Donate Blood, Support Rugby, Support Your Community
Huns, Greys, Valkyries, and Youth Rugby Partner to
Benefit WE ARE BLOOD
Austin, TX (05/25/18) – Austin Huns Rugby Football Club announces a multi-club blood drive for the four weeks leading up the 21st Annual Bloodfest 7s Rugby Tournament. Participating clubs include the Austin Huns, Austin Valkyries, San Marcos Greys, San Marcos Sirens, and Huns Youth Rugby. Blood donations will be made at We Are Blood, which has three locations in Central Texas. Each club has a unique code to help credit their club with any donation or attempted donation.
The teams and codes are:
Huns Rugby: Group Code C943
Valkyries Rugby: Group Code C944
Greys/Sirens Rugby: Group Code C945
Huns Horde (Huns D3) and Huns Youth Rugby: Group Code C946
“We Are Blood has been a part of Central Texas since 1951, and we know that we count on our neighbors and family to help us keep our local blood supply healthy. So, we have a real appreciation for how strong the local rugby family is. It’s very cool to see these guys go at the game so hard, but then share a bond that they want to also use to help the broader community. We’re excited to see them bring that intensity and love to this drive.” -Rob Hill, Community Outreach Manager of We Are Blood.
"This blood drive shows that the rugby culture of Central Texas is united and very committed to not only growing the sport that we love, but also giving back to our community. We Are Blood has done fantastic work in Texas by spreading awareness and providing much-needed assistance to those in need. I couldn't be more thrilled to see my club partnering with them, and I look forward to doing our part to help with their mission for years to come," said Preston Reine, Community Outreach Director and 7s Team Manager for Huns Rugby
For those unable to give blood, cash contributions are also being collected. 50% of the collections will go to the club with the most donations under its respective code as a prize and 50% will go to We Are Blood. In the spirit of expanding the culture of rugby throughout Texas, all clubs are encouraging more than just rugby players to participate in this drive; friends, family, former players, and anyone else is all encouraged to donate in honor of their preferred club!
We Are Blood is the leading provider and protector of the Central Texas blood supply. Founded in 1951 as what became known as “The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas,” they rebranded in 2016, changing their name to “We Are Blood” to better reflect their mission as the exclusive community blood supplier for the region—currently serving over 40 hospitals in a 10-county area. Please read more about this great community here.
We Are Blood is the community partner of Huns Rugby for the annual Bloodfest 7s Rugby Tournament, which is the largest rugby tournament in Texas and the southwestern United States. This year’s tournament will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Round Rock Multipurpose Complex and is free to all spectators.
Please join the rugby community in encouraging others to donate to this very exciting blood drive today! In order to set up your appointment and view donation locations, please visit https://weareblood.org/donate-blood/
You can also call/email We Are Blood for the following:
About Austin Huns Rugby
The Austin Huns Rugby Football Club is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing rugby players in the Austin area, and are the current U.S. Division 1 National Champions. For more information about Austin Huns Rugby, youth registration, and upcoming games and tournaments, visit AustinHunsRugby.com.