West Texas A&M University President is issuing a challenge to students and the Canyon community to tie or beat a record during the Coffee Memorial Blood Center”s April Blood Drive on campus.

WT officials say Wendler will treat the campus to a picnic luncheon May 1st if faculty, staff, and the community donate 200 units of blood. The drive will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.April 16th to the 18th in the school’s Legacy Hall.

CMBC recruitment Manager Misti Newsomen says WT is one of the group’s bigget partners but the numbers have fallen off since a high of over 200 units were donated in 2018.

Dr. Wendler says he’ll will personally donate blood and says he expects WT to also step up and walk the walk.

All donors who enter into the challenge have a chance to win a new iPad and will get a free tee-shirt, a $10 Pak-A-Sak

gift card, and one free entry to AMP’d Adventure Park in Amarillo and Oklahoma City Zoo.