CBC is scouting for donors during summer


DAYTON — Community Blood Center is scouting for donors this summer, and banking on a true American legend to help boost the summer blood supply.

An “Indian Scout Sixty,” descended from the historic line of America’s legendary Indian Motorcycle Company, is the grand prize in the CBC “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive 2017” campaign.

Everyone who registers to donate blood at a CBC Donor Center or a CBC mobile blood drive from May 28 through September 2 will be automatically entered in the drawing to win the Scout Sixty. Donors must be 18 by the end of the campaign period to win.

Eligible donors can enter the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the blood drive period. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com.

CBC is promising a dream machine to one very lucky blood donor in order to help boost the blood supply during the challenging summer months.

The Indian Motorcycle website describes the Scout Sixty as, “Experty balanced. Lightweight. And primed with 61 inches of liquid-cooled American muscle.” The Scout Sixty is a cruiser with a 999 cc V-twin engine. The grand prize motorcycle in the “Scouting for Donors” drawing is red, Indian’s trademark color.

CBC will select the winner from a group of 10 randomly-drawn finalists in mid-September. Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org .

“Our mission, in every season of the year, is to deliver the necessary blood to our area hospitals, where it is counted on to save lives.” said CBC Donor Relations Director Andrew Keelor. “We hope the dream of owning a classic motorcycle will be an extra incentive to our regular donors and potential new donors during the summer months when people sometimes get too busy to donate.”

Everyone who registers to donate during the summer months will receive a free “Scouting for Donors Summer Blood Drive” t-shirt. There will be three t-shirt designs during the “Scouting for Donors” campaign.

“Giving Blood, Saving Lives, That’s How I Roll! Donate Blood” is the slogan of the first t-shirt, offered May 30 through July 1. The t-shirt is dark blue and features a winged motorcycle wheel emblem.

About the legendary Indian Scout Sixty…

George Hendee founded the Hendee Manufacturing Company in 1897 to manufacture bicycles in Springfield, Massachusetts. One bicycle carried the brand name “American Indian.” It was shortened to “Indian” and adopted for the “Indian Motocycle Company.”

Hendee teamed with Oscar Hedstrom to produce the first motorcycle sold in 1902. In 1904 the company introduced the deep red color that would become Indian’s trademark.

Indian built more than 50,000 motorcycles for the U.S. military during World War I, but lost sales at home and was overtaken as the top U.S. motorcycle company by Harley-Davidson.

Indian introduced the Scout in 1920 with its revolutionary gearbox and it became one of the company’s most successful models.

Harley-Davidson claimed most of the military contracts during World War II. Indian production fell and manufacturing ended in 1953.

The brand name passed through a succession of owners, but the Scout continued to be part of many speed records. Polaris Industries took over in 2011 and expanded the line.

The Indian Scout Sixty was introduced in 2015 as an expertly-balanced and lightweight cruiser with a 999 cc V-twin engine.

Staff report

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