West Virginia Wesleyan College football team partnered with Be The Match and the National Marrow Donor Program to host a bone marrow registration day.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, nearly 90 students and faculty had the opportunity to stop by the dining hall and get registered.
Head Football Coach Del Smith said the team takes the service project as a challenge and tries their hardest to get as many people signed up as possible.
“Football programs have strength in numbers. We have kind of used that as the way we have attacked service in our community from the get-go. It’s become competitive now. Obviously, the more people that are in the registry the better because there is a better chance for a match,” said Smith.
Be The Match is a foundation run by the National Marrow Donor Program and has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.