30 Aug Silver Cup Celebration
On August 18th, New Hope of Indiana held its 5th annual Silver Cup Celebration. We welcomed nearly 300 attendees to our new venue this year, the Ritz Charles. Our theme was “Hope Unites – Connecting Passion with Potential.” Attendees and individuals served by New Hope were asked to share their passions so we could celebrate the many things we have in common.
The event was a great success, raising just over $115,000 for the incredible individuals served by New Hope. Our guest speaker was IndyCar team owner and disability advocate Sam Schmidt, who shared his inspiring story of hope and resilience. After a racing accident in 2000 resulted in paralysis, Sam has defied expectations. A year after his accident, Sam founded Sam Schmidt Motorsports and Conquer Paralysis Now, a foundation focused on finding cures and treatments for paralysis. He remains active in the racing community and advocates for individuals with disabilities and their families. He encourages people to find their passion and continue to live their dreams – just as he has done. Here is a link to a video about how Sam uses technology to defy the odds.
The event also featured a silent auction, with items including wine tastings, massages, pet supplies, and original artwork from NHI clients! Our most popular items were bourbon and exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of both the Pacers and Colts facilities. We are grateful to every organization that supported our silent auction.
We would like to thank our sponsors who made the event possible. Our Title Sponsor was PNC Bank with Pearson Ford as our Platinum sponsor and Konrady Plastics as our Gold sponsor. In total, we had 29 organizations support our event through sponsorships or table purchases. We would also like to thank WTHR for serving as our media sponsor and for Anne Marie Tiernon who again served as our emcee.
If you went to the Silver Cup Celebration, please tell us about your experience on social media. If you couldn’t make it this year, please consider donating and keep an eye out for the 2023 Silver Cup Celebration. Date coming soon!