The Beltway Betties hope to knock the Vineyard Vixens off their winning streak during this weekend’s NOVA Roller Derby bout at the Dulles SportsPlex, 21610 Atlantic Boulevard.
The teams begin the battle at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Vixens beat the Betties when the two met in May during the Betties’ inaugural bout, and the Betties have worked hard ever since to redeem themselves.
Players gain fans with tough play and memorable names, such as the Betties’ blocker Manic Panic and the Vixens’ jammer Bonita Apple Bomber.
Purchase tickets in advance for $10 at www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door for $12. Children under 6 are free. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. at the SportsPlex, which is just east of Route 28.
After the bout, meet the skaters at Mahalo Cove in the Cascades Marketplace, 46300 McClellan Way, which features a laid-back, island atmosphere.
NOVA Roller Derby is working with Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Loudoun County's largest food pantry, this month, so make sure to take non-perishable food items for donation, including cereal, 100 percent juice, canned fruit, canned chicken or tuna, macaroni and cheese, or canned soups.
The growing NOVA Roller Derby family—which today includes skaters, referees and volunteers —was founded in April 2011. The league is a member of Modern Athletic Derby Endeavor (M.A.D.E.) and follows M.A.D.E. rules. Through strong community partnership, the league focuses on serving our local community through volunteerism. To learn more about NOVA Roller Derby and how to become involved, visit www.novarollerderby.com.