For Immediate Release
June 29, 2011
New Jersey Motorsports Park hosts American Red Cross blood drive in advance of "American Red Cross 250" GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race
MILLVILLE, N.J. - New Jersey Motorsports Park has teamed-up with the American Red Cross for the second annual special event blood drive to raise awareness about the need for donating blood during the summer months.
The blood drive is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Officers Club at New Jersey Motorsports Park (8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332) from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
"We thank race fans for helping to save lives in the community, and hope to turn many more into life-saving blood donors," said Anthony C. Tornetta, communications manager, American Red Cross. "The upcoming blood drive on July 9, 2011 is vitally important to build a supply of blood that will help safeguard against a summer blood shortage."
"We're proud to partner with the American Red Cross and host the blood drive here at the track on July 9," said Brad Scott, general manager of New Jersey Motorsports Park. "We encourage the community to support this event and the work of the Red Cross, and then come back and see us for the American Red Cross 250 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race on July 24."
All presenting blood donors on July 9 will receive a special race day pack that includes ear plugs and a lanyard along with two weekend ticket vouchers for the July 22-24, 2011 GRAND-AM Road Racing weekend, including the "American Red Cross 250" Rolex Sports Car Series race on Sunday, July 24.
To make an appointment for the New Jersey Motorsports Park blood drive, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-RED CROSS end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
The American Red Cross Penn-Jersey Region supplies blood to over 100 hospitals in New Jersey and five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
Blood drives are held seven days a week in communities across the region. To make an immediate appointment for an American Red Cross blood drive this week please visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-RED CROSS end_of_the_skype_highlighting to find a listing of community blood drives.
Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in PA and NJ), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.
About New Jersey Motorsports Park
Sitting on more than 500 acres in Millville, N.J., New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is nestled snugly in a beautifully forested region surrounded by scenic rivers and the nearby Delaware Bay. NJMP is conveniently located near Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, New York and Baltimore, offering diverse and dynamic motorsports attractions. The park includes two world-class road courses, Thunderbolt and Lightning, a motorsports country club known as the "Drivers Club" featuring the Finish Line Pub restaurant, and F1 New Jersey, one of the top karting facilities in the U.S. 2011 spectator events are highlighted by the return of GRAND-AM Road Racing July 22-24 and AMA Pro Road Racing Sept. 2-4. For more information about NJMP spectator events or to purchase tickets, call (856) 327-7217 or visit www.NJMP.com.