"This is my roller derby team, the Skate Free or Die All Stars. We are the WFTDA (Women’s Flat Track Derby Association) traveling team for our league, New Hampshire Roller Derby. We are a 501(c)3 non profit organization and skater are owned and operated.
At the beginning of the 2013 season one of our goals was to just get into Division 2 tournaments. Being ranked at number 87 we were going to have to move up in rankings to even get there. We worked our butts off, surpassed that goal, and moved up 47 spots to be ranked number 37 in the world. We got invited to attend our very first tournament ever, Division 1 tournaments, this September.
We wanted to go to D1 with shirts that would remind us how we got there. With our team mantra, Hustle, Hit, Never Quit – Together. We say that cheer after every practice, scrimmage, and bout. It’s what our fans chant while were playing. It’s what has banded us together and personified how we work as a team. When we ordered our shirts we decided to get that printed as large as we could on the front. On the back we all had Custom Ink print “Together” over our numbers. No individual names on our shirts, just one team…together.
We’ve worked so hard and we've got a lot longer to go. We've pushed each other, battled, climbed, cried, and cheered through everything as a team. We love our shirts because they say exactly what we do! Thanks for giving us this oomph to bring us into tournament. We love them! Most importantly thank you for letting this team customize their shirts for constant inspiration on and off the track.
- New Hampshire Roller Derby - Nightmares on Elm St. (Jul 22, 2013)