December 17-- Last week two rival schools came together for a friendly competition to help raise money for their respective booster clubs and help with blood donations in the process. The Vidalia Indian Booster Club and the Toombs County Booster Club had 66 units of blood donated as well as raised over $1,300 for their student athletes courtesy of McLendon Enterprises. McLendon donated $20 per blood donation to the respective booster clubs.
Biram Chapman, Blood Donor Account Manager for the American Red Cross was pleased with the response from the schools. “We had a great two days. Toombs County won the challenge 41 to 25 and we saved lots of lives and McLendon Enterprises stepped up and donated $20 per unit. Everyone had a wonderful time and we plan to make it an annual event,” said Chapman.
Chapman added, “McLendon donated $820 to the Toombs County Booster Club and $500 to the Vidalia Booster Club. Toombs County gets a trophy to hold on to and bragging rights for the next year. Someone in America needs blood every 2.5 seconds. Bottom line is it was a win-win for everyone involved but ultimately we saved lots of lives with this fun challenge.”