Dover International Speedway will pay tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks with the annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive, set for Friday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. This marks the 11th consecutive year that Dover International Speedway, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino and the Blood Bank of Delmarva have partnered together for this event, dating to 2006.
In appreciation to all who register this year, each person will receive a pair of general admission tickets to the Saturday, Oct. 1, “Drive Sober 200” presented by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Dover International Speedway.
“The tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001 occurred almost 15 years ago, but that day is still fresh in the minds of everyone who lived through it and experienced the immediate aftermath,” said Mike Tatoian, the president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “Our annual Blood Drive provides an important way for the community to remember those sacrifices and contribute to a critical cause.”
The 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive is open to the public and appointments should be scheduled by calling 1-888-8-BLOOD-8 or visiting www.DelmarvaBlood.org. Please be sure to reference the Dover International Speedway 9/11 event when making your appointment. Although advance appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors will be welcomed and taken as time permits.