Meet BvB DC

Each year, BvB is coordinated by an executive committee of dedicated athletes. We are always looking for new volunteers to support our mission on and off the field. Contact to learn more and join the committee!

Meet the 2022 members:

  • Alexsia Banks
  • Morgan Durham
  • Connor Farrell
  • Amanda Freeman
  • Nicole Gormley
  • Tony Ham
  • Keely Norris
  • Amanda Pionke
  • Hilah Zia

Weather you’re a returning player or new to the organization, check out this year’s Participant Guidebook for full details on what to expect, fundraising ideas, setting up your donation, and more!

Tackling ALZ for Over 10 Years

RivALZ began in the fall of 2005 as Blondes vs. Brunettes®, a flag football event founded by a group of professional women: Sara Abbott, Andrea Rodgers, and Kristyn Noeth. The founders of the organization 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, DC, and thanks to Kate Stukenberg and Meredith Chastang, the event has grown to more than 50 cities, raising more than $16 million and bringing thousands of new supporters to the cause.

As of the 2016 season, DC has raised over $1 million in this city alone.

In 2014, to accommodate nationwide growth, “Blondes vs. Brunettes” grew into “RivALZ,” empowering participants to choose the rivalry around which to organize their teams. The funds raised through RivALZ continue to benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Photos From Past Games

2019 Game Day

2018 Game Day

2017 Game Day

2016 Game Day

2015 Game Day 

2014 Game Day

2013 Game Day

2012 Game Day

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