Marian University to Host Fundraiser for Chris Lytle Foundation

by Mark Apple | Aug 02, 2017

Chris Lytle

The Chris Lytle Foundation, in partnership with Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University, will host a free carnival-style fundraiser at the Indy Cycloplex, home of the Major Taylor Velodrome. This event, the culmination of a class project by MAP students, will take place from noon to 4 p.m. August 5, 2017.

This free admission event will include celebrity guest appearances, silent auction, and raffle items from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever, the Indy Eleven, and fighters from Ultimate Fighting Championship and Mixed Martial Arts. Hometown heroes from the Indianapolis Fire Department, local Police Departments, and the Indiana National Guard will also be in attendance. The Indiana National Guard will run an obstacle course for those seeking a physical challenge. Attendees of all ages may explore rescue vehicles on premises with a hands-on investigation.

Activities include carnival games, bounce houses, dunk tank, food trucks, and a vendor fair consisting of local businesses, community non-profits, and city resources. Businesses who wish to participate should contact Terry DeBruhl at 317-224-6167 to reserve space.

Proceeds and donations go to The Chris Lytle Foundation in support of their mission spread awareness and stop bullying. Chris “Lights Out” Lytle is a retired UFC champion who encourages children and adults to stand up for others and put the “lights out” on bullying.

This event is sponsored in part by Marian’s Adult Programs. For information on Marian’s Adult Programs, visit For questions regarding The Chris Lytle Foundation Fundraiser, contact Lauren Davis at 317-903-7581, or email her at

About Marian University

Marian University (, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of more than 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide. Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 37 national championships in cycling, captured the NAIA Football National Championship in 2012 and 2015, and won the NAIA Women’s Basketball Championship in 2016 and 2017.

About The Chris Lytle Foundation

Founded by UFC Legend, Chris “Lights Out” Lytle, represents the fighter in everyone. We are a foundation that fights for awareness. Awareness for Autism, suicide, bullying, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Our goal is to encourage, educate and empower everyone in our path so that they too can be a fighter to speak up and stand up for themselves and others. Without awareness and education there can be no change. We want to be a part of that change. To learn more visit

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