‘Blondes Vs. Brunettes’ To Play Football For Alzheimer’s Awareness
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — It’s an all-female football game. It’s for a good cause. And no, it does not involve lingerie.
The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its second annual “Blondes vs. Brunettes” flag football game at Fairfax High School on Saturday to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
The game will feature two all-female teams, raffle prizes and a halftime entertainment show.
Actor and ex-UCLA football player Bobby Hosea will be coaching the Brunettes for a second season after winning last year’s game.
Hosea told KNX 1070’s Randy Kerdoon both sides were expected to leave it all on the field — regardless of hair color.
“They say blondes have more fun, but I don’t know,” Hosea said. “My girls are being coached by me and I like to win, so we’re gonna play real football.”
More than $40,000 had been raised with less than a day before kickoff: the Brunettes had raised over $23,347, while the Blondes netted about $6,541.
Blondes Vs. Brunettes was started in 2005 by a group of young professional women in Washington, D.C., led by Sara Abbott and her sister, Kate Stukenberg, who designed the event to raise Alzheimer’s awareness among their peers.
Over $2 million has been raised for the Alzheimer’s Association since that inaugural game.
Hosea said the event is aimed at reaching a new generation who may be facing the disease in their own families.
“What it really is, is about bringing the awareness to the younger people who may be experiencing these things in the very near future or currently,” he said.
Doors are scheduled to open at 1 p.m. with kickoff expected around 2 p.m.
Click here to donate or for more information on the Blondes Vs. Brunettes game.