American Ninja Warrior Taping

Are you a fan of NBC’s American Ninja Warrior? Did you know they will be taping shows this week on Monument Circle? Do you want to be part of the audience? They will donate $30 per person to our scholarship fund as long as we have at least 20 people attend. The downside is they will be taping Thursday night, April 28th (technically Friday morning from 12:30-4:30am).  There are six spots remaining. If you are interested click here and read all the details and get signed up. Invite your friends/family. Must be 16 and older.

Volunteer Opportunity

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Check out all the details on the Indy Spartans volunteer projects on Saturday, April 16th.

Project #1 – Animalia – This project is open to the first 20 people to register here. Must be 14 years old and over. Volunteering is from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. If you can’t volunteer for this project, see how else you can help this Spartan run non-profit charity.

Project #2 – Indy Urban Acres Farm – **Cancelled due to too much water in the field.**

Project #3 – Keep Indianapolis Beautiful: Neighborhood Clean Up – This project is just west of downtown (near Washington St and Holt Rd) so we are hoping our downtown and westside Spartans will volunteer for this one. The neighborhood has many elderly residents who are not able to help so they need our help. They have paired up with Steak n Shake (3810 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46241) and volunteers will receive free chili. The project is open to the first 20 people to register here. There is no age restriction. Volunteering is from 8am – 11am.We hope that you will volunteer at one of our projects!

B1G Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournaments

Michigan State is once again paired with the Slippery Noodle for both the women’s and men’s tournaments.

Where are our runners especially our MSU Track team alums? We are looking for runners to represent the Spartans in the Hoops Day 5K on Saturday, March 12th at 8:00am so we can bring home the team bragging rights. We are off to a good start as NCAA National Champion/Spartan grad/Indy Spartan Sara Kroll has confirmed she will be running. If you would like to join her, please register here. Cost is $30 but you can get $5 off by using the code: B1GINDYALUM. They are also looking for the most spirited male and female which in 2014 was awarded to your Indy Spartans President. Let’s keep that award!

 

Indy Spartans Wine Tasting with Dr. Paolo Sabbatini

Jim Arnold, Spartan Alum and owner of Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits, has created a wonderful wine tasting event for us. The event will be held on Saturday, February 13th in the Kahn’s (Keystone location) private banquet room “The Kahnoisseur’s Room.” The event will begin at 6:30pm but you may begin arriving at 6pm. There will be two wine serving stations with 4-5 wines per station with a knowledgable Kahn’s employee pouring at each station. A nice selection of Artisan Cheeses, crackers, fruit, etc will also be provided. You will also receive a Tasting Sheet to help you keep track of what wine you want to purchase and take home with you.

We will have Dr. Paolo Sabbatini joining us from Michigan State. He is an Associate Professor of Horticulture and world renowned wine expert who will be speaking about the wine industry and giving us an overview of various types of grapes and wines. We will also have some MSU wines to raffle off.

The cost to attend is $25 per person (if you pay by January 15th) and $30 per person (after January 15th). Jim is also going to put all the wines tasted on sale that evening and is donating 25% of the sales to the Indy Spartans Scholarship fund. Money for the ticket(s) is due by Friday January 15th to take advantage of the Early Bird Special of $25 per person. After January 15th, the cost is $30 per person and due by February 11th. Payment options: (1) send a check made payable to MSU ALUMNI OF GREATER INDIANAPOLIS to Paul Quirke, 85 9th St NW, Carmel, IN 46032; (2) pay via Paypal using msualumniindy@gmail.com (please click sending to friends/family); (3) bring cash, check or credit card to a game watch.

The event is open to the first 55 people that sign up!

Cotton Bowl – MSU vs Alabama Game Watch

If you are not making the trip to Dallas, we hope that you will come spend your NYE with fellow Spartans at the Fox and Hound to cheer on our Spartan football team. There is no cover charge! The Fox and Hound is family friendly! We will be in the big room! Once 20 people arrive, some appetizers will be brought out for you to enjoy while they last. If you plan to join us at the Fox and Hound, please click here and RSVP.

Indy Spartans Wine Tasting

Early Bird pricing extended to January 11th!
On Saturday, February 13th, we will be having our wine tasting event at Kahn’s Fine Wines and Spirits (53rd and Keystone). The event will begin at 6:30pm. Jim Arnold, the owner of Kahn’s is a Spartan alum and is working with us to create a wonderful event. We will have a special guest (TBA) from MSU attending to speak with us about the red and white wines that MSU is producing. We will also be raffling off some of the MSU wine. The cost is $25 per person if you sign up and pay by January 11th. After January 11th, the cost is $30 per person. To get all the details and sign up click here. The event is open to the first 75 people!

 

B1G Football Championship Information

Spartan Central

The Spartan Pep Rally will be on Saturday from 5:30-7pm in the Indianapolis Convention Center Ballrooms F and G.  Pep Rally is now sold out! For ticket information through MSU, and information regarding other B1G Championship Events go here.

Spartan Meet Up

Come to the Slippery Noodle on Friday beginning at 5pm for a Spartan Meet Up.  Hang out with your fellow Spartans from all over the country as we get ready for Saturday’s game! It is sure to be a packed house!  Get there early and stay late! We will have this long sleeve t-shirt on sale or you can preorder it here and pick it up at the Noodle from the Indy Spartans.

