TinCaps Join Red Cross to Help Save Lives

       The Fort Wayne TinCaps are rallying to help save lives on Tuesday, June 11, to try to boost the blood supply as they host a special blood drive at Parkview Field. Just as the TinCaps rally on the field to win the game, they’re encouraging fans to rally to help save lives through blood donation with the American Red Cross. Each donor can help save up to three lives with just one donation.

       The TinCaps blood drive will take place on Tuesday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Parkview Field in the Lincoln Financial Event Center, located on the right field concourse. Come to donate and receive a ticket to that night’s TinCaps game and an American Red Cross insulated cooler tote. New donors will also be recognized during that night’s first pitch ceremonies as part of the TinCaps Rookie Blood Donor Team.

       “The Red Cross is excited to once again partner with the Fort Wayne TinCaps to help boost our blood supply this summer,“ said Sharyn Whitman, CEO for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.  “Summer is a difficult time to collect blood.  While many families are traveling and regular blood donors often take a break from giving blood.  We must rely on businesses and the community to help ensure an adequate blood supply during this critical time,” said Whitman.

      “The TinCaps are excited to get another chance to partner with the American Red Cross,” said Michael Limmer, Vice President of Marketing and Promotions for the Fort Wayne TinCaps.  “We’d love to see everyone come out to Parkview Field to give blood through the Red Cross and rally to help save lives.  A TinCaps ticket is the least we can do to thank people for helping to save a life.”

       Parking is available from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Silver Lot, located at the corner of Brackenridge and Ewing Streets across from the Main Gate.  Paid parking is also available in the Harrison Square Parking Garage or use nearby meter parking for $0.25 per hour.  

       Help the Fort Wayne TinCaps rally to help save lives on Tuesday and give the gift of life to patients in need!  Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log onto redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code “tincaps” to schedule your blood donation appointment.  Appointments are recommended; walk-ins are also welcomed