Here are a few pictures from the most recent volunteer day at the Generous Garden, featuring skaters from the Derby Dames and the Atom Bombs! (Be sure to support the garden at their upcoming fundraiser, the Feed Greenville 5k.)
Magik With Her Game Face (Photo Credit: Phil Lackey)
Hello derby world! We are bringing back the featured skater section of "Dame News." For this update, here are some more details about Magik!
What league(s) are you/have you been affiliated with? Started with URGE in July 2010, transferred to GDD February 2011.
How long have you been skating (derby)? 3 years
How did you discover roller derby? Hanging out with a local Motorcycle Club called Old Crap Riders (OCR) We attended a game after purchasing a skater sponsor, and decided, “I think I can do this.” To which they all replied in unison, “You better!!”
List your notable derby injuries: Bruised tail bone, derby also helped me discover a twisted L5 (lumbar vertebrae).
What do you do to get in to “derby mode”? Wake up in the morning. I am always in derby mode.
How do you pay the bills, feed your derby addiction? I am a customer
relations manager at Big O Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
Most notable derby accomplishment? 2011 Season - Greenville Derby
Dames Most Valuable Player.
Favorite food? Zaxby’s Chicken
Which skater inspires you most, and why? My derby mother is Poisonberry Shortcake. She coaches the Carolina Wreckingballs and
skates for the Richland County Regulators. She molded me into the
skater that I am today.
Favorite derby moment? When Mama Poison told me that I am her greatest legacy.
Any hidden talents off the track? Does Karaoke Diva count?
Any hobbies besides derby? There is time for hobbies other than
Favorite book? What ever I am currently reading, but I love the
Immortal Instruments series, and still have a soft spot for the Chronicles of Narnia (read all 7 of them about 3 times).
Favorite song that gets you pumped for derby? Anything 80s. I love a good power ballad.
What celebrity should totally do derby? Adam Levine, just because I
think that will give me a better chance of crossing paths with him.
Do you have Tattoos? A cross on my right side for the loss of my first love, and SK8 on my right foot. Tattoos for love.
What was your previous athletic background? Track and Field, with a little stint in cross country.
Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out? With a little
heart and a whole lot of determination, you can make it in derby. You are on the edge of greatness, reach out and take it. When in doubt….skate it out.
Favorite Derby Gear? 187 knee and elbow pads, sisu mouthguard.
List 3 things that you plan to accomplish in 2013? Eat, Sleep, Play
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