Tennessee, Kentucky fans face off to help save lives at second annual UT-UK Blood Challenge

October 4, 2017

Give blood in support of UT or UK Oct. 18-20 and be entered to win a pair of tickets to the UT vs. UK football game Oct. 28










NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2017) — The University of Tennessee (UT) Volunteers and University of Kentucky (UK) Wildcats will soon take to the football field for the annual rivalry game. Before the teams meet up on the gridiron, the American Red Cross invites fans and alumni to show their school spirit by giving blood at the second annual UT-UK Blood Challenge, Oct. 18 – 20 at participating Red Cross donor centers in Middle Tennessee and Western Kentucky.

Last year, UT fans took home major bragging rights by winning the first UT-UK Blood Challenge. This year, it is anyone’s game. Whether you bleed orange or blue, all presenting donors will have an opportunity to cast a vote for their favorite team on the blood drive sign-in sheet and will be automatically entered into a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the UT-UK football game, Oct. 28 in Lexington, KY. The team with the most presenting donors wins.

“I want to challenge Kentucky fans to come out and show that they bleed blue,” said Susan Turner, South Central Kentucky Red Cross board member. “Giving blood is a great way to support hospital patients and help make our communities stronger.”

Blood and platelet donations are essential to fulfil the Red Cross mission to save lives. The donations from this drive could help save the lives of many patients in need, such as heart surgery patients, accident victims and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer, or sickle cell disease.

“I’m a proud supporter of the Red Cross and the Vols, and I hope all Tennessee fans will donate blood for this challenge,” said Anna Smith, Nashville Red Cross board member and UT alumna. “Giving blood is easy and it helps saves lives.”

All eligible donors are needed. Fans can participate by presenting to give blood at the following Red Cross Blood Donation Centers:

Nashville Blood Donation Center

Wednesday, Oct. 18

9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

9:15 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20

7:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

2201 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN 37203      

Murfreesboro Blood Donation Center

Thursday, Oct. 19

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20

7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

501 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Paducah Blood Donation Center

Thursday, Oct. 19

 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

4635 Falconcrest Drive, Paducah, KY 42001

Bowling Green Donation Center

Friday, Oct. 20

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1021 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY 42101

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for 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. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, from a computer or mobile device. To get started and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass and follow the instructions on the site.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

UT – UK Blood Challenge – Grand Prize Sweepstakes Official Rules
1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. UT – UK Blood Challenge Sweepstakes (“Promotion”) is subject to the following rules and regulations.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND DEADLINES: Promotion begins 12:01 a.m. Central Time (“CT”) on Oct. 18, 2017 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on Oct. 20, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”). Promotion is open only to individuals who are legal residents and physically located in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia, who are at least the age of majority or older (which is eighteen (18) in most states but is nineteen (19) in Alabama and Nebraska and twenty-one (21) in Mississippi) at the time of entry. The American National Red Cross and its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and franchisees, advertising, and promotional agencies, distributors and dealers, are the “Sponsors” of the Promotion. Employees of the Sponsors and each of such employee’s immediate family members (persons with whom they are domiciled) are not eligible to participate. All entrants must have a valid address and phone number. Sponsors may require satisfactory proof of entrant’s identity. Void in Puerto Rico, outside the United States and where prohibited by law. By participating in this Promotion, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules.
3. TO ENTER: All required steps specified herein are referred to as the “Entry”. Donors must enter the promotion by signing the UT – UK Blood Challenge sign-in sheet and providing a valid phone number at a participating blood donation center during the promotion period. Limit one (1) entry per person per promotional timeframe.
Participating American Red Cross Blood Donation Centers:
Nashville Blood Donation Center 2201 Charlotte Avenue Nashville, TN 37203
Paducah Blood Donation Center 4635 Falconcrest Drive Paducah, KY 4200
Murfreesboro Blood Donation Center 501 Memorial Blvd. Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Bowling Green Blood Donation Center 1021 Wilkinson Trace Bowling Green, KY 42101
4. DRAWING: Decisions of the random drawing are final. Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received.
One (1) prize winner will be selected based on the following process:
All individuals who entered via the sign-in sheet during the sweepstakes period at a participating American Red Cross Blood Donation Center will be combined to one list. One (1) prize winner will be selected from the list in a random drawing to be held on or about October 23, 2017. Presenting donors may appear once in the list of all entrants. The potential grand prize winner will be notified by phone on or around October 23, 2017. The prize winner will receive their tickets via email around October 24, 2017.
Two tickets to the University of Tennessee vs. University of Kentucky football game on Saturday, October 28, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. The pair of tickets is valued at $180.00.
6. GENERAL RULES: The sweepstakes winner will be responsible for all taxes, license, title fees, insurance and any other costs to own and operate the Prize. Travel and lodging is not included. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All materials submitted become the property of the Sponsors and will not be acknowledged or returned. Grand prize winner must sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form, which will be included in the winning email notice. Noncompliance within this requirement will result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected, time permitting. Sponsors, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value. Sponsors are not responsible for the quality or utility of any prize, nor are they responsible for delays in delivery of any prize. Sponsor makes no warranty with respect to any prize. By accepting prize, winner consents to the use of his/her name, photograph or likeness for publicity or advertising purposes without further compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. By participating, entrants agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors and all of the entities (the “Promotional Participants”) involved in the provision of the Prize (together, Sponsors and the Promotional Participants are the “Released Parties”) from any and all liability with respect to or in any way arising from or in connection with this
Sweepstakes and/or acceptance or use of the prize, including liability for personal injury, bodily injury, death, damages and/or loss. By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. The failure of either Sponsor or the Promotional Participants to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, act of domestic terrorism, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of either (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations) or other force majeure event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Sponsors and the Promotional Participants are not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing, the offering or the announcement of any prize or in the administration of the Sweepstakes. Sponsors’ names and/or likenesses are used by Authority of Sponsor.
7. LIMITATIONS TO LIABILITY: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (i) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, technology outage, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of entries, whether caused by the sender or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (ii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iii) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (iv) electronic, clerical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the transmission, receipt or processing of entries or notification of winners; or (v) any injury or damage to persons or property, including but not limited to entrant’s computer, hardware or software, which may caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, Sponsors reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel the Sweepstakes for any reason. In doing so, Sponsors are not obligated to give away the prize. In addition, Sponsors may terminate, modify, cancel or suspend this Sweepstakes if fraud, technical failures including any network server or hardware failure, viruses, bugs, errors in programming, or any other errors or other causes beyond their control corrupt the administration, security, or proper play, of the Sweepstakes. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall the Released Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages that result from the use of or inability to use the web site, or out of any breach of any warranty. This exclusion or limitation of liability will not apply to the extent that any applicable statute prohibits such exclusion or limitation of liability. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, EVERYTHING ON THE SPONSOR’S WEB SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR RESTRICTIONS. Any attempt by an entrant or other individual to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of this promotion, including but not limited to, any fraudulent claims, may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such an attempt be made, Sponsors reserve the right to seek remedies and damages from any such individual, to the fullest extent permitted by law, including criminal prosecution. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. Participant engaging in any of the foregoing activities may be disqualified and will forfeit any prizes won.
8. WIN LIST OR OFFICIAL RULES REQUEST: To receive a copy of these Official Rules and the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope in a separate first class stamped envelope to: American Red Cross, attn: Marketing – UT – UK Blood Challenge – 2201 Charlotte Ave. Nashville, TN 37203. Requests should be received no later than Nov. 17, 2017.

9. SPONSOR: The American Red Cross