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The Betties and Their Beasts: Sweet N. Lowdown

Did you know that Athens Ohio Roller Derby is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to giving back to our community? Our upcoming July 14 bout, “Betties & Brews: Dog Days of Summer,” will feature New Beginnings Animal Center, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting their incredible organization. So, in celebration of our lovable, furry companions, we bring you today’s installment of “The Betties & Their Beasts.” Enjoy!


  • Your Derby Name & Number: Sweet N. Lowdown #23
  • Your Derby Position: Jammer, Blocker, Pivot
  • Playing Since: July 7, 2005
  • Your Pets’ Names & Ages: The dogs, Esme (left) is 1 year old & Ramona (right) is 7 years old. The cat, Nehru, is 16 years old!
  • Your Pets’ Derby Names:
    Esme – “Leaky E.”
    Ramona – “Mona Bologna”
    Nehru – “Phat Boy
  • *Your Pets’ Derby Positions: Esme is a fearless playful bully and doesn’t let anyone get by her. Definitely a blocker. Ramona is oh-so fast, agile, and elusive. Definitely a jammer. Nehru is above such silly antics but has an opinion on everything. He’s drinking beer and heckling from the stands.
    *What your pets mean to you: We’re family and as such, we don’t give up on one another. They’re fiercely loyal and love unconditionally. I’ve learned so much about my own humanity through these beautiful non-humans.

📷: Rich-Joseph Facun

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