Pints for Play is Back!

Pints for Play

Thursday, May 16th from 6am-6pm, join 107.9 WSRZ for our 16th annual all-day blood drive with SunCoast Blood Centers, presented by Badger Bob’s Services! David & Meredith will be broadcasting live from the WSRZ studio all day, and YOU get to help program the station! Just bring a photo ID to donate blood during Pints 4 Play, and you’ll get any song you want to request played on the air! Or, have David & Meredith do a live plug for your favorite local business or charity! All blood donors will also receive a collectible, limited-edition Pints 4 Play t-shirt!

SunCoast Blood Centers will be on-site at the Target Plaza across from The Mall at UTC all day with all of their bloodmobiles from 6am-6pm, and also taking donations at their local centers in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota & Venice. Stop by the Target Plaza location, and instead of requesting an on-air Play or Plug, you can select a limited-edition Pints 4 Play tumbler, exclusively available there, while supplies last.

Take part in the Pints 4 Play Corporate Challenge! Bring your co-workers with you to donate blood at any location. The local business with the most donations on Thursday, May 16th during Pints 4 Play will win a suite at an upcoming Tampa Bay Rays regular-season home game at Tropicana Field! The winning business will enjoy a catered suite for up to 16 people, including food, snacks and soft drinks, plus three parking passes for the game. Rally your co-workers from the office, donate together, and win the Corporate Challenge. Special thanks to the Tampa Bay Rays and

Enjoy the music during – and after – Pints 4 Play! Suncoast Blood Centers is celebrating 75 years of service to the community this year, and so are our friends at Sarasota Orchestra! So, they’ve teamed up together to give three lucky blood donors an amazing prize. Three donors’ names during Pints 4 Play will be drawn from all four location sites, and each one will win a pair of season passes to Sarasota Orchestra’s “Great Escapes” music series during the 2024-25 season. Six special performances, and you could be attending them all for free, thanks to Sarasota Orchestra! Learn more at .

If you’re stuck at work most of the day during Pints 4 Play, stop by the Target Plaza on your drive home to donate blood and enjoy a free dinner! Kelly’s Roast Beef will be on-site with us from 4-6pm during the final two hours of Pints 4 Play with free food for you to enjoy. Learn more at or on Instagram at @kellysroastbeef_fl.

Donate blood during Pints 4 Play at the main donation site at the Target Plaza, or visit any of these three SunCoast Blood Centers locations closest to you:

  • Sarasota – 1760 Mound St, Sarasota FL 34236
  • Lakewood Ranch – Gatewood Corporate Center, 3025 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Suite 111, Bradenton FL 34211
  • Venice – Bird Bay Plaza, 539 US Hwy 41 Bypass, North Venice FL 34285

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor!

Stop by the Target Plaza at UTC during Pints 4 Play from 11am-1pm to donate blood, and you’ll receive a gift card from Mission BBQ of Sarasota for a free, fresh-made sandwich, to redeem anytime at your convenience. Dedicated to supporting those who serve, Mission BBQ Sarasota is located nearby in The Market at UTC shopping plaza, just west of Honore at 5231 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34201. Learn more anytime by visiting

Did you know that summers are the most challenging collection time of the year? Blood donations tend to decline with schools out and many people on vacation. You have the power to make a significant impact by joining our exciting Summer To The Max campaign by SunCoast Blood Centers, May 1st to Aug 31st. Your donation will ensure local hospitals have a stable and ample blood inventory to support those in urgent need. And the most exciting part? Each week and month, you stand to win fantastic prizes ranging from top-of-the-line Apple products to travel essentials, health and fitness gear, and back-to-school must-haves!

Your blood donation to SunCoast Blood Centers helps supply blood products to 14 hospitals here in our area!

The 100% provider to hospitals in Sarasota & Desoto Counties, and the primary provider to hospitals in Manatee and Charlotte counties.

Supplying life-saving platelets to Moffitt Cancer Center.

Supporting the Military and BERC (Blood Emergency Readiness Corp) for national blood emergencies.

The only Blood Center in the country that has a Donate at Home program, where they will come to your home on a shuttle bus, making it easy for the donor.

The only “Certified Green” blood center in the state of Florida.

501(c)(3) non-profit

QuickPass - SunCoast Blood Centers

Donor QuickPass is a web-based, computer-assisted self-interview program that allows blood donors like you to answer required health history questions independently, in a private setting at a time that’s convenient for you on the day of your donation.

Sign-up Form or, call to schedule: 866-972-5663, or click the QR code here:

Blood Donor Eligibility Guide:

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We also provide free wellness & and eligibility checks to all donors.

Types of donations:

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Our landing page:

16th Annual Pints for Play! - SunCoast Blood Centers

More about BERC (Blood Emergency Readiness Corp):

In mass transfusion emergencies, there is not enough time to collect the necessary units of blood to save lives. The Blood Emergency Readiness Corp (BERC) is a network of community-based, non-profit blood centers across the United States committed to preparing for mass transfusion disasters when they strike. In many disasters and critical-need situations where lives are on the line, medical systems need blood immediately. With lower donation rates nationwide, many blood centers don’t have enough blood on their shelves to handle significant transfusion needs that may happen with mass shootings, natural disasters, or large-scale accidents. SunCoast Blood Centers has joined BERC and is collecting extra units as part of the group for an emergency reserve. We are on-call every three weeks and donors who help this national emergency network are part of the SunCoast Emergency Blood Force.

More about SunCoast Blood Centers’ Green Initiatives:

Since committing to go green, SunCoast Blood Centers has put several initiatives in place as a commitment to a cleaner future. We have the area’s first solar-powered blood donation vehicle. In addition to reducing the need for fuel running generators to power our equipment, which can be noisy, it allows the donor to relax in the same comfort as before, without the noise. The donation process is 100% silent, with no noise pollution or air pollution, is good for the environment, and great for the community we share. This pursuit for environmental sustainability also allows our donors to recycle life through their generosity of giving a piece of themselves to help others.

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