INDIANA SPORTS CORP CO-VID19 UPDATES
Because of the continuing efforts to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and to prioritize the safety of all involved, Indiana Sports Corp has aligned with our event partners’ decisions to cancel all events through June 20, 2020. This includes the Big Ten Men’s Tournament, NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Regional, NCAA DI Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, FINA Men’s and Women’s Intercontinental Water Polo Tournament, and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Diving.
As changes are made throughout the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana, Indiana Sports Corp would like to provide access to information on upcoming events, resources, and information on how you can support as our community works together to navigate through the next several weeks and beyond.
Indiana Sports Corp will continue to work in accordance with directives from Governor Holcomb and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning COVID 19 as we assess any possible cancellations. At this time, Indiana Sports Corp has postponed the Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament to a date to be determined in the fall. All other events after July 1, 2020 will take place as scheduled, including the Indy Ultimate on July 25, 2020 and Corporate Challenge on August 29, 2020.
The following resources provide information for residents, fans, and community partners:
SUPPORT OUR PARTNERS
*Dining - Support our downtown restaurants as they continue to provide as many dining options as possible through closures. Click here to learn more on all curbside and delivery offerings.
Indiana Sports Corp partner restaurants include Boulder Creek, BRU Burger, Buffalo Wild Wings & Bar, Burger Study, Champps, Charbonos, Ellison Brewing, Harry & Izzy’s, Livery, Kilroy’s Bar & Grill, Mesh, Morton’s The Steakhouse, O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant, Prime 47, Punch Bowl Social, RAM Restaurant & Brewery, Shapiro’s Delicatessen, Side Street Deli, Slippery Noodle, St. Elmo Steak House, Stone Creek, Sun King Brewery, Taxman Brewing Company, The District Tap, and Yolk.
*Arts and Culture – The Arts Council of Indianapolis recommends the following ways in which you can continue to support Indy's arts and culture:
1. Donate to the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund here.
2. Visit www.IndyKeepsCreating.org to learn more about the growing number of virtual arts and cultural offerings and additional resources to support artists and arts and cultural organizations.
3. Donate tickets to any canceled events back to the organization instead of asking for a refund.
4. Donate directly to the arts and culture organizations and venues you value.
5. Provide payments and tips to individual artists as they share their work on social media.
6. Buy subscriptions, memberships, tickets, and gift cards from arts and cultural organizations.
7. Support local restaurants, bars, businesses, music venues and other cultural and entertainment locations impacted by the crisis.
SUPPORT OUR MISSION
For more than 40 years, Indiana Sports Corp has worked to impact our community through sports – attracting events to drive economic vitality, facilitate a vibrant community with civic pride, garner national and international media attention, and create opportunities for our youth. From the 1987 Pan Am Games to Super Bowl XLVI to the extensive relationships with partners like the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference, these events have helped our city, our state, and our people thrive through over $4 billion in economic impact delivered back to the community.
The loss of major sporting events and its impact on our restaurants, hotels, businesses, and foremost- our people- has been glaringly evident through this difficult time. In order to rebuild, Indiana Sports Corp will need to continue its mission of attracting sporting events to contribute back to the community. However, the work cannot be done without support of donors like you. To help advance our impact, please consider becoming a member starting at a donation of just $50 per year. Click here to begin your support.
You can also choose to donate here to support Indiana Sports Corp Inspiring Sports Grants which provide youth serving organizations in Indiana with sports equipment and program funding. Your donation will go directly to these organizations through our sports equipment grant which provides funds up to $2,000 and our Inspiring Sports grant program which provides funds up to $7,500. Each donation helps to accomplish our funding goals! Thank you in advance for supporting Indiana Sports Corp and our youth mission to help kids stay active and fit.