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December 14, 2016

Application Deadline Approaching for the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program

Wed, 2016-12-14 500 Festival Princess Program Applications to Close January 8, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS (December 14, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, sends a reminder that applications for the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program will close Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. The …

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December 7, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Named Presenting Sponsor of the 500 Festival Corporate Member Program

Wed, 2016-12-07 INDIANAPOLIS (December 7, 2016) ­- The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that  Fifth Third Bank will serve as the presenting sponsor of its Corporate Member Program. Fifth Third Bank, a U.S. regional banking corporation, is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. …

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November 29, 2016

Bryant Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Tue, 2016-11-29 500 Festival President & CEO, Bob Bryant, recognized by Governor’s Office INDIANAPOLIS (November 29, 2016) – Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival, received the Sagamore of the Wabash award Tuesday evening at the 500 Festival headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. Bryant joined a historical list of distinguished Hoosier icons presented with …

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November 28, 2016

RaeLynn’s Boutique Announced as the Official Apparel Provider of the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program

Mon, 2016-11-28 INDIANAPOLIS (November 28, 2016) –  The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced RaeLynn’s Boutique as the “Official Apparel Provider” of the 2017 500 Festival Princess Program. Since 1958, the 500 Festival Princess Program has celebrated Indiana’s up-and-coming, college-aged leaders. …

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November 23, 2016

500 Festival Announces 2017 Theme: Accelerating the American Spirit

Wed, 2016-11-23         INDIANAPOLIS (November 23, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces the organization’s 2017 theme, Accelerating the American Spirit. The 500 Festival’s theme will be incorporated into the organization’s various programs and events throughout the year, …

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November 15, 2016

KeyBank Returns as Title Sponsor of the 2017 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Tue, 2016-11-15 INDIANAPOLIS (November 15, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that KeyBank has returned as the title sponsor of the 2017 Snakepit Ball. This marks the fourth consecutive year of KeyBank’s sponsorship. Based in Cleveland, but with over …

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November 2, 2016

Midwestern Engineers, Inc. Renews Presenting Sponsorship of the 500 Festival Breakfast at the Brickyard

Wed, 2016-11-02 INDIANAPOLIS (November 2, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that Midwestern Engineers, Inc. has renewed its multi-year agreement to serve as presenting sponsor of the Breakfast at the Brickyard through 2018. Midwestern Engineers, Inc. has served …

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November 1, 2016

OrthoIndy Renews Sponsorship of 500 Festival Miler Series

Tue, 2016-11-01 Extended contract goes through 2019   INDIANAPOLIS (November 1, 2016) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announced that OrthoIndy has renewed a multi-year partnership with the organization including presenting sponsorship of the Miler Series through 2019. The 2017 …

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October 27, 2016

INDYCAR Driver, Tony Kanaan to Serve as Official Pacesetter for 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

Thu, 2016-10-27 500 Festival and Kanaan Team Up to Raise Money for Charities   INDIANAPOLIS (October 27, 2016) The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, and INDYCAR driver, Tony Kanaan, have teamed up to set the pace for the 2017 OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon.   …

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October 17, 2016

500 Festival Wins 12 International Festivals & Events Association Awards

Wed, 2016-10-19 INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2016) –  The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events for Indiana and celebrating the legacy of the Indianapolis 500, today announces that the organization was presented with 12 industry honors during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held in Tucson, Arizona on September 27, 2016.   “We are proud …

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