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Denver Broncos Drive For Life XVII to take place Tuesday

DENVER — Drive for Life XVII, Bonfils Blood Center's 17th annual Denver Broncos Community Blood Drive, will take place on Tuesday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. This year's Drive for Life features the new donor-exclusive Bonfils Fan Zone, where blood donors will have the opportunity to meet Broncos players, alumni and cheerleaders and join in interactive games and activities.

In a change from previous years, Denver Broncos players will be on-site throughout the day in various roles including escorting donors to the donor beds, distributing refreshments and T-shirts to donors, and more.

Interactive games and activities will be on-site in addition to the Super Bowl trophies. Donors will receive a goodie bag filled with a commemorative T-shirt and lapel pin, enjoy free stadium food and entertainment, and have a chance to win great raffle prizes, including footballs signed by current Denver Broncos.

Fans will have the opportunity to take a guided behind-the-scenes stadium tour for a $20 tax-deductible donation benefitting Bonfils Blood Center. Stops on the tour include the visitors' locker room, production control room, Thunder's stall, and more.

Drive for Life is Colorado's largest single-day community blood drive, with nearly 31,000 donors translating to assistance to more than 90,000 patients over its 16-year span. The annual event put on by Bonfils Blood Center is sponsored by the Broncos in conjunction with 9News, The Denver Post and Sports Radio 104.3 The Fan.

Blood donors do not need an appointment but are strongly encouraged to check to see if they are eligible to give blood by calling Bonfils' Donor Relations Department at 303-363-2202 or visiting www.bonfils.org prior to attending Drive for Life on Tuesday.

Parking is free and available on the west side of the stadium. Donors should enter the stadium through Gate 2 located on the west side of the stadium.

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