Stories of May

September 21, 2017

500 Festival Princess Testimonial

Amna Sohail The 500 Festival Princess Program has many bold ambitions. Among the most daring of which is to cultivate “Indiana’s next generation of leaders.” This year, the Program accepted 33 collegiate women leaders. It was a true honor for me to be selected with such an inspiring and driven group of women. We were …

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September 20, 2017

5 Common Questions About the 500 Festival Princess Program

Hello there. Princess Program Manager Kati O’Brien here. As you may have heard, 500 Festival Princess Program applications recently opened and the applications are already rolling in! It’s an exciting time for us at the 500 Festival, but for me and my inbox, it means a lot of questions from potential Princesses. Since 1959, nearly …

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September 7, 2017

Intern Testimonial: Stephanie Forsythe

stephanie forsythe, 2017 volunteer program intern The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500 and foster a positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. I cannot begin to explain how true this phrase is. The 500 …

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September 1, 2017

3 Fun Kids Activities in Indianapolis This September

Don’t miss these unique and affordable Indy events for kids! With the kids back in school, are you thinking of fun activities to keep them active? Here are three can’t miss kids activities happening in Indianapolis this September. 3. Kidz Bop “Best Time Ever” Tour For just $29.50, you can take the kids to see …

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August 31, 2017

The Ultimate 500 Festival Chairman’s Cup Foursome

Four golfers your 500 Festival Foursome Can’t Beat The 500 Festival Chairman’s Cup is rapidly approaching (September 27) and Prairie View Golf Club is set to host the event for the fourth time. Foursomes can compete for the top score while individuals can bid on amazing prizes in a silent auction and enjoy lunch before …

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August 21, 2017

5 500 Festival Back-to-School Items

No matter what age, going back to school is always exciting. Whether you’re stuffing a backpack for your elementary student, or stuffing a truck for your college student, starting a new season of life is a chance for them to learn, try new things, and reinvent themselves. For some, it’s shapes and colors. For others, …

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August 16, 2017

A Visit With Eva Kor

The 500 Festival made a visit to see Eva Kor, our 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade Grand Marshal, at the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, Indiana this week. In true Eva fashion, she was ready to walk through the entire facility describing each segment of the tour, detailing pieces of her …

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August 10, 2017

Former 500 Festival Princess Stays Involved Through Volunteering

“What I got from being a Princess could never be repaid, but I wanted to give back in any way I could.” – Adrianne Johnson   Adrianne Johnson was a 2015 500 Festival Princess. Now, she’s a 2017 500 Festival award-winning volunteer. Named one of the 500 Festival’s unsung heroes, Adrianne was thrilled to stay …

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August 9, 2017

10 Women You Didn’t Know Were 500 Festival Princesses

The 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols, is one of the 500 Festival’s most time-honored traditions. The upcoming 2018 class of 33 Princesses will represent the program’s 59th year in existence. Just short of 2,000 Princesses have walked step by step with the 500 Festival through the month of May. Of this select group, …

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August 1, 2017

2017 Volunteer Awards

  The 500 Festival relies on thousands of volunteers to help us produce life-enriching events and programs that create an exciting and impactful community-led road to the Indianapolis 500. Our 2017 Volunteer Award Winners went above and beyond, demonstrating dedication, selflessness and a commitment to excellence – true hallmarks of Hoosier hospitality and spirit. Get …

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