By Elizabeth Griffith | July 27, 2017
For many families, back-to-school also means back-to-bullies; however, The Chris Lytle Foundation hopes to change that. Their mission is to stop bullies by empowering others to step in and stand up for those who can't stand for themselves. The Chris Lytle Foundation Fundraiser, hosted by Marian's Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University, is a carnival-style, free-admission, and family-fun event with something for everyone to enjoy. All proceeds go to the Chris Lytle Foundation.
The Chris Lytle Foundation Fundraiser
August 5, 2017, noon to 4 p.m.
The Indy Cycloplex
3649 Cold Spring Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Family-fun entertainment includes a variety of carnival-style games, tug of war challenges, face-painting, 3 bounce houses, and a dunk tank. Grab lunch and sweet treats for the whole family from the food trucks on premises: Bacon Station, Rolling Asian Delight, Poccadio Food Truck (Moroccan Grill & Sandwiches), a dessert truck (TBD), and Kona Ice.
Hometown heroes from the Indianapolis Fire Department, local Police Departments, and the Indiana National Guard will be in attendance. The Indiana National Guard will run an obstacle course for those seeking a physical challenge. Children of all ages may explore rescue vehicles in a hands-on investigation.
Attendees have the opportunity to see celebrity guests, bid on the silent auction items, and purchase raffle tickets for donations from the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Fever, the Indy Eleven, and fighters from Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mixed Martial Arts.
Silent auction and raffle items include:
|Pat McAfee white jersey, autographed
|Pat McAfee blue jersey, autographed
|Pat McAfee signed Colts football
|UFC Champion, Chris Lytle–autographed gloves
|UFC Champion, Andrew Holbrook–autographed gloves
|MMA Champion, Matt Mitrione–autographed gloves
|Indy Eleven–game tickets
|Indy Eleven Item (TBA)
|Indianapolis Indians–game tickets
|Indy Crash–football merchandise bucket
|Indiana Fever–autographed team photo
|Indiana Fever–autographed team wood-grain Fever basketball
|Indiana Fever–4 lower-level tickets to any future game
|Indiana Pacers (TBD)
|A Place To Float–gift certificate
|Purdue basketball, Katie Gearlds–autographed
|Purdue Football, Matt Mitrione–autographed
|Marco’s Restaurant–gift certificate
|Lyn St. James signed photograph
|Jeff Gordon #24 NASCAR RC Car
|Corvette Indianapolis 500 Official Pace Car
|Monster Truck Birthday Package
|Marco's Pizza-gift–gift certificate
|Broad Ripple Brew Pub–gift certificate
|Sunny Chinese Kitchen–Home Cooking Class for Five, gift certificate
|Climb Time Indy–passes and equipment rental
|Speedway gas card
|Hand-Lettered Home Decor
|Downtown Comics–gift card
|Superhero action figures bucket
|Wonder Woman superhero toy and action figure basket
|Avengers action figure set
|Iron Man electronic action figure
|Tally Beans Accounting, LLC–gift certificate (tax preparation)
|Renaissance Hotel Indianapolis–one night stay & breakfast for two
Be sure to stop by the local businesses, community non-profits, and city resources taking part in the vendor fair. Businesses who wish to participate should contact Terry DeBruhl at (317) 224-6167 to reserve space.
Current participants include:
|Marian University (Title Sponsor)
|Black Diamond Pest Control (Bronze Sponsor)
|Marion County Sheriff Department
|The Indy Crash, Women's Professional Football
|Vanessa Lopez Law Firm
|Lu Lu Rue
|Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
|Spinal Care Physical Medicine
|Monat Nerion hair & skin care products
|Nerium & Monet
Stop by the Chris Lytle Foundation Fundraiser event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/1919408638302683 for more information. Download the venue map and event schedule HERE (subject to change).