On behalf of all of the Charlotte Roller Girls we would like to wish all of our friends, family, and fans a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow. We are all thankful every day for the support of our fans who allow us to achieve our goals year after year of being an active and positive community partner and spreading the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby throughout Charlotte and the neighboring regions. And of course, we are thankful for our supportive friends, family members, and significant others who tolerate the many hours of our lives we devote to the sport of roller derby.
We talked to a few of our skaters to get an idea of what they are thankful for this year. B Dazzler skater Hell Vetica Bold explains “I’m thankful for the wonderful friends I’ve made since moving to Charlotte and joining the league. I couldn’t ask for a better group of ladies to skate with, laugh with and do punch-crunches with!” She also adds, “Oh, and Pumpkin Spice lattes. I’m very thankful for those.”
Our newly minted member of the B Dazzlers, Total Lizaster, also offers her thanks to friends and family who feel the repercussions of her newly found addiction…ahem, we mean sport: “I am thankful for the support all of the lovely ladies in CLTRG have given me since I first started. I have immense gratitude for the strength and feedback given to me by fellow skaters that allowed me to meet my goal of passing assessments. I am grateful to be part of a team and a community as great as this one. I am also thankful for my friends and family who are understanding when I say “Sorry, I can’t… I’ve got derby!””
Many of our skaters have a lot to be thankful for this year. Longtime CLTRG member and fan favorite Margaret Snatch’Her offers her list of things to celebrate. She tells us, “I am thankful for my amazing family, meeting the love of my life, having the best friends and teammates a girl could ask for, a job that gives me the opportunity to do what I love, and the love, safety, and freedoms that I am afforded in this country.”
Charlotte Roller Girls President and All Stars member, Katch Her in the Rye, offers heartfelt thanks for her father. “In 2008, my father was fighting for his life in an ICU in Pittsburgh at Thanksgiving. I am thankful that he is a fighter and he is still with me and my family for Thanksgiving this year” she states.
We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday with their friends and family and lots of delicious food. If you would like to share with us what you are thankful for, feel free to post to our Facebook page or Twitter.