Denver Blondes Vs. Brunettes "Tackle" Alzheimer's on the Football Field with Fundraising Event

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Young Professionals Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado hosts third annual Blondes vs. Brunettes® Flag Football Game at DU Lacrosse Field.

Brunettes carry the ball down the football field during YPAAC's BvB Flag Football game.

YPAAC Brunettes scored high with a game winning 27-14, while the Blondes won the fundraising for Alzheimer's.

'During the 2014 Blondes vs. Brunettes season we're fighting Alzheimer’s both on and off the field,' stated Cari Mackay, chair of YPAAC.

The Young Professionals Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado (YPAAC) will host its third annual Blondes vs. Brunettes® game at the University of Denver Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

Blondes vs. Brunettes® (BvB) is a women’s flag football game based on the age-old rivalry of hair color. All money raised through corporate sponsorships, team events throughout the season, and individual player and coach fundraising efforts directly benefit the programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. BvB is a nationwide initiative, established in Washington DC in 2005 and now played in more than 30 cities throughout the country. To-date, BvB has raised more than $4 million nationally for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Events during the Denver BvB season include a kickoff party, a draft day party, team practices, and more. New this season is “Blondes, Brunettes & Bubbly” – a cocktail party that will be held at Epernay Lounge in Denver on May 9, 2014, honoring iconic blondes and brunettes and benefiting the game through ticket sales and a silent auction.

Both teams have recruited more than 50 members, consisting of players, coaches and team managers. Each member is responsible to raise $400 with many individuals setting goals of $1,000 and higher.

Sponsors for the 2014 season include: a special $10,000 “match” program backed by Ryann Peyton for the Brunettes team and divided between Jim Prugh and the Buell Foundation for the Blondes; Touchdown Sponsors Wells Fargo and the Mackay Family; and First Down Sponsors E&Y, Brock and Company, JMJ Consulting, Inc., Hein & Associates, and the Petrie Family.

Individuals and groups interested in supporting this year’s event can do so by attending the game on June 14th, sponsoring a player or coach, or donating to the cause at

Young Professionals Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado (YPAAC) was established in 2006 to work in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter to raise awareness among local young professionals. All funds raised by YPAAC benefit the programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, including education, counseling, the 24-hour Helpline, and support groups as well as research for improved treatments and ultimately a cure. For more information about YPAAC, visit, follow on Twitter at @YPAAC or on Facebook at

The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for the more than 60,000 Coloradoans with Alzheimer’s disease, and their more than 231,000 caregivers. Through its statewide network of offices, the Alzheimer’s Association offers education, counseling, support groups, Medic Alert + Safe Return and Comfort Zone, and a 24-hour Helpline, at no cost to families, and funds advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families on related legislative issues, and with health and long-term care providers. For more information call the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter Helpline at 800.272.3900, or visit

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