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WVi Represents in Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars Competition

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What do Hines Ward, Kim Kardashian and I have in common? After Saturday, we'll each have competed in Dancing with the Stars.

On March 3 at 8:30 p.m., I will be joining 10 other couples at the Mountainlair Ballrooms for the inaugural Dancing with Our Mountaineer Stars event.

I have to admit, I'm very excited to be a part of this because it gives me a new challenge to do something I have no real experience with beyond the Macarena and that Cha Cha Slide thing where they tell you precisely what to do in the lyrics of the song.

So now I've been working with my college friend, Jessica Burtner, to put together a fun, entertaining dance while doing my best not to mess up the incredible choreography she came up with. So far... Well, I'm getting there.

The thing is, we need your help to get us a victory in this competition. Here's what you can do to provide us with even more points on top of whatever the judges score our dance.

On Tues., Feb. 28, there is a blood drive in the Mountainlair Ballrooms in Morgantown from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the event. Each pint of blood that we raise for the American Red Cross counts as a point toward our overall score.

I have always been one to give blood every opportunity that I can, but I know not everyone is comfortable or even able to do the same, so please don't read this as me trying to guilt you into it. If you can donate, Jessica and I would be thrilled for you to do so on our behalf. If you can't, well a simple "Good luck" can go a long way. Or is it "Break a leg?"

Feel free to invite anyone you know who may be interested in giving blood as well. The more, the merrier – and the higher our score.

To sign up, follow this link or call the Greater Alleghenies Region of the Red Cross at 1-800-542-5663 (Hit option 4 to schedule a donation). Once you've made your appointment, head on over to the Mountainlair and be sure to fill out the form and mention my name (Geoff Coyle, in case you've forgotten) or Jessica Burtner.

In addition to giving us a boost against the competition, you'll be saving three lives with your blood donation. Plus, they give you a snack and a drink afterward and I'm pretty sure if you want to just hang out and ask for more snacks and drinks, it's like an all-you-can-eat buffet at these things.

Oh, and did I mention that by donating, you are automatically entered into a drawing for two box seat tickets for a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game? Surely you, or someone you know, would enjoy a night of NHL action.

Then, come watch us dance. If you're a fan of dancing, you'll enjoy it. If you're a fan of WVU football, you'll enjoy it – but I can't tell you why, or that would ruin the surprise.

If you have any questions regarding the event or the blood drive, feel free to email me and I'll do my best to get back to you in a timely manner. My email address is at the top of this page right by my name.

I'd like to give a big "Thank You" to anyone who is able to make it to the blood drive or the event. I look forward having some fun Saturday night and hopefully you'll join me for a great time at WVU's first Dancing with our Mountaineer Stars event!

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