There is a memorial put together every year to honor our fallen Roller Derby sisters and brothers. A special thank you goes out to “Oscar The Roach” of Bakersfield Roller Girls and JRD, who has the painstaking task of compiling the list. Although I don’t personally know any of the skaters who passed away in 2010 and 2011, roller derby is a family and as such we all feel the pain when we lose one of our own. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who we lost all too soon.
With much love and respect, here are the memorials for 2010 and 2011:
Following, a message from Oscar:
Hello derby sisters and brothers..
It’s that time, the final jam, where we honor and pay our respects to our fallen derby sisters & brothers..
5on5 will publish a memorial on their December/Winter 2012 issue..
Every year I hope and pray that this list will be empty..
Every year I hope and pray that this task will be less painfull..
But this year, in Bakersfield, California
we lost a friend, coach and skater.
I worked side by side with her with our JRs…
and yes there are tears running down my face.
If you know of any derby sisters or brothers that have passed away.
please contact me directly at:
1- one or two high res photos.
2- derby name & #.
3- real name.
4- list of leagues w/dates.
5- DOB & date of loss
thank you everyone
many huggz and prayers and love to all of you..
oscar the roach
HR bakersfield roller girls
HR bakersfield junior roller derby