Celebrating the GREATEST NAMES
in ROLLER DERBY's History
Celebrating Roller Derby since 1952!
Reopened in 2004 with the blessing of the Seltzer Family.
14th NEWS RELEASE
The National Roller Derby Hall of
Fame is proud to announce its newest 2012 HOF inductees... LORETTA BEHRENS, DOLORES DOSS, MARGIE LASZLO, BOB LEWIS, LARRY
LEWIS, BOB SATTERFIELD and its first inductee into the new WRITERS' WING... FRANK DEFORD, author of the iconic book, FIVE
STRIDES ON THE BANKED TRACK: The Life and Times of the Roller Derby. CONGRATULATIONS to this year's honorees.
JOIN former SKATERS & FANS from all across the country in PHILADELPHIA on Nov. 9-10 as we CELEBRATE this year's
Hall-of-Fame INDUCTEES! On Saturday, November 10th, 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!!!!
November 5, 2012
The National Roller Derby Hall of Fame is PROUD to announce that
legendary jamming star & 2012 NRD HOF inductee, LARRY LEWIS, will be joining us in PHILADELPHIA on Nov. 9-10 at
our annual CELEBRATION!!!
Larry Lewis' phenomenal accomplishments on the banked track will be honored
by two other Hall-of-Famers & legendary stars of the sport, JUDY ARNOLD & 'Little RICHARD' BROWN. Also joining
us will be LEGENDARY jamming SUPERSTARS, 'Skinny Minnie' GWEN MILLER & Warrior scoring Mighty Mite, YVONNE RIGGINS, along
with two other LEGENDARY scoring stars... CINDY OGBIN & ARNOLD 'Skip' SCHOEN, plus LOIS DECKER & LYNNE CONGLETON &
JEFF HART & SUE THOMAS & MARTI ZINNI & WAYNE HARPER & CRYSTAL PRIOLEAU & BILLY EELS & CARRIE BRIGHTFUL
& RICHARD PURDY & DEBBIE DICKERSON & RHONDA HILL & West Coast banked track superstars, TONY TRUJILLO, RAY
ROBLES, DAVE MARTINEZ & GINA VALLADARES in addition to other GREAT STARS from the original Derby & Roller Games!!!
Refereeing the JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL OLD-TIMERS' GAME will be former Games star, TERRI TOELDO (who captained the Hawaiian
Warriors in '66), along with the DEAN OF REFEREES... DON LASTRA!!! SEE the NRD HOF Warrior ALL-STARS taking on the NRD
HOF L.A. T-Bird ALL-STARS battling for the JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL OLD-TIMERS' GAME championship TROPHY!!!!
JOIN US in PHILADELPHIA for our NRD HOF celebration on Nov. 9-10 in association with Penn Jersey Roller Derby.
Come see GREATS of the banked track participate in the JUDY SOWINSKI MEMORIAL OLDTIMERS' GAME, then see a PJRD game on the
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
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!!!! And JOIN US on November
9-10, 2012 in PHILADELPHIA as we induct the newest Class of the NRD HOF with an OLD-TIMERS' game featuring LEGENDARY STARS!!!
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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.
The National Roller Derby Hall of Fame is made possible
by the support of devoted fans everywhere, especially long-time friend and confidant, PHIL BERRIER, the input of Roller Derby
HOF members, plus the suggestions of many great stars of the banked track whose love for Roller Derby guides our efforts.
The reopening of the National Roller Derby Hall of Fame in 2004 was a result of the fundraising efforts of the Roller Derby Foundation which provides assistance to former skaters. We are constantly working to bring fans and skaters together thru Roller
Derby celebrations throughout the country. We are committed to preserving the history of the Roller Derby and to honoring
the accomplishments of its greatest stars. We make Roller Derby DVDs & memorabilia available to fans around the
world. Their generosity helps us celebrate Roller Derby thru the year. DVD listings can be found on the Roller
Derby Foundation website. Thanks for your support!
JOIN US in PHILLY!!!
PURCHASE a HOF PACKAGE to the RIGHT!!!
The NATIONAL ROLLER DERBY HALL OF FAME will host its 2012 Celebration on November
9 & 10 in Philadelphia. The weekend's festivities, in association with PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY, will honor the
newest 2012 inductees into Derby's Hall of Fame. Fans and skaters from all over the country are invited to join in the
celebration. On Saturday afternoon, Nov. 10 at the PJRD Warehouse (1801 W. Indiana Ave.), former skaters will compete
in the 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 fourth time the HOF & PJRD has hosted a celebration together.
SEE YOU THERE!!!
November 5, 2012
Now available the 2012 Roller Derby Hall of Fame Souvenir Yearbook including a
tribute to Judy Sowinski & seven new inductees to the HOF.
Here's YOUR OPPORTUNITY to SUPPORT OUR
EFFORTS by PRE-ORDERING the newest 2012 NRD HOF Souvenir YEARBOOK celebrating the 2012 and the HOF members, the GREATEST
NAMES in the HISTORY of the SPORT, plus a SUPER TRIBUTE to the late, great Hall-of-Famer, JUDY SOWINSKI, former women's
captain of the NEW YORK BOMBERS, LOS ANGELES T-BIRDS & EASTERN WARRIORS who would later coach PENN JERSEY ROLLER DERBY!!!
This is a beautiful 9" x 12" program, professionally created by the NRD HOF, with BEAUTIFUL COLOR PHOTOS &
RARE black-and-white pictures that you will cherish. In addition to the PROFILES of the newest HOF inductees, you'll also
see profiles of EVERY individual who has been inducted into the HOF, whether it be a skater, executive, referee or announcer
along with AMAZING HISTORY of the sport. 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 the price goes up or we run out!!!!
PLEASE NOTE: Your 2012 NRD HOF souvenir
YEARBOOK will be shipped starting November 12, 2012.
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.
All orders will be shipped starting November 12, 2012.
HOF 'VIP' Package
LEAD the PACK as a HOF VIP with a SPECIAL VIP invitation to 2012 HOF KICK-OFF Party on Friday
evening, Nov. 9 in Philly attended by HOF members & skaters, plus special surprises. You'll receive the brand-new
2012 NRD HOF Souvenir Yearbook, along with a 2012 HOF t-shirt, plus EXTRAS!!! You'll also receive a VIP ticket to Saturday,
Nov. 10th's HOF ceremony, followed by an 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. Purchase
using Buy Now link below!!!
HOF 'Grand Slam' Package
a HOF GRAND SLAM by receiving a copy of the brand-new 2012 NRD HOF Souvenir Yearbook, plus a VIP ticket to Saturday, Nov.
10th's HOF ceremony, followed by an 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!!!
STAR on our HOF All-Star TEAM by getting a VIP
ticket to Saturday, Nov. 10th's HOF ceremony, followed by an 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)