Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Roller Durby Girls of Silicon Valley

We all know that Silicon Valley is the hub for our semiconductor analog world. But, did you know they also have a championship "Roller Durby" Girls Team?

Roller Durby started in the early 1900s and in the late 1940’s and 50’s, Seltzer formed the National Roller Derby League (NRDL), which included the legendary San Francisco Bay Bombers.

But, modern Roller Durby didn't start until around 2000. Mainly female owned and female skater leagues dominate this sport. The 2020 Olympics may even include this sport as part of their events!

The team members include "Jammers", "Pitters", and "Blockers" out boys these girls are tough.

Visit their website here, if you happen to be in Silicon Valley and want to see a game!  (Photo courtesy of Nicolas Charest off Silicon Valley Roller Girl Website)

Gary Fowler, Executive Technology Recruiter, Analog Solutions, Semiconductor Industry, Angela Hood, Shane Todd, Shawn Fowler

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