A great post Valentine idea: we need you to get us blood!

This is what we were able to accomplish last year for the this great cause: blood saves lives.

And now we are getting ready to double the amount of dates (and add leagues) in Northern California, for later this summer.

https://scontent-b-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/954884_10200487726982076_1510730578_n.jpg click here: I gave blood and look what I got!

The idea initiated with Tom Petty (no) and put together with the great Bay Area Red Cross staff, and although really time limited, 6
Leagues (Resurrection, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, Undead Betties, and Sonoma County and Hollister participated, receiving donations of over 200 pints so far! This mean up to 800 lives could be saved.

And it was great for all involved on not only a community project level, but wonderful awareness of the leagues was heightened by the promotion and publicity generated by Brown Paper Tickets. And since Brown Paper Tickets is so involved in not just for profit, not all leagues were clients.

So this is now aimed at this year, and primarily at northern California, but if you want information on setting up elsewhere, the Red Cross and Brown Paper tickets will work with you…..and this is not part of a game day event and not just for Derby personnel. We will fill you in on all you need to do in advance (not nearly as much as the satisfaction you will get from participating). And the big blood bus will show up on the date(s) scheduled.

We are looking for 25 donors minimum for each location, and they get not only the traditional drinks and donuts, but the unique Let ’em Bleed tee shirt and the created skate Brown Paper Tickets cookie.

We are giving you plenty of time: scheduling for next August and September…..and the Red Cross has blocked out a number of prime dates:

To get information, please contact Hanna.Malak@redcross.org, or jerry@brownpapertickets.com, Derby@brownpapertickets.com.

One of those pints this year was mine…..and I hope it doesn’t affect the recipient badly.

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