Our life-saving mission took over Savage Arena at the February 24 University of Toledo men’s basketball game for the first Rockets for Life event!
Before and during the game, Savage Arena was flooded with Donate Life messages, including videos, announcements, on-court features and promotions. Fans were encouraged to join Head Coach Tod Kowalczyk, University of Toledo staff and Life Connection of Ohio volunteers by wearing green to show their support for organ, eye and tissue donation.
Organ donation is something that has touched Kowalczyk personally. One of his best friends, Trey Schwab, received 12 additional years of life because of a double lung transplant. Trey unfortunately passed away recently waiting for another transplant.
“A 19-year-old young man and his family gave Trey and 14 other people an opportunity to live,” Kowalczyk said. “I couldn’t be a bigger supporter of organ donation and the work that Life Connection of Ohio is doing. I think it’s vital that we spread the word for people to become organ donors. I certainly am a donor, and my family and all our players are as well.”
We look forward to making this an annual event!