Michigan International Speedway Hosts Spirit of America Blood Drive on 9/11

Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI — September 9, 2022

Michigan International Speedway (MIS) and Versiti Blood Center of Michigan announced the return of the Spirit of America Blood Drive at the track on Sept. 11. The blood drive was first held on Sept. 11, 2002, as a way for Michiganders to honor the victims of 9/11 and emergency responders who answered the call.

This year’s event will run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the MIS Ally Champions Club located above the grandstands. Donors should enter through the Fan Plaza off Brooklyn Highway.

Michigan International Speedway / Lasco Press Photo

“Donating blood is a small way to be an everyday hero and to honor those who lost their lives on that tragic day,” said Dawn Kaiser, area vice president and director of donor services, Versiti. “We ask the community to please join us in remembrance and answer the call to make a difference through blood donation.”

Appointments are preferred though walk-ups will be accepted. To schedule an appointment, call 866-642-5663 or visit Versiti online at https://www.versiti.org/events/9-11-blood-drive-mi. Donors should bring valid photo identification with them, and plan approximately one hour for the entire process. As an appreciation, donors will receive an event t-shirt and meal after donating blood.

In conjunction with the Blood Drive, MIS will again display nearly 3,000 American flags at Unity Field in Heritage Trail Lot 10 to honor 9/11 victims and first responders.

About Versiti Blood Center of Michigan

Versiti Blood Center of Michigan is a non-profit blood center headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. Founded in 1955, it is the primary provider of blood products and services for more than hospitals throughout Michigan and is an established leader in quality and service. Versiti collects more than 114,000 units of blood each year throughout the state at eight permanent donation sites and more than 3,400 community blood drives. For more, visit versiti.org/Michigan

About Michigan International Speedway

Nestled in the lush Irish Hills of Southeastern Michigan, Michigan International Speedway (MIS) is one of the fastest tracks in NASCAR. The two-mile track – with 18 degrees of banking and 73-feet wide sweeping turns – has hosted the NASCAR Cup Series for more than 50 years.

Beyond the on-track action, MIS offers a wide variety of family-friendly entertainment options for fans of all ages. MIS is the largest registered campground in the state of Michigan with nearly 9,000 campsites across 1,400-plus acres. In addition to the annual NASCAR weekend, MIS hosts non-racing events including Faster Horses Festival and Nite Lites. For more information, visit mispeedway.com.