The Tin Caps and American Red Cross were looking to knock this blood drive out of the park. Their goal was to raise 300 pints of blood. It was a revolving door today at the Tin Caps blood drive. The wait to donate was an hour and a half at one point in the day. People didn’t let that deter them. Michael Limmer, the Tin Caps V.P. of Marketing, says “We figured if we were going to have a blood drive we might as well shoot for the record of 300, which is a baseball term that people say if you’re a good hitter, your going to hit 300.” American Red Cross officials say they tend to see a shortfall in donations during the summer months. Sharyn Whitman, CEO of the Indiana & Ohio American Red Cross, says “We have a lot of donations for high school and college students, and since they are not in session in the summer, to some extent those donations drop off.” And there was a little incentive for all donors today. Whitman says “They are receiving vouchers that can be exchanged for a ticket at the game. There is a red cross t-shirt, and they are entered into a weekly prize drawing for a $100 Meijer gift card.” Some people, like Christian Buls, say they would have donated even if tickets were not part of the deal. Buls says “I do it because I want to save lives. I don’t feel like any life should go to waste.” Blood donation banks were open throughout the Tin Caps game tonight. Anyone attending the game was able to donate.