Nov. 19, 2008
By Zak Gilbert
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The age-old gridiron rivalry between Colorado State and Wyoming has an added incentive again this season, and fans now are part of the game.
Before supporters of the two schools converge in Laramie Saturday, those fans can square off in another arena on Friday -- donating blood.
The second annual `Border War Blood Drive' is Friday and the winner, like the winner of the football game, receives a traveling trophy. Fans who donate the most blood will win for their school the Bronze Heart, which drive organizers will present at the game. CSU won last year.
Colorado State is working with the Garth Englund Blood Donation Center, part of the Poudre Valley Health System, to encourage fans to help save lives by unselfishly donating blood. CSU students, faculty, alumni and friends are asked to schedule time on their calendars on Friday to stop by the Hall of Fame Room in Moby Arena from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The first 50 donors will receive a free T-shirt, and walk-up appointments are available as the Rams bid to defend their title after winning the competition last year.