This weekend was crazy, insane, and awesome, all rolled into one. The first Blondes vs. Brunettes game in Cleveland, Ohio was on Saturday, June 16 and it was such a fun day! All the work the volunteers put in all came together and it was worth it.
The day was long and empowering. Lindsay, Charlene, and I drove together. Once we arrived to Cleveland State’s Krenzler’s Field, they practiced on Team Blonde while I got ready to sell tickets. I also took a ton of pictures!
The signs and support from friends and family of players was out of this world!
The raffle ticket prizes were plentiful.
Ali and I.
Ray Carr and Dale Meggas volunteered their time to be the announcers for the show. We thank you! They did wonderfully.
The game was very exciting to watch. In fact, some girls had broken bones by the end of it. We hope they are doing better! It was rough out there. These girls meant business.
In the end, the Blondes took it home.
And, being a brunette and pretty competitive, I kiiiiiinda wish the brunettes won!
Final Score: Blondes: 14; Brunettes: 0.
Ali, Nidhi, and Steph.
Charlene, me, and Lindsay.
In the end, once everything was tallied from the game itself, Blondes vs. Brunettes Cleveland raised just under $40,000 for the fight against Alzheimer’s. That’s pretty incredible! I’ve never been more proud to be a part of Cleveland!
Afterwards, everyone (and I mean everyone, it was crowded!) headed across the street to Becky’s Bar & Grill. They gave us one free drink each and donated 20% of proceeds to BvB! Thanks so much, Becky’s! They were fantastic.
All in all, I would not trade this experience for anything. I really want to thank everyone who was involved with Blondes vs. Brunettes. Those who told their friends, co-workers, family. Those who blogged about happy hours, recruitment, and the big game. Those who followed us on Facebook and Twitter and mentioned/retweeted information about BvB. Those who volunteered their time on Wednesday nights to discuss BvB strategy. Those who played/coached in the game and raised funds. Those who attended the game with huge smiles on their faces, even on a hot summer day. Those who volunteered their services for happy hours and prizes. I’m sure I’m missing something, because so much went into BvB. After Saturday, it is perfectly clear that Cleveland really does rock.
1 Powderpuff Football game = $40,000 towards the fight against Alzheimer’s
Can’t wait until next year.
BvB 2013… it’s ON.