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Blondes vs. Brunettes Take the Football Field Saturday to Tackle Alzheimer’s

JACKSON, Miss.- The age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes is going to be put to the test this Saturday when the blondes team and brunettes team take the football field to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Brunettes player Sandy Doty said she joined because, “It’s for a great cause and it’s also a fun activity to get out there and meet new people and do something that’s active and healthy and all for raising money for a great cause like the Alzheimer’s Association.”

This will be the fifth year Jackson will host the Blondes vs. Brunettes game. The game will be held May 9 at 4 p.m. at Jackson Preparatory High School.

Admission is $10 per person, kids are free.

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.”

“Brunettes are going to bring the heat and bring the trophy back to the dark side, go brunettes!” Doty says, “From the intensity of the practices so far and the rivalry that has blossomed over the past five years between the players, I think it’s going to be very intense and a very interesting and fun game to watch.”

All funds raised from the game go to support research and help care for those that suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.

Last year, the game in Jackson brought in more than $40,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association and they’re hoping to raise even more this year.

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: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/BvB/MS-Mississippi?px=9239077&pg=personal&fr_id=7050

For more information about the game or to get involved yourself visit: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pg=informational&fr_id=7050&type=fr_informational&sid=15151

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