Hair Wars

By Richard Mineards   |   July 25, 2019
Alzheimer's Association hosts sixth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game (photo by Priscilla)

It was an event to dye for when the Alzheimer’s Association hosted its sixth annual Blondes versus Brunettes flag football game at the Garden Street Academy.

The popular sports fest, which attracted more than 600 spectators and in past years has raised more than $450,000 for the cause, featured the Blondes led by Natalie Ford and Sarah Hilliard, and the Brunettes captained by Leane Ledbetter and Liz Zuniga.

Team Blonde co-captains Sarah Hilliard and Natalie Ford with Team Brunette co-captains Liz Zuniga and Leanne Ledbetter ready for the game (photo by Priscilla)

“It’s always enormous fun to watch,” said Gerd Jordano, chair of the women’s auxiliary, after Congressman Salud Carbajal conducted the coin toss.

The sunshine-soaked event, which was expected to raise around $100,000, was won by the Brunettes 24-7, who now hold the score for the six-match series at 4-2.

In California alone, there are half a million people living with Alzheimer’s, including more than 10,000 in Santa Barbara County.

An unforgettable afternoon…


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