April 19, 2017 by Burgundy Woods
San Antonio & South Texas Chapter Alzheimer’s Association, work at a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and coming this week, blondes go head to head with brunettes to help defeat Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th leading cause of deaths in Texas. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops this disease. The San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association presents its 3rd annual RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes Flag Football Game on April 23 at Alamo Stadium benefiting the San Antonio & South Texas Chapter Alzheimer’s Association.
RivALZ: 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. Since the inaugural game in 2005, RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes has successfully branched out to 30 cities and raised more than $5 million nationwide. The funds raised through Blondes vs. Brunettes directly benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The San Antonio Alzheimer’s Association invites women of San Antonio and South Texas to tackle Alzheimer’s by participating in this exciting fundraising event. There is no registration fee for this event. Each female player that registers must raise a minimum of $300 to earn their jersey and be eligible to participate on game day. Tickets to the event are $10 and fundraisers are encouraged to sell 30 to reach their $300 fundraising goal. Once participants have registered, event goers can go online and select the participant’s player page to make a direct donation and ticket purchase. Top fundraisers are recognized at half time during the game. Participants and event goers can register for the event and purchase tickets HERE.
Guests cheering from the Alamo Stadium sidelines will enjoy concession stands, food trucks and a tail gate themed after party with live music at the Burleson Yard Beer Garden. As an official Fiesta event, Fiesta Royalty will be in attendance and local television personalities, Cleto Rodriquez and Roman Garcia will be the public announcers for the game. A surprise celebrity guest will perform the coin toss to kick off the event.