FC Cincinnati player Matt Bahner signs the shirt of Daniel Wattenhofer Jr. at Hoxworth Blood Center on Kingland Drive in West Chester Twp. Hoxworth has partnered with FC Cincinnati for a blood drive to increase awareness for the need for blood donors. Each donor during “FC Cincinnati Week” will get an FC Cincinnati shirt. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

FC Cincinnati players thank blood donors in Butler County

Matt Bahner, a defender for FC Cincinnati and a Lakota West graduate, visited Hoxworth North in West Chester Twp. today to thank people for making blood donations. 

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Bahner was joined by teammate  Paul Nicholson for the appearance, which is a part of Hoxworth’s “FC Cincinnati Week.”

“We just wanted to come down here and show our support, meet some fans, show our support for people giving blood. It’s a very important thing,” he said.

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Besides blood donation, Bahner also talked about the team’s upcoming match against Miami FC on Aug. 2.

“Certainly it’s going to be a tough match, but I think we’ll be ready for it,” he said.

Hoxworth North is located at 7844 Kingland Drive, West Chester Twp. For more information about being a blood donor, visit www.hoxworth.org.

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