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Firestone Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction

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Firestone Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction

“Benefit Concert and
Charity Auction” to Benefit Two Local Children’s Charities Third Annual Event Features Live and Silent Auctions, and Music by Blair Clark”


INDIANAPOLIS, IN – A charitable, must-attend event in Indianapolis, set at the highest point of the city, with 360-degree views, will take place Thurs., December 3, at
D’Amore, 48th Floor in Chase Tower, at 1 East Ohio Street. The third annual “Firestone Evening of Giving Benefit Concert and Charity Auction,” presented by KECO Coatings, will start at 6:30 p.m. and run to 10 p.m. The proceeds will help grant the wishes of Indiana Children’s Wish Fund (ICWF) children ages 3 to 18, who have been diagnosed with a terminal/life-threatening illness, as well as help support the mission and activities of Racing for Corey (RFC).

We are pleased to announce Ed Carpenter, the only owner/driver in the Verizon IndyCar Series, has partnered with ICWF and RFC to assist with this year’s event. Ed Carpenter stated, “I am very excited to serve as co-chair for the “Firestone Evening of Giving” event. Indiana Children’s Wish Fund and Racing for Corey are both great causes that we are passionate about. We are looking forward to a great night, a lot of fun, and raising money for two great causes!” Carpenter drives the No. 20 car for CFH Racing, the team he co-owns. He has over 12 years of experience in IndyCar and has captured the coveted pole position for the Indianapolis 500 twice (2013 and 2014). He has been very supportive of RFC over the years, spending one-on-one time with the children at racing events. The Butler University alumnus resides in Indianapolis with his wife and three
Event details:

The evening’s entertainment includes live music provided by Pop/R&B/Soul/Jazz artist Blair Clark, silent and live auctions, and a wine pull. Tickets are $100 per person (must be 21 years or older to attend). Complimentary appetizers will be served with a cash bar. Parking is available in the Chase Tower Garage (validated at D’Amore for $5). Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance by calling KECO Coatings at 317-356-7279 or at Tickets will also be available at the door. Reserved VIP tables for 10 are $1,500, which includes limited complimentary beverages and Chase Tower Garage parking.

The live auction will feature motorsports experiences, including an opportunity to have “Dinner with Ed Carpenter,” participate as a “Crewmember-For-A-Day” with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and take an IndyCar Experience two-seater ride around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Music fans will have the chance to bid on an electric guitar autographed by The Rolling Stones. There is something for everyone, including trips and much more.

Racing for Corey: Founded in 1999, Racing for Corey is a program designed to bring together the sport of auto racing and kids diagnosed with life-threatening or chronic illnesses. Organized race-themed events are held at racetracks to entertain wish kids and families of various non-profit, wish-granting organizations across the country. Visit

Indiana Children’s Wish Fund: Founded in 1984, Indiana Children’s Wish Fund grants wishes to Indiana children ages 3 to 18, who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Note: there is no affiliation to any other wish-granting organization. Visit