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News from the San Diego Blood Bank

— Talented musicians from the North County could be the next star: San Diego Blood Bank seeking talented performers for Chargers blood drive in November

The talent search is on. The San Di­ego Blood Bank (SDBB) is inviting tal­ented singers and musicians to submit a video of their original song and win an opportunity to perform in front of sever­al thousand people at the Chargers Drive XXXVII on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Deadline for submission of videos is Monday, Nov. 2. Any style or genre of music is welcomed. Both individu­als and groups can submit. Videos (no longer than six minutes in length) can be posted at a website, The website is operated by, an online video-based so­cial network that features videos posted by talented individuals and groups who hope to be discovered.

Chargers Drive XXXVII is a day- long community-wide blood drive, con­sidered one of the largest and longest- running single-day blood drives in the nation. Over the past 36 years, the drive has collected more than 72,000 pints of blood. In addition to blood collection, the event will feature continuous enter­tainment, refreshments and an oppor­tunity for autographs from San Diego Chargers players, NFL alumni and the Charger Girls.

This year’s Chargers Drive XXX­VII, presented by San Diego County Credit Union, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Town and Country Resort Hotel & Conven­tion Center, 500 Hotel Circle South, in San Diego’s Mission Valley area. About 4,000 people are expected to attend.

David Wellis, SDBB CEO, said one performer will be selected by to perform at Chargers Drive XXXVII on Nov. 24. Three other performers will receive consolation cash prizes of $250, $100 and $50. “Don’t worry about video production, this contest is all about dis­covering local star talent,” said Wellis. “We encourage aspiring celebrities of all ages to give something back and help save a life by participating with us at this amazing, life-saving event that helps others in need.”

This is the second year SDBB has partnered with in a search for local talent to perform at its Chargers Drive event.

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