MAAC Blood Drive Challenge Comes to Manhattan College on Oct. 4

As a part of the first-ever MAAC Blood Drive Challenge, Manhattan College and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Smith Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

As a part of the first-ever MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Blood Drive Challenge, Manhattan College and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive in Smith Auditorium on Tuesday, Oct. 4.  The entire Manhattan College community and alumni are encouraged to join in the goodwill effort. The blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is also open to the general public. 

Those in attendance will receive a custom Manhattan College/MAAC Blood Drive Challenge t-shirt and have an opportunity to win men’s and women’s basketball season tickets. A grand prize of an Apple IPad will also be raffled off to one student. In addition, there will be appearances by Steve Masiello, men’s basketball coach and John Olenowski, women’s basketball coach to greet fans and alumni in attendance.

The American Red Cross and the MAAC joined together to create the MAAC Blood Drive Challenge as a fun and competitive way to emphasize the critical importance of donating blood. The institution that has the most actual donors will win the inaugural American Red Cross MAAC Blood Drive Challenge and receive a commemorative trophy at an on-campus event later in the year. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, fans and the local community are all encouraged to support and participate in the drive.  However, in-season student-athletes are not permitted to donate.

For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Lois Harr by phone at (718) 862-7142. Also, visit the American Red Cross’ tips for a successful donation to learn more about donating blood.