Thursday, May 28, 2009

Trenton Thunder Blood Drive

Received this press release from the Thunder earlier today. Great idea.

Team Partners With Community Blood Council of NJ To Offer Prize Pack Worth $1,200 To A Pair Of Lucky Donors

(Trenton, NJ) The Trenton Thunder, Double A affiliate of the New York Yankees, and the Community Blood Council of New Jersey have announced a partnership that features a pair of blood drives at Waterfront Park this summer where lucky donors will win prize packs valued at $1,200 each.
The Community Blood Council "Blood Mobile" will be stationed at Waterfront Park on June 13 and August 8 from 2:00 PM until 7:00 PM. One lucky donor from each drive will win a "Summer Entertainment Prize Pack" that includes Thunder tickets, passes to area amusement parks and restaurant gift cards totaling $1,200 in value.
Prize Pack for June 13: · 2 Half Season Tickets for 2009 (20 games)
· 4 Six Flags Passes
· 4 Sesame Place Passes
· $20 in On the Border Gift Certificates
· $20 in Bird Bucks to Red Robin
· Thunder T-Shirt

Prize Pack for August 8:
· 2 Half Season Tickets for 2010
· 4 Six Flags Passes (good for 2009 only)
· 4 Sesame Place Passes (good for 2009 only)
· $20 in On the Border Gift Certificates
· $20 in Bird Bucks to Red Robin
· Thunder T-Shirt

While the exact odds of winning the prize pack are impossible to determine, the goal of each blood drive is 30 submissions. In addition, all donors will receive a Trenton Thunder coupon good for $5 off a club level seat. Thunder staff, interns and the staff of Food Service America are encouraged to participate in the blood drive, but are not eligible for the prize raffle. The prizes are courtesy of the Trenton Thunder and are non-transferable.
The Thunder take on the Binghamton Mets in a separate admission Double-Header on June 13. The first game begins at 1:05 PM and will feature a Joba Chamberlain Replica Jersey giveaway for the first 1,500 fans ages 5 to 15 thanks to TD Bank. The second game starts at 7:05 PM and will feature post-game fireworks. Fans should note, that the blood drive begins at 2:00 PM that day.
On August 8, the Thunder will take on the Harrisburg Senators (Washington Nationals). There will be post-game fireworks thanks to UTZ Quality Snacks.
Fans are encouraged to contact the Community Blood Council, 609.883.9750, in advance to schedule a time for their donation.
The Community Blood Council of New Jersey, Inc. has been providing blood support in this region for 40 years. They are a non-profit, governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees. CBCNJ is licensed as a community blood bank by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (#0137) and the Food & Drug Administration (#1247).
The Thunder have announced that all kids will eat for free at Waterfront Park all season long. All children with a ticket, ages 12 and under, will receive a voucher upon entering the ballpark good for a free hot dog, bag of potato chips, and a 12 oz. fountain soda at all 71 Thunder home games this season.
The Thunder are the only team in Minor League Baseball history at the Double A Level or below to draw over 400,000 fans for 14 consecutive seasons and have drawn over 6 million in attendance in its 15-year history.

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