Category: Press Releases

Stories of May

September 2, 2022

500 Festival Announces New Board Members and Elected Officers for 2022-2023 

INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival announces elected officers for the 2022-2023 500 Festival Board of Directors, in addition to six new civic and business leaders who are appointed.  Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of 33 community leaders. The board guides the strategic vision of the 500 …

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March 2, 2022

33 Indiana Women Selected as 500 Festival Princesses  

500 Festival Princesses will represent the 500 Festival, give back to their communities, and grow leadership and professional development skills  INDIANAPOLIS – The 500 Festival today announces the 33 Indiana women selected to serve as 2022 500 Festival Princesses. The 2022 500 Festival Princesses represent 15 Indiana colleges and universities and 22 cities and towns …

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September 30, 2021

500 Festival Announces New Hires and Staff Promotions

INDIANAPOLIS (September 30, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrates the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces the following promotions and staff updates:   Lindsay Labas has been hired as Vice President, Marketing & Communications. She is responsible for oversight of the organization’s brand, …

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September 22, 2021

500 Festival Announces New Board Members and Elected Officers for 2021-2022

INDIANAPOLIS (September 22, 2021) – The 500 Festival announces elected officers for the 2021-2022 500 Festival Board of Directors, in addition to six new civic and business leaders who are appointed.   Serving as the governing body of the 500 Festival, the board of directors is comprised of 33 community leaders. The board guides the …

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September 15, 2021

Applications Open for 2022 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis

Opportunity for Indiana Women to Impact the Community, Leadership Development   INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 15, 2021) – The 500 Festival is accepting applications for the 2022 500 Festival Princess Program, presented by The National Bank of Indianapolis. Since 1959, the 500 Festival Princess Program has celebrated Indiana’s top college-aged women leaders and philanthropists. Applications are available …

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July 8, 2021

Registration Open for 2021 500 Festival mini-mini Kids Run

Indiana’s Youngest Runners Will Take Over the World’s Largest Sporting Venue for Kids Only Races   INDIANAPOLIS (July 8, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces registration is open for the sixth annual 500 Festival mini-mini officially …

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May 4, 2021

500 Festival Welcomes The American Legion as Title Partner of the 500 Festival Memorial Service

INDIANAPOLIS (May 4, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced that The American Legion will be the new 500 Festival Memorial Service title partner. With its national headquarters in Indianapolis, The American Legion is the largest veterans …

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April 1, 2021

500 Festival and STAR Bank Launch 2021 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest 

Children ages 12 and under invited to participate for a chance to win a $500 scholarship, courtesy of STAR Bank   INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, and STAR Bank today announced the launch of the 2021 Kickoff to May Coloring …

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April 1, 2021

500 Festival Launches Registration for the 2021 Virtual Volunteer Program, Presented by Citizens Energy Group 

The 500 Festival Virtual Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, offers inclusive and diverse virtual opportunities to positively impact the community   INDIANAPOLIS (April 1, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today launches registration for the 2021 500 Festival Virtual Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group.     Earlier this week, …

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March 30, 2021

500 Festival Announces New Details for 2021 Month of May Events

INDIANAPOLIS (March 30, 2021) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announces new details and updates on the remainder of upcoming events. The 500 Festival has worked closely with community and government leaders to develop plans to ensure the …

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