Wittenberg Wins Inaugural “Blood Battle” With Rival Wooster
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Student Senate organized a successful blood drive on Jan. 30, collecting 79 pints of donations to win the first-ever “Blood Battle” competition with North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) arch-rival Wooster.
The results were announced a few moments before tip-off of the Feb. 14 men’s basketball game against Wooster in Wittenberg’s Pam Evans Smith Arena. After it was revealed that Wittenberg was victorious by a count of 79-60, Wooster’s director of athletics donned a Wittenberg hat for the first half of the game.
“The turnout for the blood drive was great,” said Wittenberg SAAC Vice President Erin Slattery ’10. “It’s great to see that we can use the historic rivalry between Wittenberg and Wooster men’s basketball to do something good for the community. I’m glad we were able to get this project going this year, and we have already committed to a second round during the 2009-2010 basketball season.”