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7th Annual Indy Burger Battle, July 27, 2019 @indyburgers

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By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC

The 7th annual Indy Burger Battle is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm (VIP entry at 12 pm), on the west block of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

This event features 16 local restaurants competing for the title of Best Burger by offering sample sliders to event patrons. Patrons may sample the burgers and vote for their favorite. Local celebrity judges will also pick their favorite.

Upon entry each guest receives a battle card which allows you to try one burger from every restaurant. Each restaurant’s logo is displayed on the battle card along with a select group of sponsor logos. Tickets also include one complimentary pour of beer courtesy of local brewery partners (or soda or water for those under 21).

All proceeds from the Indy Burger Battle benefit Building Tomorrow, an Indianapolis based non-profit galvanizing communities to support thriving schools in underserved areas. Building Tomorrow’s goal is to ensure all children access an inclusive, quality education; the organization currently reaches over 100,000 students in rural Uganda. 

Tickets for this event are $30 ($35 at the gate, $10 ages 6-12, $50 VIP) and are available on Building Tomorrow’s Web site at this address: https://www.buildingtomorrow.org/happenings/indy-burger-battle/.

Please note that tickets are not refundable. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to Building Tomorrow.

For more information, visit http://indyburgerbattle.com, or call 317-632-3545.

6th Sun King CANvitational, Sept. 8, 2018 @sunkingbrewing @georgiastindy

July 27, 2018 Leave a comment
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By Jessica Redden
On behalf of Sun King CANvitational
 
The Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival is back! The 6th annual Sun King CANvitational will return to downtown Indianapolis on Sept. 8, 2018.
 
Located on the west block of Georgia Street, known for Super Bowl XLVI festivities and the famed Pan Am Plaza, this year’s CANvitational will showcase more than 55 craft breweries from across America that can their beers.
 
Award-winning breweries will offer samples of craft beer, and patrons can enjoy local food trucks and music, all in an urban downtown atmosphere. All proceeds from the event will benefit six central Indiana not-for-profits.
 
“For our 6th year hosting the Sun King CANvitational, six central Indiana charities will benefit from the festival proceeds,” said Sun King Brewery co-founder and head brewer Dave Colt.
 
“Sun King has invited over 55 can craft beer friends from near and far to join us in celebration, and we are excited to announce this year’s CANlaboration is with Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids, Mich. Founders has been instrumental in the craft beer movement and our CANlaboration will be released during CANvitational.”
Sun King Brewing Company is the brainchild of Dave Colt and Clay Robinson. With the help of family and friends, the first keg of Sun King beer rolled out the door for delivery in July 2009.
 
Now available on tap and in cans at hundreds of locations statewide, Sun King has grown into a leader in the craft brewing movement in Indiana.
 
Sun King’s brewers handcraft flagship, seasonal and specialty beers that have been rewarded with multiple medals at the Indiana Brewers Cup, the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup competitions, and the brewery donates to hundreds of community organizations throughout Indiana.
Sun King has three locations: A downtown Indianapolis brewery and tasting room; a small batch brewery and tasting room in Fishers; and Sun King Spirits, a distillery in Carmel that opened in July 2018.
SUN KING CANVITATIONAL DETAILS:
 
WHERE:
Downtown Indianapolis on the west block of Georgia Street
WHEN:
Saturday, September 8 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
TICKETS:
Tickets are on sale now and available at all Sun King locations (135 N. College Ave., downtown Indianapolis; 7848 E. 96th St., Fishers; 351 Monon Blvd, Carmel) or at canvitational.com. A sampling glass and event tasting notebook will be provided to each ticket holder.
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MORE INFORMATION:
For tickets and a list of participating breweries, visit http://sunkingbrewing.com or http://canvitational.com.

New Year’s Eve 2016 in Downtown Indianapolis

December 13, 2016 Leave a comment
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Monument Circle decorated for the holiday season in downtown Indianapolis. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Downtown Indy, Inc.

Downtown Indianapolis is the place to be when the clock strikes 12 this New Year’s Eve! From numerous parties to family-friendly events to dinner in style, ring in 2017 right. To view all these events online, visit: www.downtownindy.org/event-collection/52/new-years-eve/.

