CHARGERS BLOOD DRIVE 30 ANNOUNCED; ADMISSION TO GRAND EXHIBIT HALL $5; REFUND AVAILABLE TO DONORS AFTER THEY GIVE BLOODPosted: October 10, 2008
Attention Chargers fans…you're invited to make a difference in our community by donating blood at the 30th annual Chargers Blood Drive, presented by San Diego County Credit Union, on Tuesday, November 25, at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley, from 9am to 7pm. You will also have the potential to save someone's life by joining the National Marrow Donor Program registry, free of charge.
You may stop in at your convenience throughout the day or schedule an appointment to donate by visiting SanDiegoBloodBank.org or by calling 1-800-4MY-SDBB (800-469-7322). After you donate, please stay to enjoy food, refreshments, entertainment and the chance to collect personal autographs from your favorite Chargers players and Charger Girls. Participants who do not plan to donate blood at the event will be charged a $5 entry fee ($1 for Children under age 17). Blood donors and those who are deferred will be refunded the admission price after they donate.
Once again, the highlight of the day's festivities will be the Chargers Family Fashion Show, featuring Chargers players and their families, sporting amazing fashions provided by local retailers.
The San Diego Blood Bank will provide donors the opportunity to secure a coveted Chargers Blood Drive 30 long-sleeve T-shirt, in "Chargers Blue" this year, by donating the week before the drive (Monday, November 17, through Monday, November 24) during a special Chargers Mania Blood Drive at all San Diego Blood Bank donor centers and mobile drives. Donors will be awarded a voucher that may be redeemed at the Chargers Blood Drive for a T-shirt, as well as free admission into the Grand Exhibit Hall and a VIP wristband for the autograph line.
Donors will also have the opportunity to purchase an entry to win a 2009 Honda CRV, donated by the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, which will be given away at the Chargers drive on the 25th. You may purchase your entries for the Honda drawing online NOW on the online entry form.
The Chargers Blood Drive is made possible by presenting sponsor San Diego County Credit Union, as well as major sponsors Grossmont Healthcare District, Cox Channel 4, the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, Darrell and Kathy Issa and the Issa Family Foundation and Mercer Health & Benefits.