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Indy 500 Parade

IPL 500 FESTIVAL PARADE

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Held on May 27, the eve of the 100th Indianapolis 500, 300,000 spectators from around the country lined the streets of Indianapolis for one of the nation’s premier parades, alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The IPL 500 Festival Parade allows all spectators to witness the pageantry and larger-than-life floats light up the streets of downtown Indianapolis. Well-known celebrities, costumed characters, marching bands, patriotic units, specialty units, spectacular floats and giant helium balloons will fill the streets to celebrate the world’s largest single-day sporting event, the Indianapolis 500.

The tradition continues with the 33 starting drivers of the Indianapolis 500 serving as honorary grand marshals the day before the race, riding in the traditional rows of three, with the winner of the pole position bringing up the rear.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR INDY 500 FESTIVAL PARADE

DATE: SATURDAY MAY 27, 2017

LOCATION: DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS

The Confucius Institute is looking for people (age 16 and older) who are interested in volunteering and participating in this year’s Indy 500 Festival Parade on Saturday May 27th.  Our Institute will be a sponsor and will have a giant Rooster balloon that will require several handlers.  If interested please see the instructions below on how to register. You will also need to send an email to ciindy@iupui.edu that you are planning to volunteer and let us know your shirt size.  Please forward this to anyone (friends, family, students, etc..) you think would be interested.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

Balloon Handlers – Rooster (Confucius Institute in Indianapolis)

PLEASE NOTE: VOLUNTEERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DAY AT THE INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY® MUST SIGN UP ONLINE BY 5:00 PM, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12!

  1. Log onto our website www.500festival.com
  2. Click on the volunteer tab at the left of the page
  3. Click on the Volunteer Registration link
  4. Welcome to the 500 Festival online volunteer registration
  5. Read the important information
  6. Click on the purple ‘Volunteer Registration’ button on the right side of the page
  7. Select 500 Festival Volunteer
  8. Enter the access code “2017rooster” at the top of the page and click unlock
  9. Scroll down to the IPL 500 Festival Parade and select Balloon Handler- Rooster- Confucius
  10. From here you will complete your volunteer registration

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