It was a homecoming with a twist at Modesto’s Central Catholic High School on Wednesday afternoon as students crowded into the gym for something other than a game.
This occasion was about real life – and lifesaving.
It was the 10th annual blood drive at the school, part of its Central Cares Homecoming Week activities. And though it wasn’t a game, the students still kept score, with the number of those who had given blood being reflected in the “Home” area of the gym’s scoreboard.
Organizers considered all those who gave blood winners, marking each person’s contribution with the donor’s name on a heart-shaped cutout afixed to the gym wall.