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Blondes vs. Brunettes Burlington, IA

Date & Time:
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Gates Open - 1:15 p.m. l Game Time 2 p.m.





This season's fundraising total:     $12,947.79*

*Total includes general donations and corporate sponsorships

Top Fundraisers

  1 -  Blitz Self Donation Jessica Fox ($641.89)
  2 -  Blitz Self Donation Brenda Gerst ($630.13)
  3 -  Blitz Self Donation Diana Reed ($562.00)
  4 -  Blitz Self Donation Sue Rubin-Harris ($530.96)
  5 -  Gridiron Self Donation sally Simmons ($425.00)

More Information

Welcome to Alzheimer’s Association’s Blondes vs. Brunettes®, where two teams of women - divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes - compete in a flag football game to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Our passion and hard work will take us from practice to the playing field, but our success will rely upon the support of our friends and families and upon all of those willing to donate to this important cause. Together, we can tackle Alzheimer’s!

Looking to get involved? We need dedicated players, but we also need coaches and volunteers. Players, Volunteers and Coaches agree to raise a minimum of $250 and raise awareness for Alzheimer's and dementia.

Follow these simple steps to join your team:

  • First, Sign Up for the team that reflects the shade of hair you will be sporting game day. Red Headed? Your choice of teams as a free agent!  
  • Next, start your fundraising website and customize it with your photos and a story or personal message.
  • All participants are required to raise a minimum of $250, but are encouraged to set your goal higher!  Send e-mails to friends, family and co-workers asking them to donate.  Connect with Facebook and Twitter to further your efforts and outreach!
  • Practice makes perfect! All players and coaches will attend team practices during the weeks prior to the game.  Volunteers help assist the coaches and players.
  • Rally your fans! Let your friends, family and community know game day tickets are available for $10.
  • Get ready to rumble!  Join your team game day as you play your opponent and Tackle Alzheimer's disease and dementia!

Want to see the game for yourself? Tickets are available for purchase for $10 from any player, coach or the Alzheimer's Association office for your admission to the game! 

What happens game day?  Gates open at 1:15 pm and the game starts at 2:00 pm.  Support your favorite team by sporting their colors (Brunettes:  Purple; Blondes: Silver/White) in support.  Make signs, bring bells or noise makers and get ready to cheer your team on to victory!  Family friendly/children's activities, special guests and more will occur prior to and during the game.  Bring a donation and purchase Raffle Tickets for great items in support of the cause!  Local community information will also be available from our sponsors and supporters.  

Where do we enter and park?  Entrance and parking can be found in the area of the main gate near the ballfields. 

Are pets welcome?  We are sorry, but due to RecPlex policy, four-legged mascots will have to root for their favorites from the comfort of the couch.  

Have questions or want to learn more about what the teams are doing to prepare for the game, sponsor the event or looking for upcoming community fundraisers? See below or contact our volunteer Co-Chairs.

Contact Volunteer Co-Chairs:  Ashley Olson ( / 319.850.7827) or Brenda Gerst / 319.759.7003).


May and June fundraisers will be posted soon!  Keep checking back to continue your support of BvB and help #ENDALZ!

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