The Alden High School Bulldogs are the winners of the 2015 Off Field Challenge, a campaign by Unyts, the Buffalo Bills and ADPRO Sports to increase blood donations during the summer months, when donations usually lag. High school football teams around the area joined the Off Field Challenge, hosting drives and working to spur as many donations as possible.
Alden donors gave 60 units of blood. Lockport High School placed second in the contest, bringing in 56 units. Canisius High School placed third, bringing in 41 units.
In addition to knowing that they helped local patients in local hospitals, the top teams also benefit by receiving prizes, including team practices at the ADPRO Sports Training Center, tickets to the Bills annual Kids Day game, and a catered pre/post game team meal. Students also received items from ADPRO Sports and service hours for their participation.