Thursday, August 14, 2008

Save-A-Life Blood Drive


This Saturday, August 16th, Our Washington Nationals and The American Red Cross are teaming up for their Annual "Saturday Save-A-Life Blood Drive. WTTG-TV 5 and WDCA-TV 20 are also participating. From 8AM to 2PM, anyone wishing to donate blood to The American Red Cross may do so at New Nationals Park inside The Conference Center.

Our Manager Manny Acta and Our Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman will be on hand to greet donors from 12:30PM until 1:30PM that day. Anyone participating in the Blood Drive will also receive two free tickets to an upcoming September Home Game.

Complete Details in The Press Release:

Washington Nationals, WTTG-TV Fox 5 and WDCA-TV My20 Host Fourth Annual Save-A-Life Saturday Blood Drive to Benefit the American Red Cross

WHAT: The Washington Nationals, WTTG-TV FOX 5 and WDCA-TV My20 are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Fourth Annual “Save-A-Life Saturday” to save lives through blood donation. All participants will receive two tickets to a Washington Nationals home game in September, an American Red Cross T-shirt and the knowledge that they’ve helped save a life. The 2007 Save-A-Life Saturday drive collected 140 pints of useable blood.

WHO: Washington Nationals second-year Manager Manny Acta, and WTTG-TV anchors Sue Palka and Tony Perkins taped television and in-stadium Public Service Announcements (PSA’s) to promote “Save-A-Life Saturday.”

Nationals Manager Manny Acta and Third Baseman Ryan Zimmerman will greet donors from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm to thank them for their contribution. WTTG-TV anchor Will Thomas will be on-site from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm to promote the event. Nationals Mascot “Screech” will also make an appearance.

WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2008

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies

First Pitch – 7:10 pm

WHERE: Nationals Park

Conference Center 1500 South Capitol St, SE

Blood donors may enter Nationals Park through the Third Base Gate, located on South Capitol Street in between N St & Potomac Ave, SE .

For more information and/or to schedule your donation appointment, call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Save a LIfe"---Maybe some good sould can donate a blood transfusion to the Nationals franchise, before it totally self destructs.

Anonymous said...

I was at the game last night and was looking forward to you trying to put a positive spin on it. Was last night even too much for the African Queen and SBF to handle? I know for the first time ever I gave up on the team after six innings because it was pretty clear they'd given up on me.

Screech's Best Friend said...

Anonymous at 12:37PM--Sorry to dissapoint you, but going on three hours of sleep over two days and having to be at work at 5AM this morining--no use going over what was the worst loss of 2008. There was not much to say about last night's 12-0 loss.

I just didn't have the time. Real work was more important.

Anonymous said...

SBF, did you read Post writeup on the Lannan Q&A?

Screech's Best Friend said...

Post Write Up?

Anonymous said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/13/AR2008081304030.html

Screech's Best Friend said...

Thanks

SenatorNat said...

Eighteen shut-outs for Nats this year, so far, three in the last week: no new blood available for transfusion. Doesn't Colume remind one of a certain ex-National 2nd baseman in his passion for the game? Doesn't continuing to bat Kearns clean-up excite you as a fan - knowing that Manny is trying everything he can to get a win, day-in and day-out. Isn't it great that we are self-congratulating ourselves for trading Church for Milledge - since Church doesn't even play! (Even after he departs, brass still treat him like garbage...) Aren't we just a ball of fire, out there? Couldn't Bergmann have at least gone over to Zimmerman, and said: "Here, you throw a couple in there, and I'll handle third for a couple of batters."

Couldn't we at least make it interesting?

Trust in stoicism to get you through the night. All Serious.

Chris Needham said...

I recommend reading Baltimore blogs! Happier times! That anonymous commenter was right.

Anonymous said...

Sure attendance is higher (with most of the people in the stadium either barely interested in the game or have never heard of John Lannan). The Nationals right now are an even more wobegone, pathetic franchise than the Expos were, and i used to live in Montreal.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/17/us/17cross.html?hp