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Story in Many Pics: Blondes vs Brunettes END ALZ Charity Game

The classic rivals -Blondes vs Brunettes faced off once again at historic El Paso High Friday night, all for a great cause: Battling Alzheimer’s.

Our very own Andres ‘Ace’ Acosta was there and brings you his view of all the action in this ‘Story in Many Pics’

Blondes vs Brunettes END ALZ charity flag football game, El Paso High School, May 18, 2018 EL Paso TX, Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post
Blondes vs Brunettes END ALZ charity flag football game, El Paso High School, May 18, 2018 EL Paso TX, Andres Acosta / El Paso Herald-Post

Annual Blondes vs Brunettes Flag Football Game to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

It’s the return of the budding football rivalry for a good cause, as the Alzheimer’s Association ‘Blondes vs Brunettes’ flag football game takes to the storied gridiron of El Paso High Friday night.

The two teams aim to increase awareness of Alzheimer’s disease among a new generation. Funds raised will benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association in El Paso.

Alzheimer’s Association RivALZ® is a volunteer-driven event that engages young professional women in friendly but fierce flag football games, not just here in the Borderland, but in friendly but fierce flag football games around the country.   

Since the inaugural game in Washington, D.C., the event has grown to more than 50 cities, raising more than $9 million and bringing thousands of new supporters to the cause. 

In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, in Texas alone, there are 360,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. Nearly two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s are women. 

To view our gallery from the previous game, click here.

WHERE: R.R. Jones Stadium – El Paso High School 

HOW: For more information visit the website or call 800-272-3900. 

WHEN: Friday, May 18, 2018; Kickoff at 7:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE – 

6:00 p.m. –Gates Open
7:00 p.m. – Kickoff
7:30 p.m. – Halftime
8:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony
8:30 p.m. – Victory Party at Brass Monkey 

 

Story in Many Pics: ‘Blondes vs Brunettes’ Football Game

It was a classic battle between the Blondes and the Brunettes from around the Borderland Friday night, but there was one clear winner: the Alzheimer’s Association.

The women, who have been practicing for several weeks, finally took to the historic turf of Jones Stadium on the campus of El Paso High; and as the day turned to night, the teams put on quite the show for the fans – all for a great cause.

Our very own Andres Acosta was there, and brings you his view of the game via this ‘Story in Many Pics.’

2017 EndAlz Blondes vs Brunettes Flag Football Game, El Paso High School, May 12, 2017
2017 EndAlz Blondes vs Brunettes Flag Football Game, El Paso High School, May 12, 2017