Attendees of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show and the general public can support two important charities while having a great time by attending the "Evening of Giving" Benefit Presented by KECO Coatings on Thursday, December 12 at Bartini's nightclub in Union Station, 39 W. Jackson Place, Indianapolis.
The benefit, which includes live music and a live auction, will start at 6:30 p.m. and run until 10 p.m.
The event will raise money for the Indiana Children's Wish Fund and Racing for Corey, which are both 501(c)3 not-for-profit organizations.
It will feature live music by the Souled Out Band, which is recognized as one of the best dance, party and variety bands in the Midwest. Its four lead singers and seven other musicians, including an energetic horn section, perform a wide variety of music.
A live auction featuring a limited number of special items, several of which are related to motorsports, will also be on tap. Some of the auction items confirmed at press time include an Urban 49 cc scooter; the opportunity for two people to be a crewmember for a day with Sam Schmidt Motorsports; an IndyCar Experience two-seater ride around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and a "Play and Stay" vacation for two to Tucson, Ariz., including four nights of accommodations and three rounds of golf. Music fans will also get the chance to bid on a guitar autographed by Jimmy Buffet and another one autographed by a rock band such as the Eagles, the Rolling Stones or Aerosmith.
Appetizers will be complimentary and a cash bar will be available. The event is open only to adults 21 and older.
General admission tickets cost $60 each and include two drink tickets. Attendees are encouraged to purchase them in advance by calling (520) 906-8106 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be available at the door. The organizers will accept VISA and MasterCard in addition to cash.
Although KECO Coatings has already signed up to be the event's presenting sponsor, several other VIP sponsorship packages are available for $1500 each. For more information on those opportunities, contact Mike Klinge at (520) 906-8106 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Bartini's is a high-energy dance club with three full-service bars, an expansive dance floor and a large outdoor patio with a fire pit. Seating in the 10,000-square-foot facility is limited to its VIP sections.
The money raised by the event will help grant wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. For more information on the charities, see indianachildrenswishfund.org and racingforcorey.org.