Charity game holds meaning to Noblesville woman

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By Mark Ambrogi

 

Courtney Ginder, left, and teammate Allie Shanahan hold a trophy from the 2014 season. (Submit- ted photo)

Courtney Ginder, left, and teammate Allie Shanahan hold a trophy from the 2014 season. (Submit- ted photo)

Courtney Ginder has a heartfelt connection to Alzheimer’s Blondes vs. Brunettes Indianapolis flag football game.

“I play in BvB in memory of my grandparents, Norma Chance (maternal) and Bob Elsten (paternal), who I lost to Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010,” said Ginder, a Noblesville resident. “They were diagnosed when I was in middle school and passed (away) within six months of each other. My husband’s grandmother is also in the middle of her own battle with Alzheimer’s. I play and fundraise so that no one has to lose their loved ones twice, once in mind and again in body.”

Ginder will play for the Brunettes in the annual Alzheimer’s Association Blondes vs. Brunettes Indianapolis flag football game, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. June 25 at Eli Lilly & Company Colonel Field.

This is the third year Ginder, 25, has been been involved with Blondes vs. Brunettes. She also has been on the planning committee for the past three years as well.

“I had played powderpuff/flag football in high school, but besides being a huge football fan in general, this is really the only time I play flag football,” Ginder said. “It’s a great event that supports a cause that is very important to me and involves one of my favorite sports.”


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