Indy 500 Fans Support the Foundation and Their Families
The Indy Family Foundation Festival celebrated last week in recognition of its second year in existence. Locals of all ages from Avon and other surrounding communities came together to enjoy the activities for the 500 Festival. Filled with good times and events, the Indy Foundation gets people ready for May racing in the Indianapolis area.
According to the Flyer Group newspapers, Heather Carpenter, the president of Indy Family Foundation, said that they had something for everyone at the event. “It’s a family friendly event, and we want people to have fun and relax,” she said in the article. “The festival had everything from a kids zone to two beer gardens to a zip line, a car show, they had it all here.”
Planning the festival is not an easy task. It is a year long process to find volunteers, venues for the activities and what fun things will attract the most attendees. Keeping things new and fresh is one way to get more locals involved from surrounding communities such as Avon.
“We are a 501-C3 charity run by volunteers,” Carpenter said. “Anytime anyone who is credentialed in racing or their family members were to come upon hard times with injury or illness they can apply to us, and we can help them. We can help them with anything from paying their mortgage to grocery bills, or medical bills.”
Racing is the most popular sport in the Indianapolis, with the Indy 500 and other year round races, fans come together to help support the foundation. They want to be a part of something that contributes to their favorite racers, and their families. Raising money is a very important part of the festival, and they were successful in the second year.
Even Indy 500 Princess Steph Wolfred made it a point to get involved this important day. “I knew being a princess was a leadership position and I knew it was a role I could play in the community. I love the 500 and the 500 Festival. This is a great thing for Indianapolis and a great way to get involved,” she said in the recent article.
Go online to find out more out the Indy Family Foundation or to make a donation at www.indyfamilyfoundation.com.