PLEASE NOTE: The location of the game has been changed due to weather! The event will be held at Off the Wall Indoor Soccer - 6950 S 110th St, La Vista, NE 68128
Donate to Chris's fundraising page here.
On April 28th there's a big game. Yes, it's not really football season, but the reason for this football game outweighs any preconceived notion of cool fall weather being necessary for "the big game."
The Blondes vs. Brunettes football game is a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association, and it is sure to be one of the most fun and worthy games you'll attend this year.
Our own Chris Cummings, Community Liaison, has been personally touched by the effects of of Alzheimer's in her own family. Having organized teams for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in the past, it only seemed natural that this one time tomboy decide that playing for "Team Blonde" might be another fun way to raise money for the cause.
Chris is playing this game in honor of her late grandfather, Maurice. As a child, Chris was very close with her grandparents. She has fond memories of watching Husker football, eating popcorn and ice cream, going on vacations, and in general, spending a lot of time with the man who affectionately called her "TT."
In 1985, soon after retiring, Maurice was diagnosed with the beginning stages of Alzheimer's. Chris's grandmother initially took care of him, but soon suffered from caregiver burnout and the increasing physical demands of taking care of a man larger than herself. In 1986, Maurice was moved to a home, and only five years later, he passed away. But it was not before the family witnessed the once loving, strong man succumb to the various ravages of the disease.
Chris has designed a special football helmet for the event that honors those who have been touched by Alzheimer's. It features four colors of flowers, each with their own meaning: Blue = I have Alzheimer’s; Purple = I’ve lost someone to Alzheimer’s; Yellow = I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s; and Orange = I support the cause and vision for a world without Alzheimer’s. She's excited to wear the helmet on game day in honor of all of those who have been touched by the disease.
We hope you will join us at the event. There is a $10 donation at the gate, or you can make a donation on Chris's fundraising page.
April 28, 2017 - 5:30 pm - Tailgate, 7:00 pm - Game, 9:30 pm - After party
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