San Diego County Credit Union is presenting sponsor of Chargers Blood Drive

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

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 Over the past 34 years, the Chargers Blood Drive has collected more than 70,000 pints of blood.