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September 3, 2013

500 Festival Elects New Officers, Adds Five Civic Leaders to Board of Directors

Tue, 2013-09-03 INDIANAPOLIS (September 3, 2013) – The 500 Festival Board of Directors recently elected its 2013-2014 officers and welcomed five new civic leaders to serve on its board. NEWLY-ELECTED OFFICERS   Chairman of the Board: John A. Crisp, Senior Managing Director/Principal, Cassidy Turley Vice Chairman of the Board: Gary Aletto, Chief Operating Officer, Bright …

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August 27, 2013

500 Festival to host Garage Sale on Aug. 29

Mon, 2013-08-26 Relive the memories of the month of May! The 500 Festival is hosting a Garage Sale on Thursday, Aug. 29. All money raised will benefit the 500 Festival Foundation. The 500 Festival Foundation is a fully charitable 501(c)(3) organization that generates funds to support youth and educational programs of the 500 Festival. When:  …

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August 21, 2013

Registration for the 2014 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500 Education Program opens

Wed, 2013-08-21 INDIANAPOLIS (August 21, 2013) – Indiana’s fourth grade students will once again be able to learn more about the 500 Festival and the Indianapolis 500’s® place and importance in Indiana’s rich culture as the 500 Festival and Indianapolis 500® Education Program, presented by Indiana University Health, gears up for its 11th year. Nearly …

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May 29, 2013

500 Festival Names Bob Bryant as New President and CEO

Wed, 2013-05-29 08:13 INDIANAPOLIS (May 29, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that Bob Bryant has been named the 500 Festival’s fourth President and CEO. Bryant brings 20 years of experience creating brand-defining successes and significant revenue growth in categories including events, sports, broadcast, motorsports, entertainment, consumer products, retail and online. Bryant will assume …

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May 24, 2013

2013 IPL 500 Festival Parade Floats Win Honors

Fri, 2013-05-24 INDIANAPOLIS (May 24, 2013) – Last evening, eight of the 12 floats scheduled to appear in the 2013 IPL 500 Festival Parade tomorrow were judged on the following criteria: Interpretation of theme, animation, humor, attention to detail, balance and symmetry, use of color, creativity of design, excitement generated from float presentation, eye appeal …

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May 21, 2013

500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce to take place Friday

Tue, 2013-05-21 **Updated Featured Speaker: General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of US Army Forces Command Each year thousands of people gather at Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis to honor Indiana’s military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice in America’s wars at the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce. All the excitement that …

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May 18, 2013

Ball State student Allison Jacob crowned 2013 500 Festival Queen

Sat, 2013-05-18 INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2013) –The 500 Festival announced today that Allison Jacob of Indianapolis was crowned the 2013 500 Festival Queen at the Breakfast at the Brickyard, presented by ProLiance Energy, held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway®. Jacob is a junior at Ball State University where she is majoring in Public Relations and …

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May 17, 2013

Line up Announced for the 2013 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Mon, 2013-05-20 INDIANAPOLIS (May 20, 2013) – The IPL 500 Festival Parade, scheduled for Saturday, May 25 at noon in downtown Indianapolis, will once again feature a diverse line-up of celebrities. The 500 Festival announced today that in addition to previously announced WNBA Champion Indiana Fever as Parade Grand Marshal and The X-Factor winner Tate …

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May 16, 2013

Indiana’s highest-ranking military officer to speak at 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce

Thu, 2013-05-16 09:36 INDIANAPOLIS (May 16, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that Major General R. Martin Umbarger will be the featured speaker at the 500 Festival Memorial Service, presented by Rolls-Royce. It’s an honor for the 500 Festival to kick off an exciting Memorial Day weekend by recognizing Indiana’s men and women who’ve …

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May 15, 2013

WNBA Champion Indiana Fever named Grand Marshal for 2013 IPL 500 Festival Parade

Wed, 2013-05-15   INDIANAPOLIS (May 15, 2013) – The 500 Festival announced today that 2012 WNBA Champion Indiana Fever have been named Grand Marshal of the 2013 IPL 500 Festival Parade. The 56th IPL 500 Festival Parade is Saturday, May 25 and will celebrate the 2013 500 Festival theme: Turbocharging Indy. A WNBA playoff participant in …

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