October 20, 2017

500 Festival Princesses Share Community Outreach Stories

In 2017, members of the 500 Festival Princess Program planned, executed, and attended more than 300 community outreaches in only a few months. One of the program’s key components is an emphasis on community service. By completing these outreaches in each of their hometowns, college towns, and communities, Princesses were able to impact individuals in all …

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October 12, 2017

5 Thoughts From 500 Festival Princesses

  1. “I didn’t know how much i would grow…” “Going into the interview process, I had basic knowledge that the 500 Festival Princess Program was amazing. I knew that I would be able to have a lot of volunteer opportunities and grow as an individual. However, I didn’t know how much I would grow, …

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October 12, 2017

New Board Members Join 500 Festival for 2017-2018

Indianapolis leaders add to 500 festival board of directors The 500 Festival announced the addition of six new board members on Tuesday (Oct. 10), including some of Indianapolis’ extraordinary business and community leaders. Among them are Nicole Mitchell from Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, Mike Boatright from PNC Bank, Brandi Davis-Handy from AES United States, Phyllis …

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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

Former Princess Program Manager Kati O’Brien Gives Her Take on 5 Commonly Asked Questions About Being a Princess 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 there are a lot of questions regarding …

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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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