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Tackling Alzheimer's with Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

A group of ladies in the Midlands are lacing up their cleats, learning plays, and hitting the field to tackle Alzheimer's.

The name of the game is flag football and it's being played under an age old rivalry: blondes vs. brunettes. It's a fundraiser benefiting the support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

The first game of its kind was played in 2005 in Washington D.C. Since then it's been played throughout the nation 30 different cities. Now it has come to Columbia.

Both teams, the Blondes and Brunettes, practice weekly and will get a month of practice before the big game.

People can donate to individual players or the teams, and buy tickets to the game by clicking here.

WIS reporter Katie McKee will be trying out her recently-learned football skills to help tackle Alzheimer's. She's playing in the game June 14th at 1pm at Hammond School.

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