Options for Participation:
1. Player- Players are expected to attend a majority of practices and events (typically 2x per week from September-November), meet the minimum established fundraising requirements, and attend at least one service event.
2. Coaches must meet the same fundraising requirements as players, and attend and assist in planning a majority of the practices. Coaches are also expected to participate in events and attend at least one service event.
3. Superfans- Superfans are encouraged to attend and volunteer at as many events as possible throughout the season, including game day. Superfans are also expected to fundraise, although there is no minimum. Superfans are welcome to attend practices if they would like, but it is not required.
In order for players to be eligible for playing time on Game Day the following must be met:
1. $300 raised by the fundraising deadline of one month before Game Day for rookies. $500 raised by the fundraising deadline by veterans. 2. Attendance at a minimum of number of practices prior to Game Day (as determined by teams)3. Participation in at least one Service Day
What to expect participating in Blondes vs Brunettes:
•Creating new friendships and solidifying old ones •Knowing that you are helping thousands in the DC/MD/VA area who are living with Alzheimer’s, as well as caregivers or family/friends of someone affected•Fun, but tough practices that will help you get into shape as well as teach you important team and football skills•Fun-filled events, some of which can help you fundraise for yourself, your team, and most importantly the cause•A serious and competitive game day. Coaches will do their best to ensure that as many girls as possible will see playing time. However, it is important to keep the game competitive and interesting to drive ticket sales that ultimately help us reach our goal – to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Coaches will take into consideration fundraising and participation, however as long as the eligibility requirements are met, it is the coaches’ discretion to allocate playing time. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact the executive committee, and we encourage players to keep an open dialogue with your coaches as well. It is our hope that with this understanding, no matter what happens on game day, it should not take away from the previous three months of hard work and fun.
Fundraising can be done either through direct donations to your fundraising page (which is linked to the Blondes vs. Brunettes website) or by holding individual or group fundraisers.
This game won’t cure Alzheimer’s disease, but with your involvement, we could get one step closer to finding the cure. If you have any questions, please feel free to email BlondesvsBrunettesDC@gmail.com.
We are enthusiastic about this year’s game and hope you will accept our invitation for what promises to be another successful Blondes vs. Brunettes season! Please feel free to forward this invitation to a friend or family member who would be interested in participating. ACTION ITEMS: 1. FILL OUT THIS APPLICATION2. SET UP FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?fr_id=6520&pg=entry3. ATTEND TWO OF THE SCHEDULED PRACTICES (coming soon to the BvB website calendar)4. FUNDRAISE AT LEAST $300 (for rookies) or $500 (for veterans) BY ONE MONTH BEFORE GAME DAY
** Please note: there are TWO separate registrations (this one and the fundraising page at http://act.alz.org/site/TR/BvB/DC-NationalCapitalArea?fr_id=10794&pg=entry) - both are mandatory for participation!! **