COTA raises money for Austin flooding victims during US GP

‘Text-To-Give’ program supports American Red Cross relief efforts

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2013) – Circuit of The Americas is encouraging spectators attending the FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX this weekend to help make a difference for the thousands of individuals affected by the flash flooding that occurred in the Austin area over the Halloween holiday.

Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W04
Lewis Hamilton, Mercedes AMG F1 W04

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The United States’ home for Formula 1™ racing will raise money for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by encouraging fans to participate in a “Text-To-Give” campaign at the Circuit during Saturday’s qualifying sessions and Sunday’s Grand Prix.

Fans can text the word “RED CROSS” to the number 90999 to assist flooding victims in Central Texas. By doing so, a $10 donation will be made to the American Red Cross. Charges will appear on patrons’ wireless bills, or be deducted from a prepaid cell phone balance. The “Text-To-Give” information will be displayed on the large video boards around Circuit of The Americas.

“Our hearts go out to our many neighbors in Central Texas who were affected by the recent flash flooding, and we want to do our part to help them through these difficult times,” Circuit spokeswoman Julie Loignon said. “We know we have very generous fans, and we wanted to create an easy way for them to make a difference by supporting the American Red Cross and its relief efforts in Texas.”

All “Text-To-Give” purchases must be authorized by the account holder. Participants must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate in the American Red Cross “Text-To-Give” campaign. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Lewis Hamilton
Teams Mercedes
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Tags austin, cota, flooding , text to give, usgp