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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Oklahoma Blood Institute team up to host the annual All-American Blood Drive from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.
The All-American Blood Drive is held each summer at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to help boost the supply of blood available in the state of Oklahoma in preparation for the upcoming Independence Day weekend, as holidays often put stress on the area’s blood reserve.
All healthy adults age 16* and older who donate blood during the drive will receive two tickets to an upcoming 2018 OKC Dodgers game at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Their choice of games includes the Dodgers’ July 4 game against the Round Rock Express.
First-time donors will be entered into a raffle for a VIP experience with the OKC Dodgers, including four all-inclusive club tickets.
“The All-American Blood Drive plays a vital role in helping maintain our state’s blood supply during a busy time of year,” OKC Dodgers President/General Manager Michael Byrnes said. “We had a record turnout for last year’s blood drive and hope to match those numbers Saturday. As a thank you for their generosity, we want to treat everyone who donates to an OKC Dodgers game this season.”
Hot dogs will be served throughout the blood drive and free parking will be available for donors Saturday in the Joe Carter Lot, located just east of the ballpark at the corner of East Reno Avenue and Joe Carter Avenue. A golf cart will be available to shuttle donors back to the parking lot from the donation site along South Mickey Mantle Drive.
Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth-largest non-profit blood center in America and employs nearly 700 Oklahomans. OBI works with an estimated 1,000 volunteers and 2,600 blood drive coordinators. OBI donors provide blood utilized in more than 160 medical facilities in Oklahoma.
The Dodgers open a four-game home series Monday, June 25 against the Nashville Sounds at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The series continues with 7:05 p.m. games Tuesday and Wednesday. The four-game set against Nashville then wraps up with a 7:05 p.m. game on a $2 Thursday June 28, featuring $2 Pepsi products, bottled water and select beer.
Tickets are available through the OKC Dodgers ticket office located on South Mickey Mantle Drive, by phone at (405) 218-2182, or by visiting okcdodgers.com.
*Donors age 16 must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission. Donors age 17 must weigh at least 125 pounds, while donors age 18 must weigh at least 110 pounds.
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