IRL: Indy 500 FanFest 97-04-08

For Immediate Release FANFEST VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT IN HIGH GEAR INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 1997 -- The 500 Festival and Indiana Sports Corporation are recruiting volunteers to participate in Indy FanFest at the Indianapolis Motor...

For Immediate Release

FANFEST VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT IN HIGH GEAR

INDIANAPOLIS, April 8, 1997 -- The 500 Festival and Indiana Sports Corporation are recruiting volunteers to participate in Indy FanFest at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway May 9-12, May 16-18 and May 21-25. Opportunities to be a part of the racing theme park are still available, and interested individuals and groups are encouraged to sign up quickly.

Volunteers will participate in all aspects of FanFest, from behind-the-scenes operational assistance to hosting attractions and even acting as atmosphere talent by dressing up as race car drivers, team members, race officials and others and mingling with visitors throughout each weekend. Volunteers are asked to contribute a minimum of three shifts and may schedule as many shifts as desired during Indy FanFest's twelve-day run.

All Indy FanFest volunteers receive a free benefits package for working a minimum of three shifts at the theme park. The package includes: Indy FanFest polo shirt and hat Free food vouchers on days worked Free admission and parking on work days Invitation to the Thank You party during race week

Volunteers who work six or more shifts receive an additional package containing the following items: Two one-day Indianapolis Motor Speedway qualifications tickets Two tickets to the 1997 Comfort Classic at the Brickyard Senior PGA TOUR championship golf tournament in September A commemorative Indy FanFest pin A commemorative Indianapolis 500 pin

To sign up or receive information about volunteering at FanFest, individuals and groups are encouraged to call the 500 Festival's Volunteer Hotline at 317/237-3414.

In addition to volunteer participation, talent screenings are underway for individuals and groups who are interested in performing at FanFest. These appearances include live performances on the FanFest stage, character appearances and emcee positions in several attractions. All acts interested in performing at FanFest may call Paula Knight at the FanFest offices at 317/484-6580 for more information.

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