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American Red Cross and the Milwaukee Wave Join to Recognize Everyday Superheroes

Badger-Hawkeye

November 8, 2007
 

Milwaukee, Wis. – Some superheroes wear capes. Others fly, boast X-ray vision or flash a mean Freeze Ray. Everyday Superheroes are equally awe-inspiring, without all the cartoon magic. They rush into burning homes, volunteer for combat or keep the peace. They labor at soup kitchens, work with inner-city youth or comfort the infirm. They are your neighbors and friends.

The Milwaukee Wave professional indoor soccer team, Newsradio 620 WTMJ and the American Red Cross are teaming up to honor "Everyday Superheroes" on Friday, Dec. 7, when the Wave host the Philadelphia KiXX at the U.S. Cellular Arena. Be a hero yourself by donating blood to the Red Cross during the event from noon to 6 p.m. Area policemen and firefighters will square off in a pre-game "Battle of the Badges" dodgeball tournament, with the finals held at halftime. Jeff Wagner of Newsradio 620 WTMJ will emcee the halftime, which also includes presentation of the winners of a communitywide "Everyday Superheroes" contest. A military color guard and National Anthem will round out the event. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Everyone who donates blood to the Red Cross during" Everyday Superheroes" will receive two free ticket vouchers to a different Milwaukee Wave home game, a voucher for free parking at the Hyatt garage just across the street from the U.S. Cellular Arena, and a T-shirt.

"We're all aware of the individuals who make our community better, but as we're pulled in six different directions in our daily lives, we rarely take the time to commend these people," said Matt Schroeder, director of public, media and community relations for the Milwaukee Wave. "It is our hope that on the 66th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, people in southeastern Wisconsin will bring their families together and salute our ‘Everyday Supheroes' while also enjoying some great professional indoor soccer action."

The Wave are Milwaukee's most successful professional sports team, with four world championships (1998, 2000, 2001, 2005) and an active streak of 14 postseason appearances. Their "Everyday Superheroes" opponent, the Philadelphia KiXX, was the Major Indoor Soccer League champion in 2007.

Group tickets start at just $14 and can be purchased by calling the Wave office at (414) 224-9283. Individual tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the U.S. Cellular Arena box office.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1.800.GIVE.LIFE (1.800. 448.3543) or visit givebloodgivelife.org to make an appointment or more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be at least 17 years old, and must weigh at least 110 pounds.

About the Red Cross

The Mid-America Division of the American Red Cross Blood Services supplies blood products to
nearly 250 hospitals in 10 states and across the nation. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of more than 370,000 volunteer blood donors, nearly 8,300 blood drive coordinators and more than 2,100 employees to collect the blood that helps save thousands of lives each year. The Mid-America Division is one of nine Red Cross Blood Services Divisions located throughout the United States. Together, these divisions collect nearly 40% of the nation's blood supply. 

Location

Milwaukee, WI
United States
43° 2' 20.0508" N, 87° 54' 23.3064" W
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