Pioneers looking for fifth straight title
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Fans of the Tusculum Pioneers and Carson-Newman Eagles can support their team while aiding the East Tennessee Medic Regional Blood Center by participating in the 10th Annual Blood Drive Bowl today (Oct. 31).
The event is part of the festivities leading up to next Saturday’s football game between the Pioneers and Eagles that kicks off at 1:30 p.m. from the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field on Nov. 3rd. There will be several opportunities to donate blood.
Tusculum has been the top donor in six of the previous nine drives, including the last four in a row. TC won last year’s title by a 50-unit margin.
Today, Tusculum students, faculty, staff and fans may donate on the Greeneville campus at the Niswonger Student Commons from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Blood donations will also be taken on Thursday (Nov. 1) in front of Pal’s Restaurant, located in the Greeneville Commons on Tusculum Blvd. from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Blood donations may also be given during the week at the MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville (1601 Ailor Ave.) during the following hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please let the screener know your donation should count towards Tusculum College.
A tee-shirt will be provided to all donors, along a coupon from Pal’s Restaurant for either a free Iced Tea or a Frenchie Fry. Donors should bring a valid driver's license or other official photo ID in order to give blood. Medical prescreening and a free cholesterol test (no fasting necessary) will be provided at the sites. One donation a year exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood supplier processing fees at any U.S. hospital.
The winning school will be announced at halftime of the Nov. 3rd football game. Tusculum leads the series 6-3. The Pioneers won the inaugural title in 2003, again in 2005 and in each of the last four years (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011). Carson-Newman has captured bragging rights three times (2004, 2006, 2007).
For more information, contact the MEDIC Regional Blood Center at (865) 524-3074 or at www.medicblood.org.
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Tusculum/Carson-Newman Blood Bowl Drive Winners