500 Festival Seeks Volunteers for 2015 Programs and Events

500 Festival Seeks Volunteers for 2015 Programs and Events

Wed, 2015-01-14 08:00

INDIANAPOLIS (January 14, 2015) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization committed to enriching the quality of life for Indiana residents and visitors, today kicked off registration for the 2015 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group. Each year, the 500 Festival relies on 7,000 volunteers to ensure its events and programs continue to deliver a lasting, significant impact. The organization is looking for individuals and groups who are interested in using their time and talent to support its wide variety of programs and events, such as the IPL 500 Festival Parade, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon and the Chase 500 Festival Kids’ Day.

“As a nonprofit organization producing programs and events for more than 500,000 people each year, we rely upon our volunteers, and we think we have the best ones around,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO, 500 Festival. “Working together in true Hoosier spirit, our volunteers help create an exciting and impactful community-led road to the Indianapolis 500.”

In 2015, the 500 Festival Volunteer Program, presented by Citizens Energy Group, will offer more than 100 areas of volunteer opportunity, providing a role to fit every interest and ability. In addition to special access at 500 Festival programs and events, volunteers will receive a commemorative volunteer t-shirt, collector’s pin, and an exclusive invitation to the 500 Festival’s Volunteer Appreciation Day, hosted at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individuals who are interested in volunteering can visit www.500Festival.com/volunteer to view a list of opportunities and to sign up.

Additional questions regarding volunteering with the 500 Festival may be directed to Jennifer Livesay, program manager, at (317) 614-6112 or via email to jlivesay@500festival.com

The 500 Festival Volunteer Program is sponsored by Citizens Energy Group, Meijer, Pepsi, Aquafina and Hot Box Pizza. To learn more about the 500 Festival, please visit: www.500festival.com

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 while celebrating the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500® and fostering 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 $350 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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