Be safe – don’t drink and drive. Plan your transit to and from your Downtown NYE destination ahead of time. For more information on Downtown parking visit: www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/park/. For information on Downtown bus routes visit: www.downtownindy.org/get-around-downtown/bus/.

Georgia Street – all ages

Downtown Indy, Inc.’s New Year’s Eve Celebration presented by The Indiana Union Construction Industry,

Georgia Street; FREE

Georgia Street is the place to be this New Year’s Eve! Come for an exciting entertainment line-up, stimulating sights, plenty of food and drink and a unique midnight extravaganza all for FREE! The celebration takes place 8 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Headlining the event will be the electronic dance group Jump Smokers along with bands Standout Story, 87 Southbound and Just’A Band. The all-ages evening includes the Hoosier Lottery Countdown Pavilion inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse as a chance for revelers to step out of the cold. Full bars and food trucks will be available throughout the night as well. And at 11:59 p.m., an IndyCar hoisted high above the crowd will once again descend with fireworks at midnight!

Schedule of performers include:

Main Stage on Georgia Street

8 – 8:45 p.m. – 87 Southbound

9:15 – 10 p.m. – Standout Story

10:30 – 12:00 p.m. – Jump Smokers

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

10 – 11:30 p.m. – Just’A Band

Although hotel rooms are going quickly, guests for this event can stay at any of the Hilton family of hotels in Downtown Indianapolis, the official New Year’s Eve hotel partner.

Family-friendly events

Countdown to Noon, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, $22.50; youth (ages 2-17) $18.50; seniors (60+) $21.50; youth under 2 free

Experience all the fun of New Year’s Eve at a reasonable hour. Celebrate the final day of 2016 with activities, music from Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan and countdowns to 2017 at noon and 1 p.m. Receive hats and other festive favors for the big moment while supplies last.

Family New Year’s Eve, Indiana State Museum, $15, $9 members

The clocks are pushed forward and the New Year is celebrated early to allow children of all ages to enjoy the festivities. End the year with a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O’Bannon Great Hall. Enjoy jugglers, face painting and train rides from 6 – 9 p.m. with the balloon drop at 8 p.m. Reservations for the event are recommended.

New Year’s Eve with ComedySportz, The Athenaeum Theatre, $20; $18 for students and seniors

Welcome in the New Year with the most unique comedy show around! There are two celebrations – the first from 7:30 – 9 p.m. and the second from 10:30 p.m. – midnight (ending with a countdown to midnight) – and two live improvisation matches, where ComedySportz players battle each other for a prize.

Adults 21+ celebrations

New Year’s Eve Party with Zanna Doo, The Rathskeller, $50 in advance; $55 at the door

Enjoy New Year’s Eve with a hors d’oeuvre buffet, party favors and a midnight champagne toast at The Rathskeller. Doors open at 6 p.m., opening acts perform from 7 – 8:30 p.m. and Zanna Doo performs from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Bash at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis; $45 – $80

Kick off 2017 at Hyatt Regency Indianapolis with one of three hotel and party packages. This action-packed night of entertainment and celebration includes several live musical performances on three stages, a fantasy casino “player’s lounge” and a midnight 15,000 balloon drop in the center of the atrium lobby. Entertainment includes performances by The Flying Toasters, My Yellow Rickshaw, Corey Cox, Hunter Smith Band, DJ Brian Jackson, Casino Games and Pyramid of Enlightenment. The party begins at 8 p.m. and the dress code is dressy casual.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, Union Station, $50 general admission; $99 VIP

Celebrate the 10th annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball with three parties for the price of one ticket taking place in three ballrooms within Union Station. Living Proof in the Grand Hall will play all your favorite party songs; 80s rock band Mullet Over will entertain in the Iron Horse Lounge and “club-style” music provided by P3 Productions will take place in the Illinois Street Ballroom. The party begins at 8:30 p.m.

CIROC the New Year, Regions Bank Tower, $130

Ring in 2017 at Indy’s only rooftop event from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. and enjoy a 360-degree view of Downtown. This event features a premium open bar all evening with light appetizers, champagne toast and a special midnight presentation. Music provided by DJ Indiana Jones, DJ Gabby Love, Action Jackson, Lemi Vice, Mass Appeal, DJ Rican and DJ Jozyano.

