Friday, August 07, 2009
Saturday's 5th Nationals Blood Drive
For this fifth consecutive year since Major League Baseball returned to Washington, DC--Our Washington Nationals will host a Blood Drive in cooperation with The American Red Cross. You may recall that 167 Pints of blood were collected last August 17th when Our Former Manager Manny Acta and Current 2009 All-Star Ryan Zimmerman made special appearances to thank, meet and greet the hundreds of volunteers and donors.
This Saturday, August 8th, from 8AM to 2PM on the Conference Level at Nationals Park--Red Cross Staff will be on hand to receive and help anyone become a blood donor. All donors will receive a commemorative Nats/Red Cross Tee-Shirt and two free tickets to an upcoming game at Nationals Park. Also, all donors will be entered into prize drawings for Nationals memorabilia and PNC Diamond Club Seats to another game featuring Our Washington Nationals.
For 2009, Rookie Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann will make a scheduled appearance to meet and greet staff and donors. Tentatively, JZ is expected to appear between 12 Noon and 1PM. But you are encouraged to register in advance.
Complete details in the press release below.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOST FIFTH ANNUAL BLOOD DRIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
Ballclub Aims To Collect 250 Pints of Blood on Saturday, August 8
The Washington Nationals will host the fifth annual Nationals Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Saturday, August 8 from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The Nationals have partnered with the Red Cross each season since returning to Washington for a blood drive in August; the 2008 drive collected 167 pints of blood.
The Nationals will host Blood Drive in the Nationals Park Conference Center, rooms three and four. Donors will receive a unique Nationals collectible t-shirt, two tickets to an upcoming Nationals home game, and the opportunity to win autographed memorabilia and a visit to batting practice along with four tickets in the PNC Diamond Club, along with the knowledge they’ve helped save a life. Nationals player Jordan Zimmermann (schedule permitting), will sign autographs and meet with donors during a portion of the drive. Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-GIVE-LIFE or visiting www.my-redcross.org. Parking is available for all donors in Nationals Park Garage C, located on the corners of 1st and N Street, SE. The Conference Center may be accessed through the Third Base Gate, located on South Capitol Street, SE.
“The Washington Nationals are thankful to our fans and to the community for contributing to the success of our blood drives over the past four years and we are hopeful that they will continue to support us as we aim to collect 250 pints of blood,” said Chartese Burnett, VP of Communications & Community Relations. “In our fifth year, we look forward to rolling up our sleeves with the community on August 8 to help save lives.”