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Blondes vs. Brunettes football game in Dallas

Posted 2:51pm on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

DALLAS --The sixth annual Blondes vs. Brunettes powder-puff football game was held at at packed Roffino Stadium on the campus of Bishop Lynch High School in east Dallas on a picture-perfect Saturday evening.

BvB Dallas is an event dedicated to raising money and awareness for Alzheimer's research and care. It takes over 200 young professionals to put together this summer-long event that features happy hour parties, 10 weeks' worth of practices, Bru Crew and Team Blonde pool parties and culminates in the big game between the blondes and brunettes.

Gameday arrived on August 17 and the Team Blonde prevailed 18-15 with touchdowns by Blonde veterans Rachel Piper, Meghan Hyde and Katie Morgan. The Bru Crew touchdowns came from rookies Allison Britton and Jody Scheuler.

BvB chair Greer Fulton and fundraising chair Meredith Wilson presented the check for $350,000 to Keith Ashburn, chair of the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas, and Becky Prince, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Dallas. Over 70 percent of the BvB participants have been affected by Alzheimer's Disease and to celebrate reaching this year's monetary goal, the teams, coaches, fans and supporters celebrated with the official after-party presented by Bud Light held at Life in Deep Ellum. Texas country star Kyle Park headlined the party with DJ Joe Ramirez spinning deep into the night.

Every 68 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. Translated: In the two hours that the Blondes and Brunettes of BvB Dallas were in the trenches on Saturday night, over 105 people were diagnosed with the disease. 

And that's why they play the game that has become a staple of the DFW scene for the past six years.

For further information on BvB Dallas, visit here.

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