Touchdown for Charity

Dallas blondes and brunettes hit the philanthropic football field to tackle Alzheimer's

Dallas blondes and brunettes hit the field to tackle Alzheimer's

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Players showed their pride in the sixth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Jason Armstrong, Tommy Ribaric, Parker Bleam Photo by Wi
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Team Blonde cheers their players from the sidelines. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Meredith Wilson, Erin Antoville, Erin Finegold, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Meredith Wilson, Erin Antoville, Erin Finegold Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Daniel Andino, Daniel Jacob, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Daniel Andino, Daniel Jacob Photo by Wi
Suzy Collins, Bryan Hendricks, Powder Puff, BVB Game
Suzy Collins, Bryan Hendricks Photo by Wi
Lisa Price, Sarah Seboboda, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Lisa Price, Sarah Seboboda Photo by Wi
Elise Christmas, Blanca Pena, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Elise Christmas, Blanca Pena Photo by Wi
Kevin Bender, Hal Snyder, Seth Brown, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Kevin Bender, Hal Snyder, Seth Brown Photo by William Neal
15.	Anna Darcy, Rachel Mentesana, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Anna Darcy, Rachel Mentesana Photo by Wi
Liz Sirois, Mary Sirois, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Liz Sirois, Mary Sirois Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
Lauren Flake, Ashley Peyton, Heather Peyton, bvb game, powder puff
Lauren Flake, Ashley Peyton, Heather Peyton Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Team Blonde celebrates an 18-15 victory. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Supporters packed the stands at Roffino Stadium at Bishop Lynch High School. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Team Brunette doing their part to tackle Alzheimer's. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Blondes vs. Brunettes engage in some friendly competition.  Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Teams on the field at the annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game. Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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Keith Ashburn, Greer Fulton, Meredith Wilson, Becky Prince Photo by William Neal for WJNPHOTO
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cameron Daugherty, Melanie Wick, DCAC
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Meredith Wilson, Erin Antoville, Erin Finegold, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Daniel Andino, Daniel Jacob, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Suzy Collins, Bryan Hendricks, Powder Puff, BVB Game
Lisa Price, Sarah Seboboda, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Elise Christmas, Blanca Pena, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Kevin Bender, Hal Snyder, Seth Brown, BVB Game, Powder Puff
15.	Anna Darcy, Rachel Mentesana, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Liz Sirois, Mary Sirois, BVB Game, Powder Puff
Lauren Flake, Ashley Peyton, Heather Peyton, bvb game, powder puff
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bVB Game, Powder Puff Game, Alzheimer's
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Sporty Dallas philanthropists took their opponents to task at the sixth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game. But the action was all in good fun — and for a good cause: raising money and awareness for Alzheimer’s research.

Although the blondes managed to sneak away with an 18-15 win, both teams were all smiles post game when they presented a check for $350,000 to Keith Ashburn, chairman of the board, and Becky Prince, CEO, of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas. This money helps more than 75,000 North Texans suffering from Alzheimer’s, as well as their families and caregivers. 

Rowdy supporters — including Daniel Andino, Daniel Jacob, Suzy Collins, Bryan Hendricks, Lisa Price, Sarah Seboboda, Elise Christmas, Blanca Pena, Kevin Bender, Hal Snyder, Seth Brown, Anna Darcy, Rachel Mentesana, Liz Sirois, Mary Sirois, Lauren Flake, Ashley Peyton, Heather Peyton, Jason Armstrong, Tommy Ribaric and Parker Bleam — packed the stands of Bishop Lynch High School’s Roffino Stadium to cheer, chant and cat-call their friends, who worked hard to raise major funds.

Erin Finegold founded the Dallas chapter of Blondes vs. Brunettes in memory of her grandmother, who was taken by the disease, and her grandfather, who cared for his wife.

“In the two hours that the blondes and brunettes were battling it out on the field, more than 105 people were diagnosed,” Finegold said. “And that’s why we play.”

More than 70 percent of the participants in Blondes vs. Brunettes have been affected by Alzheimer’s. To celebrate reaching their goal, the teams, coaches and fans headed to a Bud Light-sponsored post-game party at Life in Deep Elum. Texas country star Kyle Park was the headlining entertainment, but DJ Joe Ramirez kept supporters on the dance floor.

The Blondes vs. Brunettes Dallas chapter is the most successful in the country. It has raised more than $1 million in the last five years.