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MSU Basketball Game Watch

On Saturday, get to the Slippery Noodle early in preparation for the noon tipoff for MSU basketball versus Binghamton.  The Noodle opens at 10:00am. Parking lot party at noon!

Football Team Arrival at Hotel

Everyone is invited to be at the team hotel to welcome the MSU Football team to Indy.  The team will be arriving at the Westin downtown at 2pm on Friday! Make signs, wear green and welcome the team to Indy!

Football Game Watch

If you do not have tickets to the B1G Football Championship Game come watch the game with fellow Spartans at either the Fox and Hound on 82nd St or the Slippery Noodle Downtown.  Go Green!

Buy Your Game Tickets Today

Kickoff of the 5th annual Big Ten Football Championship Game is set for Saturday, December 5, at 8:17 p.m. (ET) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Make your plans now to be in Indianapolis to see all the action. Tickets through Ticketmaster are sold out.

Sit in Suite Style
Suites for the Big Ten Football Championship Game are still available. To purchase your suite, click here. For further information please contact Melissa Caito at MCaito@indianasportscorp.org or (317) 237-5039.

You’ve Got to Eat, Visit Our Restaurant Partners

Whether you are enjoying the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper at the Indiana Convention Center or walking through the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street, stop by one of the Big Ten Football Championship Local Organizing Committee restaurant partners. All are located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and will be happy to host a private function or accommodate groups:

Adobo Grill: 110 E Washington St, (317) 822-9990
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar: 7 E Washington St, (317) 951-9464
Cadillac Ranch: 39 W Jackson Pl, (317) 636-0100
Champions: 350 Maryland St, (317) 405-6111
Champps: 49 Maryland St, (317) 951-0033
Dick’s Last Resort: 111 W Maryland St, (317) 608-2456
Fogo de Chao: 117 E Washington St, (317) 638-4000
Granite City: 45 S Illinois St, (317) 803-2025
Hard Rock Cafe: 49 S Meridian St, (317) 636-2550
Harry & Izzy’s: 153 S Illinois St, (317) 635-9594
High Velocity: 10 S West St, (317) 860-6500
Indianapolis Colts Grille: 110 W Washington St, (317) 631-2007
Moe’s A Place for Steaks: 15 East Maryland St, (317) 635-0720
Kilroy’s: 201 S Meridian St, (317) 638-9464
O’Reilly’s Irish Bar and Restaurant: 36 S Pennsylvania St, (317) 974-0674
Palomino: 49 W Maryland St #189, (317) 974-0400
Prime 47: 47 S Pennsylvania St, (317) 624-0720
Ram Restaurant & Brewery: 140 S Illinois St, (317) 955-9900
Scotty’s Brewhouse: 1 Virginia Ave #100, (317) 571-0808
Slippery Noodle: 372 S Meridian St, (317) 631-6974

Spots in the Best RV Lot Now Available
Driving your RV to the Big Ten Football Championship Game? Consider staying in the RV Nation lot, three blocks from Lucas Oil Stadium in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.
For $200, you’ll get a spot in the lot for two nights and a weekend full of great activities that include corn hole tournaments, giveaways, and much more! The lot opens Friday, December 4, beginning at 6 p.m., and will remain open until Sunday at noon. Overnight security will be provided.
Passes for 2015 Big Ten RV Nation are available now, so don’t let this opportunity pass by. To purchase your pass, click here.
Questions? Contact Caleb Kolby, Indiana Sports Corp at 317-237-5018 or CKolby@indianasportscorp.org.

Join the Fun on Georgia Street
On Saturday, you won’t want to miss all of the activities at the Meijer Tail Greater Party on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. Georgia Street, directly east of the Indiana Convention Center, will be teeming with action from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Game Day. The party will feature food trucks, a beverage garden, ice sculpting, a live band, merchandise, and much more to create the ultimate tailgate experience. At 3 p.m., take a break to watch the Major League Eating contest featuring Joey Chestnut and other professional eaters. Their challenge: the World Famous St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail. DJ Yoshi and other acts will provide live entertainment. For further information on Fan Fest and other Big Ten football activities, please visit our fan guide here.

2015 Big Ten Football Championship Fan Fest

Downtown Indianapolis is the place to be before the game on Friday and Saturday. Experience the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr. Pepper on Friday, December 4, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and again on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More than 200,000 square feet of the Indiana Convention Center will be transformed into a sports wonderland with interactive games such as a field goal kick, quarterback toss, golf simulator, 40-yard dash and much more. Entertainment will include special guest appearances, mascots, team bands, giveaways and food and beverage. Entrance to the Big Ten Fan Fest is free with a Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket. Fan Fest tickets may also be purchased onsite, $8 for adults and $4 for kids. More than 200,000 square feet in the Indiana Convention Center will be dedicated to interactive games, entertainment including special guest appearances and mascots, performances by participating team bands, giveaways, food and beverages, youth clinics all day on Saturday, and much more.

2nd Annual Taps and Touchdowns Beer Tasting Event

Looking for something to do to celebrate the Big Ten Football Championship Game coming to town? Join Indiana Sports Corp at our 2nd Annual Taps & Touchdowns Beer Tasting Event featuring 20 breweries & 4 restaurants. Your entry fee will provide you with a tasting glass and as many samples of beer and food you’d like!

All of the information can be found at www.indianasportscorp.org/taps. We have a special offer for Big Ten alumni groups – Use the code ISC1979 to receive $5 off your entry!
Question? Email Katie Brunette – kbrunette@indianasportscorp.org