Thursday, July 23, 2009

Petey's Promise Celebrates 1 Year with the Kannapolis Intimidators

HARRISBURG, NC - Petey's Promise celebrated their one year birthday/ anniversary Wednesday, July 22nd with the Kannopolis Intimidators. Not only did Petey be throwing out the first pitch, but all the fans joined together to sing Happy Birthday to Petey during one of the first three innings.

"We are so excited to celebrate our one year anniversary of helping pets and pet owners in need," said Liz Mellott, President and Founder of Petey's Promise - Provisions for Pets in Need. "What better way to do that than a big birthday party at the Kannapolis Intimidators baseball game?"

Those interested in receiving assistance for their pets or are interested in providing pet food, supplies or a monitary donation can visit,
email: or call Liz Mellott at (704)654-9231.

Give blood, help save a life, and get a free haircut while you’re at it.

Sport Clips in North and South Carolina partner with Carolinas Blood Services to increase August Blood Donations.

Sport Clips men’s and boy’s hair care providers in North and South Carolina will give you a free haircut when you donate blood through a Carolinas American Red Cross donor center during the month of August.

Matt Lewis, Sport Clips area developer for North Carolina, a regular blood donor, is heading up the effort to increase blood donations, along with Sport Clips South Carolina Area Developer Rosemary Gozur, and Sport Clips team members at 51 stores.

“Blood donations taper off in the summer due to vacations and holidays, and we hope to encourage more donors to take the time to give by offering them a free haircut as a bonus,” says Lewis. “Shortages in blood banks can be critical at the end of the summer, right before the Labor Day holiday. If we can promote blood donations during August, guys can help save a life and have the added bonus of a free ‘fall’ or ‘back to campus’ haircut while they’re at it.”

Carolina Blood Services Region CEO Robert “Bob” Fechner says, “The summer holiday season is a time when we all look forward to family gatherings and celebrations of the season. Sadly, some people cannot be with their families because they are in hospitals in need of blood or platelet transfusions not just to get well, but often just to survive. While most of us get swept up in the spirit of the holidays, let’s not forget there is a need for blood. This season should be recognized for what it truly is – a chance to give the gift of life for those in need.”

Blood donations drop as much as 15 percent during summer months, according to Carolina Blood Services. In North Carolina 1,600 people must give blood and platelets each weekday, and in South Carolina 500 donations per weekday are needed to meet hospital demand across 157 hospitals.

Donations can be made at any American Red Cross Blood Donor Center in North or South Carolina in order to receive the free haircut coupon. For more information about Sport Clips locations in North and South Carolina where free haircut coupons can be redeemed, visit