By Rick Griffin
San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution with three local East County branches in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, is returning as the presenting sponsor of the San Diego Blood Bank’s Chargers Blood Drive XXXV from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. SDCCU has supported this event for the past 15 years.
As the community’s longest running and most successful life-saving event of the year, the Chargers Blood Drive is one of the largest single-day blood drives in the nation. The event features continuous entertainment, refreshments and an opportunity for autographs from Chargers players and Charger Girls cheerleaders. Parking is free for donors who will also receive a voucher that can be redeemed for a t-shirt, as well as a VIP wristband for the autograph line. Donors also will have the opportunity to purchase an entry to win a new Honda CR-V, donated by the Honda Dealers of San Diego County, which will be given away on Nov. 26. Free bone marrow registry testing also will be available for attendees.
In addition to SDCCU, other sponsors include American Icon Autographs, the Darrell and Kathy Issa Family Foundation, Honda Dealers of San Diego County, San Diego Gas & Electric, Atlas Technologies, and Grossmont Healthcare District. For more event information visit SanDiegoBloodBank.org. Over the past 34 years, the Chargers Blood Drive has collected more than 70,000 pints of blood.