Girls of the gridiron – nearly 80 athletes in their 20s and 30s – will battle it out on the football field in NYC’s sixth annual Powder Puff Charity Football Game, a flag football competition, to raise money for CaringKind, the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving (formerly known as the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter). The charity event, called TackleALZ NYC, is expected to raise a total of $175,000 to support programs and services that benefit the New York City families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
The two teams will be divided to reflect the age-old rivalry between fair and dark-haired women. Redheads and women with “alternative hair color” will play for the team of their choice. Coaches, announcers, and fans will be on hand to help build an atmosphere of fierce, but friendly competition.
Mitch Merman, writer for WPIZ-TV will announce the game. Honorary coach Jude Waddy, a retired San Diego Chargers linebacker, will be in attendance.