Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday desperately asked the people of New York to donate blood, hanging some tickets for a future football game – by the current 0-11 Jets – as a draw.
Hizzoner then followed the less attractive offer with another odd prize, given the important health issue – a year of calorie and sugar-laden Krispy Kreme donuts.
“This was not approved by the Ministry of Health – but others would really like it,” de Blasio joked at a news conference to reporters about the d’oh nut gift.
Of the free Jets tickets, the mayor acknowledged that the prize may not be part of the set.
“I’m talking about real good prizes – not resisting New York Jets season wanderers,” he said. – The Coach Club can get tickets for next year’s Jets Overture.
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A Jets representative said the Jets were the first team to come back to them when they asked for donations.
The city’s blood supply is so low that lottery prizes are being offered to entice donors, de Blasio said.
According to him, the city only has enough supplies for about three days, as opposed to the usual seven days.
But Blasio said the goal is to get 25,000 blood donations as soon as possible.
50 prizes will be awarded to randomly selected donors – one every Monday – from December 7 to January 4 – the town hall announced.
The prizes include two Jets tickets to the team’s Coach Club – featured on its website as the “best place in the house” – and a VIP parking pass for next year’s opening day, worth $ 1,465, the city said.
Krispy Kreme’s “Golden Ticket” award is good for a dozen donuts a month for a year, for a total of $ 900.
Owned by a Luxembourg-based company and headquartered in North Carolina, donuts are offered jelly with 190 calories and 11 grams of fat, 290 calories and 15 grams of fat, as well as 320 calories and 18 New York cheesecakes. gram of fat.
Other possible prizes for blood donors include: seven pairs of tickets for the Manhattan Rockefeller 30, “Rock of the Rock” observation deck, worth about $ 588; “Executive Pass” to the Empire State Building Observatory for six people, worth $ 705.51; four-month NYC ferry pass for $ 484.00; one of 34 Tango e-gift cards worth $ 15; a package of NYC Parks merchandise worth $ 58.50; and a dining box for a family of 4 worth $ 250.
All the awards were offered, the town hall said.