(via INDYCAR.com) – NTT IndyCar Series driver James Hinchcliffe will kick off his new Stop & Go Foundation with its first fundraiser Saturday in Indianapolis with the goal of raising $10,000 in donations to assist in the purchase of a mobile blood unit that could be used to host blood drives at series races and non-race events.
The IDLE to HAMMERDOWN fundraiser takes place from 6-10 p.m. ET Saturday at Flat 12 Bierwerks, 414 Dorman St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. Hinchcliffe will host the event that will also feature a performance from musical guest and Indiana native Clayton Anderson, as well as live and silent auctions, a 50-50 raffle and reverse raffle.
Admission to the event is $100 per person, which includes four drink tickets. City BBQ is providing food. To purchase tickets or get more information on the event, visit: https://www.forecheckmktg.com/idle-to-hammerdown/idle-to-hammerdown-pre-race-party-individual-ticket.
Hinchcliffe has actively encouraged the public to become regular blood donors through the American Red Cross since he was involved in a serious crash during practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500. He required 22 pints of blood to survive that day and has helped promote the constant and urgent need for blood donations since his accident.
The Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver has hosted a number of blood drives at NTT IndyCar Series events over the past two seasons, with a long-term goal of conducting one at every race weekend. Having a mobile blood unit available would help make that dream a reality.