Local Law Professional Steps Up to Coach Fight to #EndAlz

Durham resident Devon Newton started playing football when he was four years old. The sport stayed with him through high school; he even coached his college team (although he jokingly admits you wouldn’t be impressed with this if you knew where he went to college). Devon has a passion for the game that is honest […]

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Date Change Doesn’t Slow Down RivALZ Veteran, Tamara

The Alzheimer’s Association recently announced that due to guidance from local public health agencies regarding COVID-19, the 2020 RivALZ- Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh (RivALZ Raleigh) flag football game fundraiser originally planned for June 13, but has been rescheduled for October 3. But that’s not halting Tamara Friend, member of the RivALZ Raleigh planning committee, who […]

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Elizabeth Plays Flag Football for the First Time to Honor Her Father

Two years ago, Elizabeth Reinstein was a normal college student at East Carolina University, worried about finals and finishing her senior year. But when she graduated, her whole life changed. Her father, Jay, who she describes as her sports-watching buddy and “best friend,” was diagnosed with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He was only 57. “It hit […]

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Dawn Plays for Her Father Who Was Once Her #1 Fan

When Dawn Cocker first joined RivALZ – Blondes vs. Brunettes Raleigh, she was just looking for a way to stay active while giving back to her community. RivALZ is a volunteer-driven flag football fundraiser where two teams of young professional women (and men) are organized around age-old rivalries – East vs. West, Blondes vs. Brunettes, […]

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