Event features NASCAR Cup Series prize drawing and opportunity to drive on track
[LONG POND, June 30, 2022] — The American Red Cross invites the community to attend the 17th Annual Pocono Raceway Blood Drive and Ride for the Red on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Patients count on the generosity of blood donors especially during holiday weeks, including the Fourth of July, when the Red Cross typically sees about a 21% decline in blood donations.
BLOOD DRIVE The blood drive takes place at the Pocono Raceway Media Center located at 1234 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, PA 18334 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Donors are asked to enter through the Tunnel Entrance/Gate #1 on Long Pond Road.
Blood donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting RedCrossBlood.org and entering sponsor code POCONO. Blood donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass® to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.
Those who come to donate blood will receive a $10 gift card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane, and an American Red Cross recycled cotton tote bag, while supplies last. All presenting donors will also be entered into a prize drawing for the NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 24, 2022, courtesy of Pocono Raceway:
(4) 300-level shaded grandstand tickets, (4) pit passes and (4) scanner rentals
(4) 200-level grandstand tickets
RIDE FOR THE RED Drive a lap around Pocono Raceway in your own vehicle during the Ride for the Red from 12 to 7 p.m. Drivers can give a donation of their choice to benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund. Blood donors can participate in the Ride for the Red before donating blood. You do not need to donate blood to participate in the Ride for the Red.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to deliver its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
About Pocono Raceway:
Pocono Raceway, also known as ‘The Tricky Triangle,’ is family-owned and situated in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. In business for over 50 years, the Raceway hosts multiple, national motorsports events including the NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series events each year. The facility’s calendar also consists of over 200 events including Tough Mudder and a wide range of car clubs and racing schools. Pocono Raceway is recognized as the world’s first, privately-owned solar-powered sports facility. Their 25-acre, three-megawatt solar farm provides the energy needs of the Raceway, as well as, adds electricity to the local power grid. Each member of our raceway staff is committed to creating exciting experiences and lifelong memories. For more information, please visit www.poconoraceway.com.