Race car fans can meet Indy 500 drivers at the Last Row Party on Thursday, May 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This annual event — in its 45th year — honors and roasts the three drivers who make up the last or 11th row of the Indianapolis 500 race.
Last year's honorees were Jack Hawskworth, Buddy Lazier and Alex Tagliani.
In partnership with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Last Row Party is in the 160-foot-high Pagoda, which sits at the start and finish line of the Indianapolis 500.
One of the 500’s best events, fans can eat, drink and laugh as drivers are roasted at the Pagoda. (4790 West 16th Street -- enter through Gate 2 off 16th street). Last Row Party T-shirts will be sold for $20 each.
Past years' last row drivers have included Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Ana Beatriz, Sebastian Saavedra and Takuma Sato. All were Last Row Party honorees and instant crowd favorites.
Tickets are $50 per person. Attire is casual.
Tickets include entertainment and food. There will be two cash bars. Tickets can be ordered through this website at Eventbrite.com. Questions: Call 317-701-1130 (ask for Jenny) or 317-631-6400 (ask for Linda). A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible since the event benefits the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation, which provides journalism scholarships, awards and fellowships for Indiana college and university students.
For more information, please visit our website at: www.indypressfoundation.org/last-row-party
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A portion of each ticket is tax-deductible since the event benefits the Indianapolis Press Club Foundation
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PLATINUM SPONSOR: Receives prominent recognition in program, signage and advertising leading up to the event. Recognition at the event and receives 8 tickets. Cost of sponsorship: $2,500.
GOLD SPONSOR: Receives recognition in program, signage and advertising. Recognition at the event and receives 4 tickets. Cost of sponsorship: $1,000.
FRIEND OF THE FOUNDATION: Receives recognition in program and event signage. Cost of sponsorship: $500.
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