Thursday, August 30, 2007

Congratulations Ponchartrain BeAtch

Congratulations to our very own Ponchartrain BeAtch who won The Gambit Weekly Best of New Orleans Reader’s Poll for Best Local Big Easy Rollergirl! Go BeAtch!

BeAtch has that special combination of grittiness and girliness. She excels in hitting you and then laughing at you when you fall down (hmm… okay, maybe that’s just me she loves doing that to) and, of course, apologizing for it later (although I don’t think she really means it when she does it to me). Two minutes after slamming into you, she’s on the sidelines encouraging you, or congratulating you on one of your plays.

BeAtch on the prowl!

BeAtch holds them back!

BeAtch takes out Memphis!

As Captain of her team, BeAtch is one of those superb leaders who leads by example. She is fair, level-headed and always pushing her fellow teammates to do their best. In fact, when I was injured and coming back to skating after almost six months, I was anxious to make up practices (and a little nervous). Even though I was on another team, BeAtch let me attend her team practices. I was impressed by her direction and observations. She worked us hard, but she also made the practice enjoyable – a difficult task to achieve at 8AM on a Sunday.

BeAtch battles it our with Sophie

BeAtch is also very active in the league (and while not required) always attends the monthly manager meetings to offer her input and concerns. She can always be counted on for thoughtful analysis of current situations, and always has the skaters’ best interest at heart.

BeAtch talks it over with Wit

To hang out with BeAtch is to always have a good time, and to always laugh. We are so proud of her, however, I must strongly contest one part of the article – calling BeAtch “a mild-mannered art gallery assistant by day…” There ain’t nothing mild-mannered about this broad, and that’s why we all love her!

BeAtch puckers up!

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