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Red Cross Night at the Columbia Fireflies game

Red Cross Night at the Columbia Fireflies game
Duncan is a dedicated Red Cross volunteer who helps raise awareness about the importance of blood donation

The American Red Cross is hoping baseball fans will hit a home run for the community by joining its lifesaving work.

The Red Cross will join the Columbia Fireflies on May 17 as the Fireflies’ “Community Organization of the Game.” Volunteers and staff members will be at the 7:05 p.m. game to talk to attendees about volunteer opportunities and the work of the Red Cross in the community.

In addition, blood recipient Duncan Winburn will throw the first pitch of the game. Duncan, age 16, received blood when he was only a few days old. Born three months early, Duncan weighed just 2 pounds, 14 ounces at birth; blood donations helped save his life. While complications at birth led to the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, Duncan hasn't let that slow him down. Duncan is a dedicated Red Cross volunteer who helps raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and cerebral palsy, and inspires others to give blood.

Red Cross Night at the Columbia Fireflies game

Tuesday, May 17, 7:05 p.m.

Spirit Communications Park, 1640 Freed Drive, Columbia, SC 29201