TU and Notre Dame Alumni announce the “Blue and Gold Challenge”

October 21, 2010

In honor of the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the football field, Tulsa alumni from The University of Tulsa and The University of Notre Dame are using their rivalry to do good for the community. The “Blue and Gold Challenge” will see which alumni group can collect the most blood donations for their school in partnership with the American Red Cross.

Donations can be made at either Red Cross blood center from Monday, October 25-Friday, October 29th.  The winning alumni group will be presented with a plaque and bragging rights.

“Tulsa’s Notre Dame Alums are happy to be part of this important challenge,” said Lamar Guillory, President, Notre Dame Alumni Club of Tulsa.  “Winning the football game is important to us, but using the rivalry to accomplish good for our community is even more important.  I invite all Notre Dame Alums, supporters and fans to rally for the Irish.”

Red Cross centers are located at 10151 E. 11th St and 71st and Memorial (southwest corner). The Red Cross urges all those interested in participating in the “Blue and Gold Challenge” to call 1-800-Red Cross (1-800-733-2767) for center times and to make an appointment.

“Many TU alums will be unable to make the trip to South Bend so we are looking forward to showing our school spirit by participating in this Challenge,” said Geordie Matson, Tulsa Chapter TU Alumni President.“I invite all Tulsans to come show your support for the Golden Hurricane and save a life at the same time.”


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800-RED CROSS or log on to www.redcrossblood.orgfor more information or to schedule a blood donation appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (Beginning November 1,16 can donate witha completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.orgor join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.