There’s a lot going on in Indy this holiday season! Indianapolis Downtown Inc. shares some highlights, including football, holiday plays, and more! Click here for more information!
The Department of Public Works conducts the annual Leaf Collection Program to help our citizens dispose of the large number of leaves each fall. This program helps your Indianapolis/Marion County environment by turning the leaves into usable compost offered free to citizens, to help strengthen and beautify lawns and gardens county-wide
Did you know?
Open burning of leaves is illegal in Indianapolis/Marion County.
Remember 9/11 Memorial and Concert will be hosted by Crown Hill Funeral Home and located on the Canal at 421 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, on September 11, 2012, at 7:30 pm. For more information please visit this link.
The Better Business Bureau shares their hot topics for August 2012, including:
- FBI Warns of New Internet Virus that can Hold you and your Computer Hostage
- As Election Season Heats up, Expect Scams to Continue
- Don’t Be Dumb with Smartphones
Join Us Thursday to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Pan Am Games
Indiana Sports Corporation will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Pan Am Games with a public celebration Thursday on Georgia Street, in front of Pan Am Plaza, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The celebration will feature live music from the The Wright Brothers Band, who performed on Monument Circle during the Games. Kristie Phillips-Bannister will also take part. Phillips-Bannister was a member of the 1987 Pan American gymnastics gold medal team and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006. Members from the Pan American leadership team will also be in attendance.
As part of the celebration, merchandise with a special limited edition 25th Pan Am anniversary logo will be available for purchase, and a life size cutout of Amigo, the Pan American mascot, will be available for photo opportunities. Food trucks will also be lined along Georgia Street for lunch options.
Indiana Sports Corp thanks our event sponsors: Citizens Energy Group, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Omni Severin Hotel, and OneAmerica, as well as event partners Indiana Humanities, The Arts Council of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star, and WTHR.
Special Indianapolis Indians Ticket Offer to Celebrate the Pan Am Games
The Indianapolis Indians are offering those wishing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1987 Pan Am Games a 2-for-1 ticket deal for the Wednesday, August 22 game against the Louisville Bats. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with a Pan Am pregame recognition ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit this special web page and use the promotion code SportsCorp.
Pan Am Games Exhibit at the Indianapolis Artsgarden
To recognize the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Pan American Games, The Arts Council of Indianapolis has created a visual display featuring original artwork, memorabilia from the Games, and more. The display will be featured in the Artsgarden through August 31.
Approximately 125 of Indianapolis’ leading companies and more than 6,000 competitors are expected to compete in the 2012 ISC Corporate Challenge secured by Stanley Security Solutions September 22 and 29. Becoming a sponsor of the Corporate Challenge is an excellent way to showcase your company to leaders in the Indianapolis area and connect your company’s brand to a positive, community-oriented event.
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game, which will be played on Saturday, December 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
As a friend of Indiana Sports Corporation, we would like to offer you a special offer to purchase your 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game tickets in the Indiana Sports Corp ticket block. Tickets in the Sports Corp block are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to four (4) total tickets per person. This also includes 50-yard line 100-level premium ticket packages that include VIP pre-game hospitality and VIP parking opportunities. Seating allocations will be determined at a later date, but Sports Corp members will be given first priority.
Ticket options include:
$500 - 50 yd-line 100 Level Premium Ticket Package including VIP pre-game hospitality
$225 - 100 & 200 Level seats (between the 20 and 40-yard lines)
$185 - 300 & 400 Level seats (between the 20 and 40-yard lines)
If you are interested in purchasing your Big Ten tickets through this special offer, please visit our special ticket page. Fans and businesses interested in leasing suites for the event should call Melissa Caito at (317) 237-5000for more information.
Fans can also reserve the best tailgating spot in town for their RV. Big Ten RV Nation spots are now available for purchase through Indiana Sports Corp. If you’re not bringing the RV to Indianapolis, get your hotel room today at http://visitindy.com/
The Big Ten Football Championship Game will feature the champion of the Legends Division facing the champion of the Leaders Division. The winner earns the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State, 42-39, in the inaugural championship game in front of a crowd of more than 64,000 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health Program has several events scheduled for September, including a Colts Game Day collection and multiple collection and distribution drives at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health (learn more about the program with this video ) program collects and distributes donated sports equipment to help underserved local young athletes have the equipment they need to jumpstart a more active lifestyle while encouraging a commitment to good health. The program collects new and gently-used donated sports equipment from manufacturers, retailers, institutions, events and individuals, and distributes it to not-for-profit, youth-serving organizations, sports leagues, sports clubs, and schools.