New Year’s Eve: A Gatsby Affair, The Pavilion at Pan Am, $95 – $100

A NYE Gatsby Affair at The Pavilion will be a one of kind New Year’s Eve experience at Indy’s newest event venue! With music from Sinclair Wheeler, Slater Hogan and a special performance by Kayla Noel, this event will have you dancing into 2017 with more than 1,000 other partygoers. Early bird tickets start at $100, providing each guest with amenities including a premium open bar, midnight champagne toast, silk aerialists, party favors, a photo booth, a live stream of Downtown Indy, Inc.’s New Year’s Eve on Georgia Street and more!

New Year’s Eve at Howl at the Moon, $25 – $110

Howl at the Moon offers three different packages to help ring in 2017: Champagne Supernova ($110) includes reserved seating, dinner from 7 – 10 p.m. and a champagne toast at midnight with party favors. Just Dance ($90) offers the same amenities as Champagne Supernova, except standing room only. For both packages guests must arrive between 7 – 10 p.m. General admission is $25, which includes guaranteed entry with guests arriving between 8 p.m. – midnight.

Hard Rock Café New Year’s Eve Party, $30 – $225

Rock in the New Year at Hard Rock Café with live music from DJ T-Bone and multiple event packages. The Party like a Rock Star Couple package ($225) includes two dinner buffets, one hotel room, party favors and two champagne toasts. The Rock and Roll package ($50) includes one buffet dinner, party favors and a champagne toast. General Admission ($30) includes a reserved seat, buffet dinner and champagne toast. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the dinner buffet is served from 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

New Year’s Eve Date Night, Chef JJ’s, $75 per person + 21 percent service fee

Share an evening with that special someone with fresh, local food prepared by Chef JJ’s culinary team. Tickets include beer or wine tasters, a five-course dinner and a sweet treat to take home. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. and concluding at approximately 8:30 p.m. Non-refundable, non-transferable seat deposits are available for $40.

New Year’s Eve Limo Bus Crawl, various locations, $49.95; prices will increase

Returning for a sixth straight year, party in style on a limo bus with My Drink On! This package includes no cover, champagne toasts at midnight, party favors, drink specials and a photo hunt. Limo buses will do constant loops and should arrive to each venue every 15 minutes (traffic pending).

Downtown sports for New Year’s Eve/day

The Indiana University men’s basketball team will face off against the University of Louisville at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 31 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are sold out on the primary ticket market, but are still available via secondary ticket sites such as Stubhub, TicketMaster, etc.

The Indianapolis Colts play the season finale against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. Go Colts!

Hotel packages

Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites

New Year’s Eve Dinner only package:
Five-course meal for two
Party favors
Champagne toast
Complimentary valet parking
The Alexander

Overnight stay in an art-centric deluxe guest room
Prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries
Brunch for two in Market Table
Late check out 1 p.m.

Downtown Indianapolis Heats Up in July

June 26, 2016 Leave a comment
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Bicycling along the White River in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

By Amanda Dorman
Downtown Indy, Inc.

Fourth of July weekend
Indy’s most popular fireworks show and festival – the Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast – returns to the grounds of the Indiana War Memorial July 4. More than 20,000 people are expected to be Downtown on Veterans Memorial Plaza and American Legion Mall from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. The fireworks will launch from the Regions Bank Tower at 10 p.m. (North and Michigan streets will be closed throughout the day and New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware streets surrounding the Regions Bank Tower will be closed 9:30 – 10:15 p.m. during the fireworks show.)

Crowds will gather for many music festivities including the Indiana Historical Society’s patriotic-themed Concerts on the Canal July 4 from 5 – 9:30 p.m. The two-day INDYpendance Day Concert for Cancer is back on Georgia Street July 2 & 3 from 2 – 10 p.m. with headliners Ludacris, Awolnation, Kongos and more. On July 1, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform a one-night only concert Star Spangled Symphony at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State and The Doo! are playing at the Rathskeller Biergarten July 4. The Indianapolis City Market hosts Party of the Plaza July 4 from 7 – 11 p.m. complete with corn hole, checkers, sidewalk chalk and a great view of the Downtown fireworks.

