WGI Will Show Appreciation to Armed and Emergency Services During Vintage Event This Weekend
Efforts Highlighted by Free Admission for All Current Servicemen and Women, Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians
WATKINS GLEN, NY – Americans across the country are preparing to honor the men and women of the Armed and Emergency Services as part of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 this weekend and Watkins Glen International is no different. WGI is proud to offer free weekend admission to all current servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces, police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians for the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver, September 9-11. The Glen will also feature a parade lap of emergency services vehicles and observe a moment of silence in remembrance of those lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks during the pre-race ceremonies for the New York Governor’s Cup on Sunday, September 11.
“We owe so much to the men and women of our Armed and Emergency Services and asking them join us free of charge this weekend is the least we can do to express our gratitude,” said Michael Printup, president of Watkins Glen International. “The sacrifices that they make on a daily basis to defend our way of life and protect our lives here at home can never be fully repaid. We hope that any military or emergency services personnel that join us will wear their uniforms with pride and enable our great fans to thank them in person.”
Those interested in taking advantage of this offer at The Soul of American Road Racing must present a valid professional ID (military, police, fire or EMT) or arrive in uniform at The Glen’s ticket office located on Old Bronson Hill Rd. The recipient will be presented with a voucher that is good for admission to the entire weekend for them and one guest. This offer combined with the fact that admission for kids 18 years of age and under is free makes the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver the perfect place for families.
Any member of the Armed or Emergency Services that has already purchased their ticket for this coming weekend need not fear. Simply go to the WGI ticket office when you arrive to receive a voucher that will be good for weekend admission to the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen or Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver in 2012.
In further recognition of the United States Armed Forces, fans that own vintage military vehicles such as jeeps, trucks or motorcycles are invited to enter them into the Antique Auto Show presented by Chemung Canal Trust Company free of charge on Saturday, September 10. This offer includes weekend admission, entry into the show and a parade lap at noon on Saturday.
Tickets for the final event of the 2011 season at legendary Watkins Glen International, the Glenora Wine Cellars U.S. Vintage Grand Prix presented by Welliver, September 9-11, are on sale now! Don’t miss one of the largest vintage festivals in the country and see the cars that helped build the history of The Soul of American Road Racing. Fans can order their tickets or get more information by calling the WGI ticket office at 866.461.RACE (7223) or visiting the official website www.TheGlen.com. Gift certificates and track merchandise can all be purchased at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday, 9:00 a.m. –8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Keep up with the latest happenings at The Glen by visiting the official Watkins Glen International Facebook page, www.Facebook.com/watkinsgleninternational, and following WGI on Twitter, @WGI.
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