It was an event that went on for nearly 40 years, the Chargers Blood Drive, held just before Thanksgiving each year.
But thankfully, the Chargers abandoning San Diego hasn’t left us without a holiday blood drive and the chance for past fans and still fans to give blood at a critical time of the year. And it is a critical time just 10 days before Christmas.
But thanks to the Padres and San Diego’s other pro and college sports teams and thanks to past and current celebrity athletes in San Diego, the San Diego Blood Bank will be able to collect hundreds of pints of blood where they usually before the holidays, at the Town and Country Convention Center.
It happens this Saturday at that same location but this new annual blood drive event will be something that is likely to become even more popular and ease the bitterness many still have over that team that skipped town.
Because San Diego is way bigger than the team we lost. And because San Diego cares about those who need blood now and in the future, just as we always have.
That’s why the name of this Saturday’s holiday blood drive at the Town and Country convention Center is San Diego Cares. And this year, all of San Diego’s sports teams will be taking part….the Padres, the Gulls, the new SD Kings and San Diego’s new professional soccer team along with San Diego State and USD.
San Diego does care and giving blood before the holidays is really critical so that everyone in San Diego can have a happier holiday.
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