Those who donate blood this week will get a ticket to an event this weekend.

Donors who give at United Blood Services this week will receive a free ticket to the Drag Boat Races dubbed "Thunder in the Canyon" at Buffalo Springs Lake this Saturday.

Those who donate through Wednesday will also be added to a drawing for tickets to the Laugh Out Loud comedy night in Jake’s back room on Thursday evening.

On Wednesday afternoon from 12 until 3 p.m. and Thursday from 3 until 6 p.m., drag boats will be on display at the blood donation center, located at 48th Street and University Avenue.

The center will be open from noon until 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.