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Amarillo’s Flag Football Showdown Takes Aim at Alzheimer’s

The executive director of The Cottages at Quail Creek talks about an upcoming event to help tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

Amarillo, TX, June 07, 2017 – Amarillo area residents itching for some pre-season gridiron action will want to head down to Bushland Falcon High School’s stadium on June 10 for the 2017 Blondes vs. Brunettes Tackling Alzheimer’s Together flag football game. The spirited event pits two teams of women against each other in a friendly battle that’s meant to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association while inspiring action.

“This year’s matchup promises to be a lot of fun while putting the spotlight on a condition more than 5 million Americans are living with today,” says Tiffany Alley, executive director of The Cottages at Quail Creek. “Since every dollar raised in Amarillo benefits residents of Amarillo who are living with Alzheimer’s, it is also a great community-based, grassroots way to provide direct support to neighbors and loved ones who are affected by this memory disorder.”

The Amarillo game is just one of many similar matchups planned across the country as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s RIVALZ event. Each local chapter is playing host to similar blondes vs. brunettes or east vs. west matchups in their own communities. The association is a global organization dedicated in advancing care and support for those living with Alzheimer’s disease across the world. It also funds worldwide research initiatives.

“From face-to-face support to online educational programs and research efforts, the money raised makes a difference right here in the Amarillo area,” Alley said.

Gates for the Saturday, June 10 Blondes vs. Brunettes game open at 5 p.m. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. A victory after party is planned after the game at the Piehl Barn. For tickets or to make a donation, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website. Tickets are also available by contacting Tiffany Alley at 806-553-6642.

Alley will be on the sidelines handing out water for the teams during the game. The Cottages at Quail Creek are the team’s sponsor. No matter who wins, however, Alley said the victory belongs to the Amarillo area for coming together to raise awareness and funding to tackle Alzheimer’s disease.

To find out more about The Cottages at Quail Creek, visit it online.

About The Cottages
The Cottages is dedicated to care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders.  The Cottage concept provides a home-like environment tailored to meet individual needs based on physical, mental and emotional needs. The Cottages offers all-inclusive pricing with no level of care charges and all care and services are included. The Cottages currently has locations in Frisco, Round Rock, League City and Amarillo, Texas. The Cottages has been operating in Texas since 1997 and is family owned and operated by The Cottages Senior Living.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and The Cottages difference at www.alzcottages.com