28 May Another Great May in Indy
We are so glad to be a part of the Indianapolis community, especially this time of the year. For over twenty years, New Hope clients have been able to take part in the Indy 500 festivities through another initiative, Friends of the Fox. Started by Indy car driver Stan Fox and race car driver Jack Kerwin after sustaining traumatic brain injuries while racing, Friends of the Fox seeks to give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the traditions of May in Indy. Today, New Hope volunteers, Bill Ray and Ron Kucer, continue the legacy of Stan Fox and the Friends of the Fox mission.
Each year, for a week or two leading up to race day, Bill and Ron organize and lead groups of New Hope clients and staff to the track during practice days. Beginning the day at a local McDonald’s for free breakfast, the groups enjoy time in the community. Then they make their way to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for garage tours where they get to meet drivers and see some of the Indy cars up close. Many of the clients get photos and autographs from drivers and their crews. They even get to end the day with a tour of the IMS museum.
We are so thankful for the wonderful experience that Bill and Ron create for those we serve year after year!