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15, 2013 NEWS RELEASE
The National Roller Derby
Hall of Fame is proud to announce its 2013 NRD HOF Warriors' REUNION & Judy Sowinski Memorial OLDTIMERS' GAME on November
9 in Philadelphia in association with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY!!!! JOIN former SKATERS & FANS from all across the
country in PHILADELPHIA on Nov. 8 & 9 as we WELCOME former East Coast ROLLER GAMES SKATERS to a joyous REUNION!!!
On Saturday, November 9th, we will present, in association with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY... the JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL Old-Timers'
GAME featuring LEGENDS of Roller Derby, the BRIGHTEST STARS of today's Derby, plus the sport's NEWEST STARS, followed by a
PJRD league game on the banked track!!! See you there!!!!
Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
for 109.00 USD
October 27, 2013
MEET Roller Derby STARS in PHILADELPHIA in TWO WEEKS!!!!! Legendary
stars of the banked track, including Hall-of-Famers JUDY ARNOLD & 'Little RICHARD' BROWN, along with CINDY OGBIN, ARNOLD
'Skip' SCHOEN, TERRI TOLEDO, LYNNE CONGLETON, JEFF HART, BESSIE GONZALES, LYNNE ROMANELLO, LOUISE MARZIANI, BILLY EELS, LEONARD
ROBINSON, RICHARD PURDY, TONY TRUJILLO, DAVE MARTINEZ, LALI O', JANET ROVANG, JOEY VECCHIONNE, DON TOBIN plus JOHN 'Gootch'
GAUTIERI & MIZZ GEORGIA HASE will be there in addition to one or two SPECIAL SURPRISES!!! WILL YOU BE THERE???
JOIN US in PHILADELPHIA on Nov. 8 & 9!!!! Come see GREATS of the banked
track participate in the JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL OLDTIMERS' GAME, then see a PJRD game on the banked track!!!!
BELOW are the distinguished 2012 National Roller Derby Hall of Fame INDUCTEES honored
last year at our annual HOF CELEBRATION in Philadelphia in association with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY.
Roller Derby's Hall of Fame was created by the 'Roller Derby News'
in 1952 with the induction of its first two members, JOHNY ROSASCO & JOSEPHINE 'Ma' BOGASH. Over the next twenty-one years,
twenty-one superb athletes were admitted thru the doors of the illustrious Hall. After finding a permanent home at NYC's Madison
Square Garden in 1972, the
Hall of Fame closed
its doors when the original Roller Derby closed on December 8, 1973. After being granted permission by JERRY SELTZER, son
of the game's creator, LEO SELTZER, the NATIONAL ROLLER DERBY HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM was reopened by Executive Director
& Curator GARY POWERS at its new home in Brooklyn, NY on September 25, 2004, coinciding with the induction of ten new
members into the HOF. On August 13, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, we celebrated the 70th anniversary of Derby's first race at
the Chicago Coliseum (Aug. 13, 1935). In August, 2006, we celebrated our HOF Weekend in San Francisco, home of the legendary
BAY BOMBERS, by celebrating the career of the late, great ANN CALVELLO. Once again, the greatest stars of the banked
track sport mingled with fans from all over the country in a joyous celebration of all things 'Derby.' In October, 2007,
we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS' move East (from Hawaii) with a HOF CELEBRATION in Cherry
Hill, NJ. On Dec. 6, 2008, the NRD HOF in association with the OSDA (Old School Derby Association) welcomed back members
of the WARRIORS to another reunion during the OSDA Championship Weekend, presenting the FIRST EVER 'Roller Derby Pioneer'
award to 93-year-old Transcontinental star, HAZEL ROOP! Our ´Valentine to Los Angeles Roller Derby´ on FEB.
