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Patty Hearse

July Skater of the Month: Patty Hearse

Posted on August 5th, by Phyllis Killer in Uncategorized. Comments Off

Congratulations to Patty Hearse for being July's SVRG Skater of the Month!

Here are some fun facts about Patty Hearse!

What is your derby name and number and how did you decide on it?

Patty Hearse # '74 – When I was younger I was intrigued by the kidnapping story of Patty Hearst from the 70’s. Look it up!

I changed the Hearst to Hearse because I like dark and creepy things and because my husband and I own a Cadillac Hearse that we drive around town.

You can’t image the looks we get when we are loading up the back with groceries.

How long have you been with SVRG? How did you decide to play/find derby?

Anyone who knows me knows that I've got a little bit of a bad attitude and can be pretty scary at times so I’d say I didn't find roller derby, ... Read More »

Skater of the Month: Patty Hearse

Posted on April 2nd, by demonic in Skater of the Month. 2 comments

What attracted you to roller derby?
An old friend of mine was starting a roller derby team in Morgan Hill in April of 2010, and it just spoke to me instantly. I first looked at it as a way to exercise and stay in shape, but then when I actually started skating I loved the actual sport of it. My husband and I have always been athletic. He works out all the time and this is my way of keeping up with him. It’s something of my own that he can't do. Derby skaters are athletes and I dare someone to tell me otherwise.

How did you choose your derby name?
My dad actually gave me the name. It’s in reference to the kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1974 by the Symbionese Liberation Army. Google it. He thought I should change the Hearst to Hearse since my husband (a.k.a. “Wu”) owns ... Read More »