Over the past five years, the program has collected more than $850,000 in equipment and distributed that equipment for the benefit of more than 135,000 local youth. The most recent equipment distribution in April included 11,000 items to 90 local organizations.
If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our Geared For Health events, information and the ability to register for shifts can be found here.
Wayne Duke Award Recipient wins Olympic Medal
Congratulations to 2012 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award recipient Margaux Farrell, who medaled at this summer’s Olympic Games.
Farrell won a bronze medal as a member of France’s 800-meter freestyle relay team. As a dual citizen of both the United States and France, Farrell was able to compete for France in the Olympics.
The Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award is an annual scholarship recognizing one male and one female Big Ten senior student-athlete pursuing a postgraduate degree for achievements in academic, athletics, civic service, and leadership. Farrell received the award in conjunction with the 2012 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis.
A recent graduate of IU, Farrell earned her degree in broadcast journalism and is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Southern California.
Farrell is the first female Indiana Hoosier to win an Olympic medal since 1976.
Indiana Sports Corp’s Upcoming Schedule of Events
September 22 & 29, 2012 - ISC Corporate Challenge secured by Stanley Security Solutions
December 1, 2012 - Big Ten Football Championship Game
March 21-23, 2013 - NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
March 28-30, 2013 - NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
March 29-31, 2013 - NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – Regional
May 19, 2013 - NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals
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By: Robert W. York
Most everyone, including teenagers drink alcohol – right? What’s the harm in smoking a little pot from time to time – right? Nobody is really going to care much if I stick a pair of sunglasses in my pocket and walk out without paying – right? Hey, what’s the big deal – even if I’m caught I’ll probably just have to pay a fine – right?
This Is What Being Arrested Means:
- You will likely be handcuffed and taken to a holding facility. If you were driving at the time of the arrest, your vehicle will be impounded and you will have to pay for the towing and storage.
- While in the holding facility, you are fully under the control of someone else whether you like it or not. While there, you will be required to be in the company of the type of persons with whom you may not normally associate.
- Your arrest record, including your photograph and fingerprints, will remain in the police file and will be available to all other police agencies.
- You may be required to post a bond in order to be released. This means that someone on the outside must pay a bondsman an amount that based upon the crime could amount to thousands of dollars. You will remain in the facility until the bond is paid and even after payment your release could take many hours.
- Conditions of being released on bond will prevent you from participation in your usual activities and life style. Should you violate the conditions, your bond will be revoked and you will be returned to a holding facility.
- You should always retain the services of a criminal defense attorney with the attendant fees being usually in the thousands and the requirement that they be paid up front.
- You will be required to go to court on the day or days as the court directs. Failure to appear will result in your bond being revoked and commitment to a holding facility.
- While most arrests result in a plea bargain, it is fully up to prosecuting attorney as to what pleas will be accepted. Even then it is up to the court to decide whether to accept the plea or require you to go to trial.
- Some courts require mandatory jail time based upon the offense committed. This is particularly true if you have had a prior conviction. Even if you are not sent to jail, your release could well require you to perform many hours of community service, to regularly meet with a probation officer, to pay a substantial fine and to live your life only as permitted by the conditions of your release.
- If the offense involved driving, it is possible for your insurance premiums to skyrocket.
- If you are arrested for a later offense, the fact that you have previously been convicted will be used to determine the amount of your bond and the possible sentence.
Your Arrest Could Keep You From:
- Getting your driver’s license
- Getting your high school diploma
- Being admitted to the Air Force Academy, West Point, Marine, Corps, U.S. Naval Academy, and some post-secondary institutions
- Obtaining certain jobs
- Getting student loans for college (due to drug charges)
- Obtaining legal immigration status
These Employers Could Get Your Juvenile Records:
- Summer camps
- Schools, youth programs, and day care centers
- State licensing agencies for cosmetology, nursing, social work, stockbrokers
- Nursing homes
(Information in part from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section)