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!