1953 marked the beginning of a new program of participation by the sports world in Red Cross activities. In this August article from a local Arlington newspaper, we've learned that this specific baseball game, hosted in the Nation's Capital, benefited the Red Cross Blood Donor Campaign and kicked off a nationwide program to raise funds for this program through sports.
Today, sports teams continue to show their support for the American Red Cross and many of its services, from blood donor awareness to disaster services and emergency preparedness. Recently, we excitedly announced a new partnership with the Washington Wizards, who is supporting our chapter and spreading disaster preparedness and awareness through a Red Cross night on January 22nd. We hope you'll usher in the new year and this new partnership by coming out to the game!