DALLAS -- The fifth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game benefiting the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Dallas Chapter took place on August 11 at the Cotton Bowl. Tickets to the game and after-party were included in a $25 donation to BvB Dallas and many of the fans were clad in blue and pink to cheer on their respective teams.
The Blondes won the first three contests while the Brunettes took home the trophy in 2011. The Blondes led 19-7 at halftime and while the game did get close in the second half, the Blondes pulled away in the 4th quarter to win going away, 39-20.
Following the game, BvB President Erin Finegold announced that this year's event had shattered its goal of $275,000 by raising over $340,000. That number put the organization over $1 million raised in its five-year existence. The top individual fundraisers were Brooke Fawcett (Blondes) at $12,499 and Kathleen Hicks (Brunettes) with $8,879.
The game was only the beginning of the fun as the Randy Rogers Band performed at the after-party on the plaza outside the Cotton Bowl. The party began around 10 p.m. and went deep into the Dallas night.
From its beginnings at Griggs Park in Uptown in front of several hundred fans to Highland Park to SMU and now the Cotton Bowl with over 2,000 fans, the BvB game has become a summer tradition in DFW that will only continue to grow in time. For further information or to make a donation, visit here.
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