STAR Financial Bank will serve in this role from 2020-2021
INDIANAPOLIS (November 18, 2019) – The 500 Festival, a nonprofit organization providing life-enriching events and programs that celebrate the spirit and legacy of the Indianapolis 500®, today announced that STAR Bank will be the new 500 Festival Kickoff to May presenting partner for 2020–2021. Founded in 1943, STAR is an Indiana-based community bank known for its culture of delivering quality service, personalized banking solutions and innovative uses of technology.
“It is an honor to be joining the 500 Festival team by partnering for the Kickoff to May,” said Scott Bove, Regional President, STAR Bank. “As a community bank founded in Indiana, the STAR family is accustomed to celebrating the magnitude and uniqueness the month of May offers our city and state. We are thrilled to have a driver’s seat view of the festivities from our new location on Monument Circle.”
The 500 Festival and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway launch a month-long celebration of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing with the 500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank on Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis. The 2020 event will feature the Chevrolet Festival Cars, VIPs and dignitaries, and an exciting new surprise that will leave attendees pumped up for the month ahead. From past Indianapolis Colts Punter, Pat McAfee, to flips and tricks by Wonder Wheels BMX, to our most lovable mascots, you never know who will kickoff the Month of May or how they’ll do it!
“The 500 Festival Kickoff to May is a community tradition of waving the ceremonial green flag for the most festive month in the world,” said Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival. “May is truly a magical experience that can be felt throughout the city of Indianapolis, and across the State. The 500 Festival welcomes STAR Financial Bank to the celebration as presenting sponsor of the Kickoff to May!”
500 Festival Kickoff to May, presented by STAR Bank, is free and open to the public. The 2020 event will take place on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm. You can learn more about the event 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 $400 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.