For the 14th year, Daytona International Speedway and OneBlood are partnering together to honor the victims of Sept. 11. On Saturday, Sept. 7, the “Drive to Donate” blood drive will return to the “World Center of Racing,” bringing the Central Florida community together to give the “Gift of Life.”
Over the past 13 years, “Drive to Donate” has collected more than 6,100 units of blood – having the potential to save over 18,300 lives. The “Drive to Donate” blood drive, which is also receiving support from Orlando NBC television affiliate WESH 2, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UNOH Fanzone located in the Daytona International Speedway infield. Donors can enter the Speedway through Gate 40 and the Turn 1 tunnel, located off of Williamson Blvd.
Every guest that donates blood will receive:
- A general admission ticket voucher for the 2020 Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race (voucher must be redeemed by July 1, 2020)
- Special edition, ‘9/11 Patriot Day’ T-shirt
- Wellness checkup of blood pressure, pulse, temperature, iron count and cholesterol screening
- Entry to win a DAYTONA 500 Club ticket package for two for the 2020 DAYTONA 500, if a minimum of 500 units of blood are collected
- Entry to win a DAYTONA 500 Club ticket package for two for the 2020 Coke Zero Sugar 400, if a minimum of 900 units of blood are collected
All donors who schedule an appointment by Aug. 31 will be entered to win one of five pairs of tickets to the 2020 The Clash At DAYTONA. To make an appointment and find out more about the “Drive to Donate” blood drive, visit http://givelife.io/drive or call 1-888-9-DONATE (1-888-936-6283). Generally healthy people ages 16 or older, who weigh at least 110 pounds, can donate blood. Photo ID is required.
About Daytona International Speedway
Tickets for Daytona International Speedway events can be purchased online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP. Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and Snapchat, and by downloading Daytona International Speedway’s mobile app, for the latest speedway news.
Daytona International Speedway is a state-of-the-art motorsports facility and was awarded the SportsBusiness Journal’s prestigious Sports Business Award for Sports Facility of the Year in 2016. Daytona International Speedway is the home of “The Great American Race” – the DAYTONA 500. Though the season-opening NASCAR Cup Series event garners most of the attention – as well as the largest audience in motorsports – the approximately 500-acre motorsports complex, also known as the “World Center of Racing,” boasts the most diverse schedule of racing on the globe. In addition to at least nine major event weekends, the Speedway grounds are also used extensively for events that include concerts, civic and social gatherings, car shows, photo shoots, production vehicle testing and police motorcycle training.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available and affordable blood to more than 250 hospital partners and their patients throughout Florida and into areas of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. OneBlood distributes more than one million blood products annually, operates nearly 90 donor centers and deploys close to 200 of its signature Big Red Buses throughout its service area for blood drives. To learn more about OneBlood please visit www.oneblood.org.