Grid Iron Blood Drive kicks off

The Russell County Chapter of the American Red Cross will have its Grid Iron Blood Drive, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. EST Nov. 8 at the Central Activities Center, 1500 15th St., Phenix City. The drive is sponsored by Wiregrass Hospice of Phenix City.

All donors will receive a "Blood Bowl" T-Shirt and will be entered into a drawing to win two round-trip tickets on Delta Air Lines. Donors can also enter to win either an Alabama football autographed by head coach Nick Saban and the University of Alabama football players or an Auburn football autographed by head coach Tommy Tuberville.

Another drawing will be held for a University of Alabama afghan or an Auburn University afghan.

Football fans are encouraged to come out and support their favorite team through giving blood. And if you cannot give, recruit someone to give instead.

For more information call Donna Brown, emergency services director for the Russell County chapter, at 334-298-3631.