About: Alzheimer's Association RivALZ is a volunteer-driven event that engages young professionals in friendly but fierce flag football games around the country. As part of the competition, teams are organized around age-old rivalries — East vs. West, Blondes vs. Brunettes, City vs. Suburbs — that inspire fundraising, awareness and action in the fight against Alzheimer's disease. RivALZ began in the fall of 2005 as Blondes vs. Brunettes®, a flag football event organized by a group of professional women, led by Sara Abbott, in Washington, D.C. Her sister, Kate Stukenberg, soon expanded the game to Texas. The founders of the event have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s and designed the event to drive awareness among a younger audience while raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Since the inaugural game in Washington, D.C., the event has grown to more than 42 cities, raising more than $5 million and bringing thousands of new supporters to the cause. Blondes vs Brunettes Raleigh was ranked 4th nationally in our fundraising efforts as we reached $131k in 2017.
Volunteer Opportunities: Be a player, super fan or coach and help us fundraise throughout the year until game day. Volunteers are also needed to make game day possible on June 2.
Donate: In kind donations used for silent auction items, prizes or for use at our events, monetary donations through our website.