Terre Haute, Ind. (WTHI)- High school football teams work together every fall and now the community needs their leadership.
Tonight it’s Terre Haute North Patriots teaming up with the Indiana Blood Center.
It’s all part of the Colts Leadership Challenge Blood Drive.
The center says high schools make up for 30 percent of blood needed for area hospitals. Therefore, they are lacking during the summer.
So, the Indiana Blood Center created the challenge with the Colts. Something they say is a creative way to get the donations they need.
“It also teaches these kids the importance of community involvement because the blood that we collect goes to 60 hospitals in the state of Indiana. They’re giving back to their own community,” said Shelly Shearer with the Indiana Blood Center.
Terre Haute North’s head coach Chris Barrett says it’s important for the team to donate and to try to get other to donate as well.
“Anytime you can help others in need it not only helps them, it helps you,” he said.
Three winning teams will get to watch the Colts practice at their training camp in Anderson. For full details visit The Indiana Blood Center’s website.