14, 2009 brought together many great stars of Southern California Derby!!!! O
n SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
in PHILADELPHIA, we brought TOGETHER former DELAWARE VALLEY ROLLER GAMES members (including members of the legendary Philadelphia
WARRIORS) with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY as we HONORED the GREATEST STARS in the HISTORY of ROLLER DERBY with the INDUCTION
of the 2010 Class of the NRD HOF!!!! We celebrated the newest class of the NRD HOF on November 9-10, 2012 in PHILADELPHIA
with an OLD-TIMERS' game featuring LEGENDARY STARS of the sport like Hall-of-Famer 'Little' RICHARD BROWN, CINDY OGBIN &
ARNOLD 'Skip' SCHOEN, plus TONY TRUJILLO, LALI O', RAY ROBLES, DAVE MARTINEZ & GINA VALLADARES!!! Also in attendance
were fans from all over the country along with Hall-of-Famers JUDY ARNOLD & LARRY LEWIS, former referee & Infield
Manager, JOHN 'Gootch' GAUTIERI, plus skaters PETE BOYD, TERRI TOLEDO, 'Skinny Minnie' GWEN MILLER, JEFF HART, SUE THOMAS
& MANY OTHERS!!!! JOIN US in PHILADELPHIA again this year on NOVEMBER 8 & 9 for our 2013 National Roller Derby
Hall of Fame WARRIORS' REUNION & OLDTIMERS' GAME with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY!!!! GET UPDATES BELOW!!!!
At our December,
2008 HOF celebration in Philadelphia, former skaters (from left) CRYSTAL PRIOLEAU, (2004 HOF inductee) JUDY SOWINSKI, JIM
TROTTER, DRU SCOTT, (2004 HOF inductee) JUDY ARNOLD, VINNIE GANDOLFO, (2005 HOF inductee) BUDDY ATKINSON, Jr., (2007 HOF inductee)
RICHARD BROWN, JEFF HART & RICHARD PURDY celebrate Transcontinental Roller Derby 'Pioneer Award' winner, (2010 HOF inductee)
HAZEL ROOP (front row right in purple), next to NRD HOF & Museum Executive Director & Curator, GARY POWERS.
JOIN US in PHILLY!!!
MISS THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME CELEBRATION!!!!!
PURCHASE a HOF PACKAGE to the RIGHT!!!
The NATIONAL ROLLER DERBY HALL OF FAME will host its
2013 WARRIORS' REUNION on November 8 & 9 in Philadelphia. The weekend's festivities, in association with PENN JERSEY
ROLLER DERBY, will WELCOME former SKATERS & FANS from the East Coast to CELEBRATE Roller Games East & the legendary
PHILADELPHIA WARRIORS FRANCHISE. Fans and skaters from all over the country are invited to join in the celebration.
On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 9 at the PJRD Warehouse (1801 W. Indiana Ave.), former skaters will compete in the Second-Annual
JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL Old-Timers' GAME on the banked track before the regularly scheduled PJRD game. Legendary stars
of the banked track sport, including Hall-of-Famers, along with current pros will compete with the newest stars of the game.
PURCHASE TICKETS to the RIGHT!!! For more information, sponsorship or press inquiries, e-mail the NRD HOF at RollerDerbyHOF@aol.com
or contact Gary Powers at (917) 586-5237. CONTINUE TO CHECK HERE for MORE UPDATES!!! Everyone is welcome and encouraged
to attend. No one will be turned away if they are unable to purchase tickets. The National Roller Derby Hall of
Fame & Museum celebrates the greatest names in the history of the sport while preserving its history. Established
in 1952, the NRD HOF was reopened in New York City in 2004. Penn Jersey Roller Derby is a co-ed league that skates both
flat track & banked track Roller Derby. JUDY SOWINSKI, the late great Roller Derby Hall-of-Famer, was Head Coach
of PJRD. The league is now coached by former Roller Games' skating star, ARNOLD 'Skip' SCHOEN. This
is the fifth time the HOF & PJRD has hosted a celebration together.
SEE YOU THERE!!!
TODAY!!!!! HOT OFF THE PRESSES!!!!!!
SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS by PRE-ORDERING
the brand new WARRIORS Roller Derby REUNION Program which features some of the most AMAZING COLOR PHOTOS you'll ever see from
the personal collection of SKATERS WHO WERE THERE!!! This is a beautiful 9" x 12" program, TWENTY super PAGES, professionally
created by the NRD HOF, with BEAUTIFUL COLOR PHOTOS & RARE black-and-white pictures that you will cherish forever!!!!
Also included is a TRIBUTE to three REMARKABLE athletes... the late, great JUDY SOWINSKI, plus RICHARD BROWN & ARNOLD
'Skip' SCHOEN... who have CARRIED THE RACE by bringing the best of the original Roller Derby to the dedicated athletes of
PENN JERSEY Roller Derby!!! SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS to CELEBRATE Roller Derby's history by ORDERING ONE TODAY!!! PRICE
includes shipping! And yes, we WILL ship to our friends outside the United States for a small shipping fee.
ORDER NOW using the Buy Now link on the bottom right
before we run out!!!!
To further support our efforts, also available
are the following 2012 NRD HOF souvenir T-Shirts:
Black Souvenir T-Shirt
GREATEST NAMES in the HISTORY of ROLLER DERBY
Red Warriors #62 T-Shirt
Hall of Famer JUDY SOWINSKI
Blue T-Bird #5 T-Shirt
Salute to Hall
of Famer JUDY SOWINSKI
Your choice of sizes in Medium, Large, X
Large and 2X Large
SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS to CELEBRATE Roller Derby's
history by placing an ORDER TODAY using the Buy Now links to the right! Prices include
shipping. SUPPLIES are LIMITED. SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE.
HOF Leader-of-the-Pack VIP Package
LEAD the PACK as a HOF VIP with a SPECIAL INVITATION to the 2013 HOF Kick-Off PARTY & TRAINING
SESSION on Friday evening, Nov. 8, 2013 in Philly attended by HOF members & skaters, plus special SURPRISE guests!!!
You'll receive the BRAND NEW 2013 NRD HOF 'Celebrating the WARRIORS' souvenir PROGRAM, along with a 2013 NRD HOF Warriors
t-shirt (YOU ORDER YOUR SIZE), plus EXTRAS!!! You'll also receive VIP SEATING to Saturday, Nov. 9th's Second Annual
Judy Sowinski Memorial OLD-TIMERS' game featuring the GREATEST NAMES in the history of the sport with Derby's newest stars
from PJRD, followed by the regular PJRD game with a celebratory reception to follow. ALL for $75 which SUPPORTS the
EFFORTS of the NATIONAL ROLLER DERBY HALL OF FAME. Purchase using Buy Now link below!!!
Score a Hall-of-Fame GRAND SLAM & SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS by receiving
a copy of the BRAND NEW 2013 NRD HOF 'Celebrating the WARRIORS' souvenir PROGRAM, plus a VIP ticket to Saturday,
Nov. 9th's Second Annual Judy Sowinski Memorial OLD-TIMERS' game featuring the GREATEST NAMES in the history of the sport
with Derby's newest stars from PJRD, followed by the regular PJRD game with a celebratory reception to follow. ALL for
$50. Purchase using Buy Now link below!!!
HOF 'All-Star' Package
STAR on our HOF All-Star TEAM by SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS by getting a VIP ticket to Saturday, Nov.
9th's Second Annual Judy Sowinski OLD-TIMERS' game featuring the GREATEST NAMES in the history of the sport with Derby's newest
stars from PJRD, followed by the regular PJRD game with a celebratory reception to follow. $25. Purchase using
Buy Now Link below!!!
2012 NRD HOF Souvenir
YEARBOOK - $20.00 (includes shipping)
2012 NRD HOF black
T-SHIRT celebrating ROLLER DERBY's GREATEST!!! - $35.00 (includes shipping)
2012 NRD HOF Red
Warriors #62 T-SHIRT salute to HOFer JUDY SOWINSKI - $45.00 (includes shipping)
2012 NRD HOF Blue
T-Bird #5 T-SHIRT salute to HOFer JUDY SOWINSKI - $45.00 (includes shipping)