Another Great May in Indy - New Hope of Indiana
For over forty years, New Hope of Indiana has been committed to supporting individuals and families, encouraging them to live their most independent, fulfilling lives. Through services for individuals with disabilities and advocacy efforts, New Hope of Indiana is making an impact in our communities every day.
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Another Great May in Indy

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!

  • Kimberley Kerwin
    Posted at 00:30h, 03 June

    Thank you for caring on my Fathers legacy and Stan Fox I miss my father every day please if there is anything I can do to help please contact me Thank you and God Bless Kimberley Kerwin