We received a very heart warming and moving email from Roller Derby Porto, regarding a member of their roller derby family… ‘Speedy’. Roller Derby Porto describes Speedy as “an essential player in our team, in all meanings, for being an outstanding example of effort, dedication and will power – who wants and does as much as she can for the sport”.
Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons (including a very battered and unsafe pair of 4 year old starter skates) it was becoming difficult for Speedy to continue to skate with the team that she loves so much.
The love that Roller Derby Porto feels for Speedy and the concern they showed for their team mate and friend poured out of this email. We wanted to help, we wanted to give back.
We shipped Speedy out a pair of Pearl boots, with an Ophira plate and Juice Java wheels and they surprised Speedy with her new set up at practice.
You can see how this all unfolded in this really lovely video that Roller Derby Porto put together.
Derby Love from everyone here at Chaya <3