IBE Summer Celebration
The Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration returns July 7 – 17. The 46th running of Summer Celebration includes business seminars, an employment fair, concerts and more. More than 80,000 attendees will take part in events at various locations Downtown, with most events taking place at the Indiana Convention Center. The FREE Music Heritage Festival takes place Friday, July 15 at American Legion. Music Heritage Festival II takes Place Saturday, July 16 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Downtown gets festive
There’s still time to enjoy some of Downtown Indy’s best summer festivals. Saturday, July 2 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., the Taste of Indy will present an assortment of Asian, Soul, Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun, Hispanic and American food on Monument Circle. Tickets are $6 in advance or FREE for kids 6 and younger.

The Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival, taking place Saturday, July 9 starting at 9 a.m., offers cyclists a unique opportunity to race the city streets that they would rarely do otherwise. Families and bicyclists will also enjoy many of the activities taking place throughout the day including food and beer vendors, music, expo area, free community rides, free Kids Zone activities, BMX stunt shows, kids and juniors bicycle races and more. This festival is FREE to attend.

Step into the West at the Eiteljorg Museum’s West Fest on July 23 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This festival is a family event featuring entertainers, animals, food and family fun. Tickets are included with museum admission.

On July 30 from 3 – 7 p.m., the Indiana Microbrewers Festival will showcase more than 100 breweries all in one location – Military Park. Tickets are $40 general admission, $60 for early bird entry and $10 designated driver.

Take in the sights and sounds of summer
Summer concerts are officially here and national and local artists alike will bring Downtown to life this summer. Two big names are coming Downtown this month. Coldplay performs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on July 20. Also at Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Twenty One Pilots on July 31.

Enjoy nine concerts at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park this month: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra July 1; “Weird Al” Yankovic July 7; Barenaked Ladies July 8; Sublime with Rome July 16; Peter Frampton & Gregg Allman July 20; WTTS Rock on the River with The Head and the Heart July 25; Bush and Chevelle July 26; Tedeschi Truck Band o July 27; and Halsey July 29.

The Indianapolis Zoo’s Zoolapalooza series continues for two more Friday nights: July 1 & 8. Another Zoo concert series – Animals and All That Jazz – kicks off July 7 and continues Thursday nights through Aug. 4.

Two big names are coming to the Cabaret: catch Rumer Willis July 22 &23 and John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey July 29.

Cheer the Fever, join the Tribe
Catch one (or more) of the 15 Indianapolis Indians home games at Victory Field this month. On July 4, enjoy two firework shows following the games (the Indians’ own firework show plus the Donatos Downtown Freedom Blast). There are four chances to catch the Indiana Fever at home: July 1, 13, 15 & 19. The Indy Eleven play at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium July 9, 13 & 23.

Georgia Street action continues
Workout Wednesdays strengthened by Indiana University Health continue through the end of July on Georgia Street’s west block. Downtown Indy, Inc. partners with the YMCA to provide fun, all-levels hip hop classes weekly from noon – 12:45 p.m. New this year: Sunrise Yoga on the Canal in partnership with Invoke Studio takes place Wednesday mornings from 6 – 6:45 a.m. on the Vermont Street Plaza.

Downtown residents and workers are invited to wind down the week during Happy Hour Thursdays on Georgia Street. Every Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., enjoy music from RadioNow DJs, appetizers from the Severin Bar and domestic beers and craft brews. This event is free to attend, but everyone must be 21 or older.

Eat lunch alfresco on the Boardwalk and enjoy the sights and sounds of Downtown during Food Truck Fridays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.downtownindy.org/ or call 317-237-2222.

P&G Gymnastics Championships in Indianapolis, Aug. 13-16, 2015

August 8, 2015 Leave a comment
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P&G Gymnastics Championships at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Image provided by the event organizers and used with permission.

By Jane Jankowski
Indiana Sports Corp.

When gymnastics fans and officials arrive in downtown Indianapolis to watch the USA’s and many of the world’s best gymnasts compete for national honors at the P&G Gymnastics Championships Aug. 13-16, 2015, they’ll also be treated to special events and activities in Bankers Life Fieldhouse and on adjacent Georgia Street.

