RivALZ… all for a good cause

Blondes vs. Brunettes

Blondes vs. Brunettes
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Each year over 120 ladies come from all over the surrounding areas of Houston to raise funds & awareness for the Alzheimer's Association and play some football. The two rival teams, Blondes and Brunettes not only compete on the field on game day, but off the field with fundraising. For 8 weeks both teams' practice, while fundraising through tons of events, sponsors, and personally via each player until the morning of the big game. By game time both teams will have raised hundreds of thousands in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. This year's goal is $380k for the RivALZ Houston chapter. And across the country over $13 million dollars are raised through RivALZ in over 40 cities throughout the country.

These ladies from all around Houston have a passion for the flag football game, with quite a few of them coming from a former college athlete background. Some players and coaches participate for the passion of helping a great cause and great organization. For others, the fight against this terrible disease is deeply personal. It may be a family member or close friend affected by Alzheimer's. But after weeks training and fundraising leading up to the big game, everyone has one common goal, and that is to end Alzheimer's.

·Game Day- Saturday, April 27th @ Noon UH/TDECU STADIUM

·$25 donation gets you in the door

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