To help kickstart the Month of May at Indy, Martin Plowman, driver of the #41 A.J. Foyt IndyCar, and his fiancee Nicole Pollard, former Miss Indiana, are hosting their inaugural Celebrity Kart Race at Fastimes Indoor Karting with all proceeds benefitting Snowball Express, the charity for children of our fallen military heroes. The event will be presented by Northwestern Mutual - Wise Financial.
The event is a two and a half hour endurance kart race with nine teams competing. Each team will have five people per team and will include two celebrities and three VIPs - that's you!
Not in the race? Come hang out and cheer on some of your favorite INDYCAR drivers, including Jack Hawksworth and Jack Harvey, and Indianapolis Colts players Dwayne Allen and Matt Overton! You even get a chance to hang out with the 500 Festival Princesses, Miss Indiana USA and Colts Cheerleaders!
There will be a silent auction where you can take home a few money-can't-buy items, while helping to raise money for a great cause.
All proceeds are going straight back to Snowball Express, a charity that Martin and Nicole have been serving since Martin's IndyCar debut in 2011. Its mission is to bring hope and new memories to children of our fallen military heroes since 9/11, and is an absolute passion for the two of them. They feel a deep responsibility to take care of the children who have given up a parent in the fight for freedom.
Thanks to Highland Capital Management, every dollar raised at the event will be doubled! They were so inspired by the story of Snowball Express and Myles Eckert, they are matching dollar-for-dollar every donation, up to one million dollars! Watch Myles tell his story on Ellen here: http://www.ellentv.com/videos/0_sulp48eg