May 9th-15th was National Nursing Home Week. To celebrate, Tendercare of Westwood Nursing Home invited the Killamazoo Derby Darlins out on Friday, May 14th for Sports Day.
Kiki, Glenda, Twink, and Jacinda went to show the residents of Tendercare some derby love. Kiki talked to the residents and staff about the rules and penalties of the game. The residents enjoyed watching Kiki as she demonstrated legal and illegal hits using Glenda as her dummy. The derby girls rolled around showing off their skates and enjoying root beer floats with the residents.
Saturday, May 15th Killamazoo suffered it's worst loss ever.
FeBox (Bethany Heckman) passed away from a vehicle accident while on vacation in Texas.
FeBox had been with Killamazoo since before Sept. '08 starting out with an interest in helping with stats, but soon after went from the inside of the track to being on the track.
That October she started Fresh Meat training and after months of hard work earned her place on the roster. Two subsequent injuries to her ankle didn't stop her from coming back. Most people would have called it quits.