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April 19, 2017

500 Festival Selects Recipients of 2017 500 Gives Back Grant Program

500 Festival Selects Recipients of 2017 500 Gives Back Grant Program   INDIANAPOLIS (April 19, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the recipients of the 500 Gives Back grant program for 2017. The program is geared toward supporting Indiana community organizations …

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April 13, 2017

Eva Kor, Inspirational Champion of Human Rights, Named Grand Marshal of the 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade

2017 Sachem Award Recipient honored for her tireless work teaching the world to forgive and heal   INDIANAPOLIS (April 13, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that Eva Kor has been named Grand Marshal of the 2017 IPL …

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April 12, 2017

Citizens Energy Group Renews Sponsorship of 500 Festival Volunteer Program

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that Citizens Energy Group will return as the presenting sponsor of the 500 Festival Volunteer Program. Each year, the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, gathers …

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March 28, 2017

IPL Renews Sponsorship of 500 Festival Parade

Indianapolis Power & Light Company Extends Title Sponsorship Through 2018 INDIANAPOLIS (March 28, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) has renewed its sponsorship of the 500 Festival Parade. The 2017 IPL …

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March 15, 2017

500 Festival and Marlyne Sexton Add to 500 Festival Princess Program Scholarship Fund

Wed, 2017-03-15 INDIANAPOLIS (March 15, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces a partnership with Marlyne Sexton of the Sexton Companies to create additional funding for the 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by Reis-Nichols. In 2015, with Marlyne’s support, …

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March 7, 2017

Platinum-Selling Rock Band X Ambassadors to Open 2017 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Tue, 2017-03-07 Chart-topping group will perform their hit, “Renegades” at IPL 500 Festival Parade   INDIANAPOLIS (March 7, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that platinum-selling pop group, X Ambassadors are set to perform their hit, “Renegades” as …

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March 6, 2017

Tickets Now Available For 2017 500 Festival Events

Mon, 2017-03-06   INDIANAPOLIS (March 6, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that tickets are available for all 2017 events, including the IPL 500 Festival Parade and the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by Midwestern Engineers, …

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February 22, 2017

33 Indiana Women Selected as 2017 500 Festival Princesses

Wed, 2017-02-22 500 Festival Princesses will serve as ambassadors of the 500 Festival and Indiana INDIANAPOLIS (February, 22 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announce 33 college-aged women from across Indiana have been selected to serve as 2017 500 …

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February 21, 2017

Platinum-Selling Rock Band X Ambassadors to Perform at 2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Tue, 2017-02-21 INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced the entertainment for the 2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball (#SnakepitBall) will be platinum-selling rock band, X Ambassadors. The 2017 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball will be …

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February 15, 2017

Meb Keflezighi Returns to Indianapolis in 2017

Thu, 2017-02-16 Olympic Medalist and winner of the Boston and New York Marathons will return for the 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and “Meb’s Motivational Mile” INDIANAPOLIS (February 16, 2017) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the return of …

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