For four days, Georgia Street will be transformed into a Brazilian festival featuring “Countdown to Rio” activities in recognition of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, athletes and officials from USA Gymnastics will kick off the P&G Championships Thursday, Aug. 13, at 11 a.m. before the first afternoon of junior women’s competition.

The kickoff will feature world famous gymnastics Coach Bela Karolyi and Hoosier Olympic gymnastics medalists who will be honored later that day at Back Home in Indiana night. 1996 Olympic team champion Jaycie Phelps and 2008 Olympic team silver medalists Samantha Peszek and Bridget Sloan will be recognized during pre-competition festivities. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir also will perform.

Countdown to Rio activities will be located on Georgia Street. The east block will become home to a 1,600-square-foot beach, where a sand sculptor from the Indiana Ice Studio will transform five tons of sand into gymnastics-themed sand art beginning Thursday, Aug. 13.

The west block will feature food trucks on Aug. 13 and 14. Participating trucks will offer discounts to P&G Gymnastics Championships ticket holders and will include healthy menu items approved by event partner St.Vincent Sports Performance. Food trucks also will be featured on Saturday, Aug. 15, on the east block of Georgia Street.

Well-known gymnastics celebrities, including 1996 Olympic gold medalist Shannon Miller, 2004 Olympic all-around champion Carly Patterson, Peszek and Sloan will sign autographs on Georgia Street and Bankers Life Fieldhouse throughout the four days of competition. A schedule of locations and times for autograph signings will be posted onwww.pgchamps.com.

Before the senior women’s finals on Saturday, Aug. 15, Angie Miller, a 2013 American Idol finalist, will perform outside Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 6:15 p.m. Miller finished third on the hit television show and released her first extended play album last year. As fans leave the competition later that evening, they’ll be greeted by Brazilian music and a light display. The first 4,000 fans exiting the Fieldhouse will receive Olympic-themed glow sticks for the post-event entertainment.

Nearly 3,000 people are expected for the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show, an annual education event for the entire gymnastics community held in conjunction with the championships. The National Congress will be housed at the Indianapolis Convention Center and will feature presentations, demonstrations and educational seminars.

Here are fan activities for Georgia Street and inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Georgia Street Activities (free to the public)

· Bring your workout gear and participate in a special edition of “Workout Wednesday” led by Olympians Samantha Peszek and Bridget Sloan in the west block of Georgia Street. Wednesday, Aug. 12, noon to 12:45 p.m.

· Kick off the first day of competition with the Circle City’s Taste of the Championships on the west block. Food trucks will offer menu items that feature health conscious items that have been approved by St.Vincent Sports Performance. Participating trucks will also offer discounts for those who present their P&G Gymnastics Championships tickets or credentials. Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

· Official Countdown to Rio activities in the east block include a scavenger hunt and activities for kids such as balance beam skills and creating carnival masks; an interactive live art project that will be unveiled during Sunday’s competition; special gymnastics-themed sand sculpture on a Georgia Street beach; Brazilian music; photo opportunity with the 3-D letter sculpture “Rio.” Local gymnastics clubs will give demonstrations: the Gymnastics Company on Thursday, Dana Mannix Gymnastics and The Flip Zone on Friday, and Fusion Gymnastics and Geist Sports Academy on Saturday. Fan zone is available Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, August 14, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

· Happy Hour Thursday in the center block of Georgia Street with an Olympic gymnast appearance. Thursday, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Must be 21 to enter

· Olympian Shannon Miller will sign copies of her book It’s Not About Perfect in the CNO booth on the east block. Thursday, Aug. 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

· Special performance by American Idol Season 12 finalist Angie Miller, outside Banker’s Life Fieldhouse. Saturday, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.

· Samba lessons, Saturday, Aug. 15, 5:50 p.m.

· Capoeira performance. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines dance, acrobatics and music. Saturday, Aug. 15, 5-5:30 p.m.

