Football Game Watch – Saturday at Noon!
It is the 100th MSU Homecoming this weekend and MSU is hosting Purdue. Kickoff is at noon! Don’t forget that we are at the Fox and Hound (smoke-free and family-friendly) on 82nd St. For this game, we will be in the big room. Come shoot some pool or play Giant Jenga while enjoying the game! The Fox and Hound will be providing a couple of sampler platters and chips and salsa at kickoff as long as we have 20 people. These are first come, first serve until they are gone. We will have raffle tickets for sale and free swag! Remember to join the All-Star Club at http://www.foxandhound.com/all-star-club/. Just for signing up you get a free burger or sandwich, free entree on your birthday and points for how much you spend. Those points lead to other rewards. Get signed up and hope to see you there!
Indy Spartan Wine Tasting – Scholarship Fundraiser
On Friday, October 30th, we will be having a 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. The cost is $30 per person with approximately 25% benefiting the Indy Spartans Scholarship Fund. To get all the details and sign up go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indy-spartans-wine-tasting-scholarship-fundraiser-tickets-18903321343. The event is open to the first 75 people!
As we have for many years now, we are volunteering this fall to help with the Indianapolis Marathon. We will help distribute water around the course the night before the marathon. The *win-win* is that marathon organizers will donate money to our scholarship fund for each volunteer we provide! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indy-spartans-fall-day-of-service-indianapolis-marathon-tickets-18561187010
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, from 4:45-8 p.m.
MEETUP LOCATION: Sterrett Center at Fort Harrison – 8950 Otis Avenue
Volunteers must be 6th graders or older. Volunteers will be asked to do some moderate lifting during this event, so please keep that in mind if you have injuries/issues that exclude you from those types of activities.
MSU Basketball at Purdue – February 9th
Single game tickets for the Tuesday, February 9th MSU at Purdue basketball game go on-sale for groups on October 13th. Right now it is unknown how many tickets will be able for us to purchase. We predict the seats will be in the upper bowl of the arena and will cost approximately $40 per ticket. No money is due until October 13th when it is known how many tickets we have available. Seats will be assigned based on the order that you sign up at the link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/msu-vs-purdue-basketball-in-west-lafayette-tickets-18640947576
Indy Spartans Bar Crawl RSVP, t-shirt order and information: http://bitly.com/IndySpartansBarCrawl
Hope to see you there! Go Green!
This year, five Indy Spartans joined forces to select two deserving applicants for this year’s scholarships. The committee reviewed 10 applications and met to discuss their qualifications and make a decision. Special thanks goes to Michelle Alexander, Amanda Kruse, Jim Nestor, Curt Phillips and Kristen Weir for taking the time to contribute to the selection process.
We are fortunate enough to once again provide two $1,000 scholarships to both incoming and current Spartans. This year, the Board of Directors agreed to dedicate one of the scholarships in the name of former Indy Spartan’s president Sherri Phillips. Get to know the recipients below:
Kayla Koch, a previous Indy Spartans scholarship recipient, will be a senior this year at MSU. The Huntington, Indiana native throws javelin for the track team and currently maintains a 3.9 GPA while studying to become a Physicians Assistant. Throughout her college career she has been heavily involved in campus clubs and activities and has even studied abroad to Dublin, Ireland. To Kayla, being a Spartan means getting goosebumps while singing the alma matter, shouting “Go Green” to other spartans and knowing that MSU is your true home and that Spartans everywhere are your family. We are pleased to award Kayla another $1,000 scholarship and will be there in spirit when she walks across the stage to graduate in the spring.
Nikaela Losievski is an incoming freshman to MSU and currently resides in Granger, Indiana. Her high school career consisted of active involvement in academic and service clubs, and she earned a 4.05 weighted GPA. Outside of academics, Nikaela has been a fighter studying to earn her black belt in Tae Kwon Do all while being diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. At MSU, she plans on studying Neuroscience and would love to be a part of the ongoing research on campus to help find a cure for her disease. Her tenacity and courage made her the perfect candidate for the Sherri Phillips Memorial Scholarship, and we cannot wait to hear about her stories when she arrives to campus this fall.
Both of these fantastic Spartans are currently planning on attending the Family Picnic on July 12, and we plan on recognizing both of them at the event. We hope you will join us in the fun and celebration! To register and for more information, click here.
Do you work in downtown Indianapolis? Are you retired or on summer vacation and live downtown? Come join fellow Spartans for lunch on Wednesday, July 8th from 11:00am – 1:00pm at Slippery Noodle Inn (372 S. Meridian St). The Slippery Noodle loves Spartans so there is no better place for Spartans to network over lunch. This is a great opportunity to meet other Indy Spartans. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/networking-lunch-2-tickets-17432850124 if you plan to attend so we can have seating reserved for you!
Do you work in the northwest corner of Indianapolis? Are you retired or on summer vacation and live near 86th and Zionsville Road? Come join fellow Spartans for lunch on Monday, June 15th from 11:30am – 1:00pm at Traders Mill Grill and Bar (5650 West 86th St, Indianapolis). The owner of Traders Mill is a Spartan fan and both of his parents graduated from Michigan State. This is a great opportunity to meet other Indy Spartans and support a Spartan business. Check back here for lunch specials! Please email us at email@example.com if you plan to attend so we can have seating reserved for you.
Watch for information regarding our second networking lunch in July in downtown Indianapolis!
Hope to see you there!
Join the Indy Spartans for a picnic in the park!
When: Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Fort Harrison State Park – Sycamore Shelter / 6000 N Post Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216 ** Free admission!
To make this event even more family friendly, we have chosen a new location for our picnic this year that has restrooms and a playground right near the picnic shelter. It is in Fort Harrison State Park, which charges admission per vehicle, but if you arrive at the entrance to the park any time after 12 p.m. and tell them you are with the Indy Spartans, admission is free! Come early or stay late to enjoy the park’s paved and rustic trails for hiking and biking, fishing access, and more.
Activities during the picnic will include awards and recognition presentations, cornhole, bocce ball, ladder golf and fun for the kids. Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. If you can, please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
For those interested, alcohol is permitted in the park for guests age 21 and over. We ask that you remember this is a family event and small children will be in attendance. Please monitor your beverages to ensure the safety of Spartans under age 21.
Please use the link above to RSVP for this event if you think you might attend. It will help us ensure that we have enough food and beverages for everyone.
Bring your family and tell your Spartan friends! See you there!