Happy Father’s Day!
Two Rivers Roller Derby would like to celebrate our father’s for supporting us on the track and in our lives. Thanks Dads for all that you do!
Happy Father’s Day!
“My father has supported me through my athletic endeavors all my life. But when I finally found the sport that I truly loved he saw how much roller derby meant to me and dedicated himself to being my biggest fan. He is now known as “Papa Queenie.” You can hear him cheering the loudest on the sidelines at all of our home games with his damn cowbell! He not only cheers me on but has made an effort to know each and every one of my teammates on the track and cheers every girl on.”
“My Dad has always been a huge supporter of all my athletic and endeavors, and I owe my love of contact sports to him. The best piece of advice my dad ever gave me was when I was 10 years old and in peewee field hockey. During warms ups, we would jog around the field and he told me ‘always push to be in the front of the line’. Since then I have made sure to always push myself to 100%, regardless if it’s warm ups, cool downs, or anywhere in between.”
“My dad, who I’ll dub “Dadtastrophe”, has been my biggest fan since my very first game in 2008. He’s always cheering for me and getting in trouble for coming into the bench area to dad-coach me. Though his version of coaching may be a joking comment like, ‘why did you let her hit you like that?’, or ‘stop being a wuss!’. It’s great to have the support of my dad even after all these years!!”
When I was about 5 or 6, and my older sister was about 6 or 7 (and my little sister wasn’t born yet), my dad signed us both up to play soccer. I’m not sure how that decision was reached, but needless to say, we weren’t part of it. I, in fact, was very much against it, but to soccer practice I went anyway. And kept going. I played soccer for 12 years, with my dad by my side, doing his best to help me be the best I could be. By signing me up to play soccer, he changed the course of my life, and the lives of my whole family. But that’s what Dads are for, right? Who could have known then that when I stepped onto a soccer field for the first time, I was taking my first step towards 10+ years of soccer, towards perpetually challenging myself, towards AP classes and a great college education, and eventually, towards Two Rivers Roller Derby? Thanks Dad, for making me do things I don’t want to do. You’re almost always right.”
Rainbow Bite Me:
“Papa Crump can’t come to my bouts because he lives on the west coast but I know he is with me in spirit cheering me on and sending me encouraging vibes!! He just happened to be visiting last year when we had our season home opener which was the same day as Father’s Day! I’m so happy he snapped this picture of us after the bout!”
“My dad is always with me when I’m skating, even if he can’t make it to a bout. My number, 58, was the number he used on his race car. I loved cheering him on at races as a kid. He just got his season pass, and is ready to cheer me on this season. Love you Dad!!”
Best wishes to all for a fantastic Father’s Day!
Hugs & Shoves,
Two Rivers Roller Derby