FIRST RESPONDER BENEFITS ANNOUNCED THROUGH ID.ME PARTNERSHIP

ONG POND, PA (March 2, 2015) – Pocono Raceway announced today they will offer a 10% ticket discount for first responders through their existing partner ID.me. First responders will also be able to receive additional benefits from dozens of others event venues and online retailers through ID.me’s award-winning identity verification service.

“At Pocono Raceway, we consider first responders to be heroes,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO, Brandon Igdalsky. “These courageous men and women dedicate their lives to keeping us all safe, especially in the most dangerous of times. With the help of our friends at ID.me, we are proud to offer a 10% ticket discount to our events, as well as great benefits from many other organizations.”

Pocono and ID.me began their partnership in May 2014 by first offering this verification service to U.S. military servicemen and women. The enhancement of their partnership now includes first responders, who will be able to instantaneously verify themselves against an authoritative database, and, once verified, enjoy the benefits offered at http://www.ID.me.

“Pocono Raceway has been focused on honoring our nation’s military and we’re excited to help them extend the same benefits to the first responder community as well,” said Matthew Thompson, Co-founder and COO of ID.me. “Similar to the successful military program ID.me has been powering for Pocono Raceway, first responders will now have the ability to receive exclusive benefits by purchasing tickets online at PoconoRaceway.com through a quick and secure verification process. We look forward to honoring lots of first responders at the track this upcoming season and for years to come.”

Founded by two Army Rangers, ID.me is a digital identity network that enables brands to securely offer exclusive promotions to specific communities by verifying the consumer’s group affiliation. Previously, retailers had no way to offer special discounts online for groups, as there was no widely adopted solution where brands could easily see if a consumer was eligible for a particular promotion.

To take advantage of the benefits to upcoming races at Pocono Raceway, first responders can visit http://www.poconoraceway.com/first-responder.html and get verified with ID.me to receive the discount.