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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.

The ISC Corporate Challenge is One Month Away; Are You Signed Up?

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.

For sponsorship information, contact Craig Lippincott at (317) 237-5000. For more information on the event, please visit our web site.

Don’t Miss the Big Ten Football Championship Game; Get Your Tickets Today 

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.

General public tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $125 depending on seat location.

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

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.

Geared For Health Primed for Big September

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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