LONG POND — Pocono Raceway is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host its Eighth Annual Blood Drive on Thursday in remembrance of those impacted by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Pocono Raceway will also sponsor 20 satellite blood drives across Eastern Pennsylvania on Sept. 12 and 13.
As a thank-you to those who support this remembrance blood drive, Pocono Raceway is giving all presenting donors (regardless of location) the chance to win a “Fantasy Race Package.” The winner will receive four Terrace Club seats and will meet all the NASCAR drivers, on stage, during the opening ceremony of the 2014 GoBowling.com 400.
There will also be other exciting give-a-ways, including race tickets and Sunoco gas cards.
Everyone who attends the event can take part in a “Ride for the Red” event and take a ride around the Pocono Racetrack with their own vehicle for a $10 donation (per lap). All donations benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund. “Ride for the Red” will run noon to 6:30 p.m.
Blood Donors can participate in “Ride for the Red” before donating blood. But attendees do not have to donate blood to participate in the “Ride for the Red.”
To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit: www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: POCONO.
Individuals who are at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and donors 18 years old and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Donors will be required to present Red Cross blood donor cards or another form of positive ID when they offer to donate blood. Walk-ins are welcome.