tazzy’s first game in a while purely jamming from start to finish and it showed as she picked up another Best Jammer Certification to add to her collection!
We are looking forward to seeing which games pop up next year for worthy causes!