August 13, 2019

DAYTON, Ohio -Downtown Dayton businesses Warped Wing Brewing Co. and Drake's Downtown Gym will sponsor a "Dayton Strong" community blood drive Friday, Aug. 16 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dayton Community Blood Center, 349 S. Main St. Make an appointment to donate online at or call (937) 461-3220.

Warped Wing and Drake's are sponsoring the blood drive as a show of support for victims of the Oregon District mass shooting and the downtown Dayton community.

In the six days following the shooting 1,708 people registered to donate whole blood, platelets and plasma with CBC, including 171 first-time donors. The Aug. 9 "Dayton Strong" blood drive totaled 146 donors.

Warped Wing and Drake's will thank donors with special refreshments, including donuts and cookies from Evans Bakery, Esther Price chocolates, and coffee from Press Coffee Bar. Everyone who registers to donate can enter raffles for a Warped Wing gift basket; four tickets to the Saturday, Aug. 17 Alebeast Summer Knockout 2019 sparring event; and a one-month Drake's membership.

Everyone who registers to donate will also receive the "My Commitment Defines Me - I Donate Blood" t-shirt and a chance to win the YETI Adventure Package grand prize in the CBC Lifesaving Adventure campaign.