Dover International Speedway’s 14th annual 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive set for Wednesday, Sept. 11
CONTACT: Michael Lewis
Manager of Communications
Dover International Speedway
DOVER, Del. – 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 Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.
This marks the 14th 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 Sunday, Oct. 6, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Dover International Speedway.
“The Sept. 11, 2001, tragedies remain vivid in the minds of all who lived through it and experienced the immediate aftermath,” said Mike Tatoian, the president and CEO of Dover International Speedway. “Our annual Blood Drive is a significant way for the community to remember those sacrifices and contribute to an important cause.”
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoff race on Sunday, Oct. 6 is the first race of the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series postseason. It is also the 100th NASCAR Cup Series race in Dover International Speedway’s history and the final race of the Monster Mile’s 50th Anniversary season. Dover will be the 10th track in the country to host 100 or more NASCAR Cup Series events.
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. Although advance appointments are strongly encouraged, walk-in donors will be welcomed and taken as time permits.
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About Blood Bank of Delmarva
Blood Bank of Delmarva was founded in 1954 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) community blood bank with a simple mission: saving lives. The Blood Bank of Delmarva achieves its mission every day by providing safe blood and blood products to all 19 hospitals in Delmarva and relies on over 80,000 volunteer blood donors each year to ensure patients’ needs are met.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva distributes over 130,000 blood products annually and operates four donor centers. Each year, the Blood Bank of Delmarva hosts over 600 blood drives. These blood drives would not be possible without the commitment of community organizations that volunteer to serve as sponsors or coordinators, which provides opportunities for blood donors to give blood and help patients in need.
For more information, please visit delmarvablood.org or follow us at facebook.com/delmarvabloodbank.
About Dover Motorsports, Inc.
Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE: DVD) is a leading promoter of NASCAR sanctioned motorsports events whose subsidiaries own and operate Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. and Nashville Superspeedway near Nashville, Tenn. The company also plays host to the Firefly Music Festival, produced by AEG Presents. For more information, visit www.DoverMotorsports.com.
About Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc.
Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino® is a premier gaming entertainment resort destination in Delaware. Operations consist of a 500-room hotel with full service spa/salon and gaming options including slots, tables, poker, online gambling, Keno, sports betting, nationwide horse racing simulcasts and live harness racing November through April. Amenities include the Rollins Center® ballroom, 41,500 square feet of event space, 13 restaurants/bars/lounges, and retail shops. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.