Blondes vs Brunettes Buffalo

Tackling Alzheimer's

Registration for the 2014 season is OPEN!

Click here to register!

What is BvB?

Blondes vs. Brunettes is a volunteer-driven event that raises awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter. They are dedicated to supporting research, awareness, and education about Alzheimer’s Disease. Two teams of women – divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between Blondes and Brunettes – compete in a flag football game to help end this devastating disease. The participants also recruit coaches, announcers and other volunteers to build an atmosphere of fierce, but friendly competition. Leading up to game day, the two teams participate in a series of events to socialize and increase awareness. Although for a very serious cause, the emphasis on this event is total fun. The girls really play, the guys really coach and the referees really make the calls on the field!

History

In the fall of 2005, the first Blondes vs. Brunettes event was held in Washington D.C. Organized by a group of young women with a personal connection to the cause, the event quickly became a success and has since expanded. A special thank you to Ryan Triplette and Sara Allen Abbott who founded this event in 2005. Without the creativity and determination of both these phenomenal ladies, Blondes vs. Brunettes would never have gotten off the ground in it’s first year, let alone become a force in major metropolitan areas around the country!

In 2009, Buffalo joined the fight and has raised over $281,000 since. BvB has occurred for the last several years in Houston, Austin, Kansas City, Dallas, Chicago and Washington, DC. BvB continues to grow with Miami, Denver and Charlotte joining in 2012. Together, we have raised well over a million dollars to put an end to this disease!

How can you get involved?

Players (open to females 21 or older, NO experience necessary) -

  • Must register with BvB ($50 registration fee counts towards your fundraising total and covers cost of jersey)
  • Only 50 spots per team available
  • Must raise a minimum of $300 to play on Game Day
  • Must attend the minimum required number of practices as set by the coaching staff
  • Collect one basket (valued at $50+) to be used in Chinese Auction at a BvB event
  • Must attend the Draft Party (see Events page for more details)  - this is an information session to learn about the game & expectations
  • Hair color must match the team you play for on Game Day
  • Attend events to help promote game day and raise funds/awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Serve as ambassador for Alzheimer’s Association in the WNY community

FUNraiser (open to males/females 21 or older, NON-PLAYERS) -

  • This is for anyone interested in being a part of BvB but do not want to play on Game Day
  • No limit on number of FUNraisers
  • Must register with BvB ($50 registration fee counts towards your fundraising total)
  • FUNraisers still receive a jersey for Game Day
  • Attend events to help promote game day and raise funds/awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Raise money thru donations, in-kind donations, sponsorships, etc.
  • Serve as ambassador for Alzheimer’s Association in WNY community

Coaches (open to males/females 21 or older) -

  • Must register with BvB
  • Raise minimum of $300 to coach on Game Day
  • Coaching experience preferred for Defense/Offense Coordinator positions
  • Conduct a safe, fun, positive & productive practice for players
  • Make sure players are mentally and physically prepared for game day
  • Attend events to help promote game day and raise funds/awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association
  • Serve as ambassador for Alzheimer’s Association in the WNY Community

Registration for the 2014 season starts Friday, February 14th and closes Friday, May 2nd. There are only 50 spots available per team so DO NOT DELAY! First come, first serve! The registration cut-off date and spots available will be strictly enforced this year.

Please contact us if you have additional questions about how to play, volunteer, coach, donate, or be a sponsor!