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FC Tucson partners with the American Red Cross of Southern Arizona

Posted at 8:20 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 23:27:10-04

TUCSON, Arizona — FC Tucson can't sell out any home games, so it's doing the next best thing, selling out a blood drive to help the American Red Cross.

Players will be on hand this Wednesday at the Food City Parking Lot on 2950 S. 6th Avenue to provide signed posters and bandanas as a token of gratitude.

"It was a good opportunity to give back at a time when no fans can come to our games," said defender Charlie Booth. "We have no involvement in the community right now, and it was a good chance to help out and promote ourselves while this whole thing is going on."

"It wasn't mandatory as some of our guys are petrified of needles," said head coach John Galas. "This was something they wanted to get involved with, and sign up for, and be passionate about. My guys are great. It's the least we can do at a time like this."

"That's what saves lives," said American Red Cross representative Karen Fontes. "And, we cannot stockpile blood. We have to keep the shelves readily and steadily filled. FC Tucson is helping with that, and we are grateful."

The American Red Cross wants to remind people that you do need to make an appointment in order to give blood.