Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec to Serve as Co-Hosts for the 2016 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec to Serve as Co-Hosts for the 2016 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Wed, 2016-03-02

Two of Indy’s Biggest Sports Fans will Host Race Weekend’s Biggest Party

 

INDIANAPOLIS (March 2, 2016) The 500 Festival announced today that two of Indianapolis’ biggest sports fans, Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec, will co-host the 2016 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.  As hosts of the event, Luck and Pechanec will work with the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball committee and contribute insight and ideas.  The event will be held Saturday, May 28 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.

 

“Nothing tops Indianapolis during the month of May,” said Luck. “We have attended the Snakepit Ball several times and really enjoy the festivities.  We’re excited to serve as hosts for this year’s event.”

 

“We always look forward to the activities and events throughout May and we can’t wait to host one of the month’s biggest celebrations on the eve of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500,” said Pechanec. “We’re looking forward to collaborating with the Snakepit Ball committee and the 500 Festival to make this year’s event the best yet.”

 

“We’re delighted to work with Nicole and Andrew for this year’s KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball. They have been tremendous supporters of the 500 Festival and exemplify our mission of enriching lives and celebrating the Indy 500,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “As the event’s hosts, they have been very hands-on and have some exciting ideas. I think guests will enjoy their personal touches.”  

 

The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is race weekend’s most exclusive party attracting celebrities and VIPs in town for race weekend. In celebration of this year’s 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, the event theme will be “ Spectacle: A Night Circus Celebrating The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.”  On the eve of the race, the Indiana Roof Ballroom will be transformed into a mystical black and white circus featuring cirque-style performers and enchanting characters.  Attendees will don their best race couture to walk the televised red carpet before joining the night circus and enjoying the festivities.    

 

To learn more about the 2016 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball or to request tickets, visit www.500festival.com/snakepit

 

Members of the KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball Committee include: Aaron Reitz (co-chair), Mike Wells (co-chair), David Bratton, Larry Dewey, Natalie Roberts, Joe Santucci, Leslie Carter-Prall and Melissa Profitt. The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is sponsored by KeyBank, Business Furniture and BCforward. The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball’s red carpet arrival will be broadcast live on WISH-TV.

EDITOR’S NOTE: To download a photo of Andrew Luck and Nicole Pechanec, click  HERE. To download the artwork for the 2016 KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball’s theme, click HERE.


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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Media Contact:
Sabrina List
317.614-6141
slist@500festival.com

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