Race week in Indiananpolis comes with traditions almost as legendary as the Indianapolis 500 itself. Thursday begins the start of a new tradition. Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter-Reay is among those spearheading a new event entitled, "The Yellow Party."
Proceeds from silent and live auctions go to "Racing for Cancer," "Little Red Door Cancer Agency," and "Racing for Kids."
"Everyone's on board," volunteer Monica Hilton said. "We have about 20 drivers who have signed up for the event. We're doing the greatest spectacle in silent auctions, as well. There's over 100 IndyCar-related prizes that fans can bid on. It aims to be a huge event."
A night of dinner and dancing, the event is scheduled to be held at Indy's high-rise One America Tower with tickets and VIP passes available. Organizers said they hope ticket demand grows and would someday require that the event be held at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"I know there are a lot of events going on during the month of May, but to have a fun event that is fan-focused and to mingle with the drivers, is special. It really is a one on one experience," Hilton said.
IndyCar fans wanting more information can visit to the official web site, www.theyellowparty.org.
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