500 Festival Announces Partnership with Local Weather Company

500 Festival Announces Partnership with Local Weather Company

Fri, 2014-02-21

INDIANAPOLIS (February 21, 2014) –  In an effort to increase the level of preparedness for its world-class events, the 500 Festival has contracted with BAM Chase, LLC to serve as the official weather forecaster for 500 Festival events including the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and IPL 500 Festival Parade.

BAM Chase is an interactive private weather consulting and forecasting company founded in 2011 and headquartered in Greenwood, Ind. Using data models, pattern recognition and experience, BAM Chase provides Central Indiana with continuous in-depth weather analysis.

“The goal of the 500 Festival is to produce world-class events with participant safety as our utmost concern,” said Bob Bryant, President and CEO, 500 Festival. “Contracting with a service like BAM Chase will assist us in being best prepared for our events by providing the industry’s leading technology.”

“We are looking forward to being a part of the 500 Festival as their weather monitoring service for one of the largest events in Indianapolis,” said Michael Clark Meteorologist/co-owner, BAM Chase. “We hope together everyone can ‘Feel the Rhythm of May’ throughout the 2014 500 Festival.”

In addition to teaming with BAM Chase for weather forecasting, the 500 Festival works closely with the City of Indianapolis and the Department of Public Safety and supporting agencies to enhance the safety of our events.

The 500 Festival, a not-for-profit volunteer organization, was created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world. Over the past 57 years, the 500 Festival has grown to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. The mission of the 500 Festival is to produce life-enriching events and programs while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering positive impact on the city of Indianapolis and state of Indiana. www.500festival.com

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