CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Corpus Christi Hooks hit a home run for the Coastal Bend Blood Center.
They sponsored a blood drive at Whataburger Field Wednesday afternoon. The drive was called "Spread the love, Give some blood".
The Hooks advertised the blood drive on Facebook and as an added incentive, they were offering Astros replica game rings for anyone who donated blood. That offer caught the attention of Houston resident Rey Adam Sanchez.
"I said wow, I'm gonna be in Corpus tomorrow visiting my dad and my grandmother, so I said why not come, donate some blood and get me a ring while I'm here."
Blood donations have been down since the pandemic began.