IRL: Panther Racing to benefit Indiana group

Panther Hosts VIP Party to Benefit Best Buddies Indiana May 25th Party to Feature Demonstrations from Honda, Firestone and Others INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- To celebrate the month of May, Best Buddies Indiana is teaming up with two-time IndyCar...

Panther Hosts VIP Party to Benefit Best Buddies Indiana
May 25th Party to Feature Demonstrations from Honda, Firestone and Others

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- To celebrate the month of May, Best Buddies Indiana is teaming up with two-time IndyCar Series Champion Panther Racing on Thursday, May 25 from 6-8pm for an exclusive pre-Carb Day event that will benefit Best Buddies Indiana. The exclusive event will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the 35,000 square foot Panther Racing facility, silent auction items, door prizes, entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and a dessert buffet. Enjoy racing demonstrations from exhibitors, including Honda, Firestone, and Delphi. Mingle with Panther's driver Vitor Meira, who looks to improve upon last season's second place finish in the Indianapolis 500, along with the Panther Pack and team owners. Each guest will also receive an exclusive duffel gift bag. Adult tickets are $50 and child tickets are $20. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Sarah Baldini at (317) 920-8683 or sarahbaldini@bestbuddies.org.

Currently, there are 26 high school and 15 college chapters of Best Buddies throughout the state of Indiana. Best Buddies Indiana is a state affiliate of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,200 middle school, high school, and college campuses across the country and internationally. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States and through international programs on six continents; with additional country programs under active development.

Panther Racing, formed in 1997, has been a supporter of Best Buddies Indiana since the team's inception. Panther is the Indy Racing League's second winningest team with 15 IRL wins and nine IRL pole positions. This is the first year with Vitor Meira as their driver.

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Series Charity , IndyCar
Drivers Vitor Meira
Teams Panther Racing