JACKSON, Miss.- It’s a rivalry flag football game of blondes verse brunettes. Each player tries to raise money in support of treating Alzheimer’s disease and to raise awareness.
Blondes vs. Brunettes was created in the fall of 2005 by a group of young professional women in Washington, D.C., led by Sara Abbott. Her sister, Kate Stukenberg, soon grew the game to Texas and has now made it’s way to Jackson.
Team captain Emily Clayton said,” The flag football game is to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Mississippi. Last year we raised $39,000 and this year we’ve set a goal of $50,000. Each player sets up their own separate fundraising page to raise money and get sponsors.”
This will be the fourth year Jackson will host the Blondes vs. Brunettes game. The game will be May 10 at 4 p.m. with an admission price of $10 per person at Jackson Preparatory High School.
This event has branched out to more than 35 cities, raising more than $3 million and bringing thousands of new supporters to the cause.
The Alzheimer’s Association website says, “Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven active event for women that brings the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event concept is organized around a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes.”
All funds raised from the game go to support research and help care for those that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
Clayton said, “Come out and support your favorite blonde or brunette. The games are always lots of fun!”
News Mississippi’s Chelsea Corona will be participating in the flag football game on team brunettes. If you would like to sponsor or donate on Chelsea’s behalf follow this link:
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