TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts baseball team was a force for good on campus this week helping push a blood drive at Fireside in partnership with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.
"Our student-athletes realize how important it is to either donate blood or volunteer at these drives," Senior Associate Athletic Director Scott Higgins said. "It's especially great to see teams with 100 percent participation, like baseball."
OBI Blood Drive - Aug. 22-24
Golden Eagles' head coach Ryan Folmar with assistant coach Wes Davis were the first people in line to donate Wednesday, while the entire team either donated blood or volunteered for the cause between Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
"We are honored to be part of the OBI Blood Drive," Coach Folmar added. "To know you can have a direct impact on somebody's life is a humbling experience. We know we are helping to meet some of our local health care needs, as well as, being part of the Global Blood Fund."
ORU athletics also was represented by numerous other student-athletes, coaches and staff during the three-day event on campus.
In all, more than 200 members of the ORU community combined to give enough blood to save approximately 570 lives.
For more information, or to find other ways to donate and help the Oklahoma Blood Institute, visit OBI.org or call 1-877-340-8777.
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