· DJ Kyle Long entertainment. Saturday, Aug. 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

· Healthy snack food trucks: Seoulrito, Nicey Treat, Natural Born Juicers. Saturday, Aug. 15, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

· Following the Saturday night competition, Brazilian music and light display adjacent to Banker’s Life Fieldhouse

· At Monument Circle, just blocks from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indianapolis Power & Light Building will have festive lighting each night featuring the Olympic rings and the American flag

Bankers Life Fieldhouse activities (event ticket required)

· Thirty Empowerment Through Performance banners created by members of gymnastics clubs and other youth organizations from throughout central Indiana will be displayed throughout the championships at the Convention Center and Bankers Life Fieldhouse

· AT&T will offer Road to Rio 3D opportunities on a virtual beach

Spectators can enjoy makeovers at the P&G Beauty and Grooming booth, including CoverGirl manicures and makeup application from professional artists. Gillette hot towel shaves will also be available. Participants can learn about CoverGirl, Pantene, Secret, Gillette and Venus and receive samples
Kids can learn about the importance of fitness at the interactive Kellogg’s Fitness and Nutrition Zone, which features physical activities in building balance, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular exercise, all of which are fundamental to gymnastics. USA Gymnastics athletes will sign autographs for kids who participate in the zone’s activities before each senior session. Guests may also receive free samples of Kellogg’s cereal products
At the Under Armour Performance Center, fans of all ages can demonstrate their gymnastics abilities in three events. Take home a photo of your talents to share.

· Healthy food menu items, such as fruits, vegetables and healthy salads, will be available at two concourse concession stands as a part of The Circle City’s Taste of the Championships. The food options meet guidelines provided by St.Vincent Sports Performance

· On Friday night, Aug. 14, the first of two competition days for senior men, the 2015 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame class will be recognized. The class includes acrobatic gymnasts Kristin Allen and Michael Rodrigues of Livermore, Calif.; female gymnasts Mohini Bhardwaj of Los Angeles and Terin Humphrey of Kansas City; rhythmic gymnast Jessica Howard of Jacksonville, Fla.; trampoline and tumbling specialist Jennifer Sans of Burnsville, Minn.; men’s gymnastics coach Mark Williams of Norman, Okla.; and Doug Hills of Portland, Ore., and the late Dave Moskovitz will be honored for lifetime achievement. Darren Renna of Boston will receive the 2015 USA Gymnastics Robert Miller Spirit of the Flame Award.

Members of Team Hilton will sign autographs on the concourse Saturday, Aug. 15, at 6:30 p.m. One autograph per person will be offered to the first 300 fans. Members of Team Hilton include: Donothan Bailey, Lake Forest, Calif./University of California–Berkeley; Chris Brooks, Houston/U.S. Olympic Training Center; Jake Dalton, Reno, Nev./University of Oklahoma; Jonathan Horton, Houston /Cypress Gymnastics; Marvin Kimble, Milwaukee, Wis./Swiss Turners Gymnastics Academy; Steven Legendre, Norman, Okla./University of Oklahoma; Danell Leyva, Miami, Fla./Universal Gymnastics; Sam Mikulak, Newport Coast, Calif., Eddie Penev, Penfield, N.Y., Paul Ruggeri III, Manlius, N.Y., Donnell Whittenburg, Baltimore, Md., Brandon Wynn, Voorhees, N.J., all with the U.S. Olympic Training Center; and Alexander Naddour, Gilbert, Ariz./USA Youth Fitness Center
Vanessa Atler of Bakersfield, Calif., who tied for the U.S. all-around title in 1997 and won two 1998 Goodwill Games gold medals, will sign her first children’s book, Let the River Flow before the junior sessions on Aug. 13 and 14. Based on Atler’s childhood as a young gymnast, the story is about overcoming setbacks on and off the playing field, as well as striving to do one’s best and enjoy the experience of participating in sports.
Event merchandise, including gymnastics gear, event-specific t-shirts and other items will be available at merchandise booths

The Indiana Sports Corporation, Pacers Sports & Entertainment, the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana are the local organizers of the P&G Gymnastics Championships. St.Vincent Sports Performance is the official medical and performance nutrition provider of USA Gymnastics and the P&G Gymnastics Championships. Premier level sponsors are Deloitte, Vera Bradley, Kroger and OneAmerica Financial Partners. Local event partners are Bohlsen Group; Washington National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group; Hendricks Regional Health; Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield; Crowe Horwath, and Faegre Baker Daniels. The headquarters for USA Gymnastics has been located in Indianapolis since 1983.

Tickets for the P&G Championships may be purchased at Ticketmaster through www.ticketmaster.com.