I am very excited to announce that I am back for my fourth season of BvB Dallas! This year comes with added responsibility as I am honored and humbled to have been voted in as Head Coach of Team Blonde by my peers. I cannot express how grateful I am for this awesome opportunity. I can’t wait to see these ladies do amazing things on the gridiron.
Why I play: Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and is the only cause of death in the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed! Alzheimer's and dementia have likely affected your family and/or friends and they definitely have affected mine.
Unfortunately, my dear friend and loyal client, Dana Drago, lost her courageous battle with Alzheimer's in February of last year, passing away just weeks shy of her 59th birthday. I'm extremely honored for the opportunity to coach in her memory for another season.
In addition to honoring Dana’s memory, I once again dedicate this season to Dana's best friend and primary caretaker, Misty Keown. Alzheimer's is one of those diseases that can be as hard or harder on the caretaker than on the patient. Misty is one of the most caring and selfless people I know and I'm privileged to call her one of my best friends. Misty never left Dana's side during her four-year fight. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to dedicate another season to Misty.
With your unbelievable support and generosity, I have raised over $40,000 in just three seasons to support efforts to eradicate this dreaded disease. I'm aiming high again this year, as I want to break the $50,000 career fundraising mark. Thank you in advance for any donations and for forwarding this email along to anyone you believe would want to join the fight against Alzheimer's and dementia.
EVENT DATE: AUG 11, 2018 BvB Dallas is a young-professional organization that hosts a powder-puff football game for a day of fun, fellowship, philanthropy and enjoyment as a way of raising money for Alzheimer’s research and awareness. Founded by sisters whose father was afflicted by Alzheimer’s, BvB is a personal way for young professionals across the country to raise awareness, funds and support to TACKLE ALZHEIMER'S FOREVER. GAME DAY: The 11th Annual BvB Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game will be held at the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park on Saturday, August 11th. Kick-Off will be held at 7:30pm and the after-party will be held on the front steps of the stadium immediately following the game. We hope to see you there! Your $25 donation or more to BvB Dallas gains your entrance to the game and after-party. There are no physical tickets. All donors' names will be held at will-call on Game Day at the stadium.