An organization that can trace its roots back to 1887, the Indianapolis Indians strive to provide outstanding support and service to Central Indiana. With a variety of outreach, ticket and charitable programs, the Indians remain dedicated to giving back. Through donations, appearances, kids programs, and fundraising such as Jersey Auctions and Thursday Craft Beer Nights, the Tribe encourages growth and awareness of the many service organizations in the community by inviting them to Victory Field to showcase their talents to our fans.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters aims to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The Indians are once again partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI) to be the presenting sponsor of their 100 Men in 50 Days Campaign from April 21 to May 10 with a kick-off event at the game on April 21. In 2016, the Tribe helped BBBSCI eclipse its goal with 122 male volunteers and generated 386 volunteer inquiries. Matches will receive invitations to behind-the-scenes Indians events and all Littles matched during the campaign receive a Knot Hole Kids Club membership.
Susan G. Komen Central Indiana
Susan G. Komen's goal is to save lives and end breast cancer forever through education, research and grants that provide financial and emotional assistance and advocacy for better breast cancer policy. The Indians are partnering with Susan G. Komen of Central Indiana to promote breast cancer awareness during the Mother's Day game on May 14th.
Strike Out Stroke
Strike Out Stroke's goal is to radically reduce number of strokes through education and awareness of the simple but highly effective ACT F.A.S.T. (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) message. On June 27, doctors and nurses will be on-site for Strike Out Stroke Day at Victory Field to give blood pressure readings and increase awareness.
Wheeler Mission is a non-denominational, Christian, social services organization, which provides critically needed goods and services to the homeless, poor and needy of Central Indiana without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, creed, national origin or religion. Wheeler Mission's awareness night is on August 21. Members of the Indians team also volunteer at Wheeler's meal service throughout the season, where players help cook, prepare and serve food.
Humane Society of Indianapolis
The Humane Society of Indianapolis provides vital services to animals and people alike through sheltering and adopting animals, positive reinforcement behavior training, and outreach through community and shelter programs. The Humane Society of Indianapolis is the presenting partner of the Indians' Bark in the Park events on April 18 and August 22 where fans are able to bring their dogs to the game. Last season both dates sold out and over 400 dogs attended the two Bark in the Park events. The Indians team also volunteered their time during the season to walk dogs at the shelter.
Hamilton Center is a community mental health center serving Central and West Central Indiana. Hamilton Center will be at the ballpark for Mental Health Awareness Night on August 25 in preparation for September's Recovery Month.