500 Festival and STAR Bank Announce Launch of Kickoff to May Coloring Contest

500 Festival and STAR Bank Announce Launch of 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 (March 10, 2020) – 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 new Kickoff to May Coloring Contest. Children ages 12 and under are invited to participate in the contest. Entries will be selected on creativity and originality and the two grand prize winners will receive a scholarship in the amount of $500, courtesy of STAR Bank. The coloring sheet and entry form can be downloaded here.

 

“This is a great opportunity for Hoosier children to be part of the celebration that the month of May offers our city and state,” said Scott Bove, Regional President, STAR Bank. “As a community bank founded in Indiana, the STAR family is thrilled to have the opportunity to support young children in the community and recognize their creative achievements.”

 

The two grand prize winners will be announced during the 2020 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank and will be invited to appear on stage to show off their creations. The 2020 event is free and open to the public and will take place on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis.

 

“May is truly a magical experience that can be felt throughout the state of Indiana and we are excited to incorporate Hoosier youth into the festivities as we kickoff the month of May,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “The 500 Festival thanks STAR Bank for their support in the 2020 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest and welcomes them as they join in the celebration as presenting sponsor of this great tradition!”

 

To participate in the 2020 Kickoff to May Coloring Contest, decorate a coloring sheet and complete the entry form. Submissions must be dropped off at your local STAR Bank location or postmarked to the 500 Festival office, located at 21 Virginia Avenue, Suite 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204, no later than April 8, 2020. You can learn more about contest entry rules here.

 

You can learn more about 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank, here, or by searching #MayKickoff on social media.

 

About the 500 Festival

Founded in 1957, the 500 Festival is a not-for-profit organization that produces more than 50 life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and foster positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. One of the largest festivals in the nation, each year more than half a million people attend an event or program produced by the 500 Festival. Since its founding, the 500 Festival has contributed more than $500 million in economic value to Indianapolis. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit www.500festival.com, follow us on Twitter @500festival, or on Facebook.

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