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10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA

The Indy SurviveOar 10 Year Anniversary Gala (Pink Paddle Party) will be held on August 25, 2017 from 6:00 to 11:00 PM at the Indiana State Museum; a beautiful location on the Canal in downtown Indianapolis.  The evening will begin with a cocktaill party outside on the Canal.  Dinner, dancing and silent auction will follow along with other fun surprises.

For additional information and to purchase tickets or sponsorships, click here.

 

 

We Greatly Appreciate Our Gala Sponsors

 

OUR FOUNDING SPONSOR

Ed Martin Automotive

 

DIAMOND SPONSOR

St. Vincent Carmel Women's Center

          ST. VINCENT CARMEL WOMEN'S CENTER

PLATINUM SPONSORS

Benesch - Attorney's at Law

 

DEEM A Mechanical and Electrical Company

 

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

GOLD SPONSOR

MacAllister Machinery

SILVER SPONSORS

Susan Calhoun in memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel

Duncan Video

April & Rick Sasso

McDonald's

Globe Asphalt Paving Co

Debbie and Michael Schutz

 
Bronze Sponsors
Alfred & Margaret Mascia
Carol & Carey Landry
DeFur Voran LLP
Dickson - Schaefer, Ltd
Etta and Dave Biloon  
Gary Nance Design  
Genie & Gerry Barker  
Indiana Box
Indianapolis Auto Trade Association (IATA)
Kitchens By Design
Marcia Honz
Michelle & Bob Kowal
Nanette & Don Barrett
Noblesville FOP Lodge 198
Steven Boggs  
Susie and Dave Kinghorn
Zurich Direct Markets - Todd & Stacey Johnson

 

Thanks to Our Guests and Supporters

We'd like to thank all those who attend our Pink Paddle Party/10 Year Gala Celebration and all those who donate auction items, gift cards and otherwise help to make this event a success!  The Pink Paddle Party is our annual fundraiser which provides funds necessary for the team's equipment, boat maintenance, race fees, insurance and training.

Indy SurviveOars is a 501 c 3 tax exempt not for profit charity. 

2017 Vines For Life - A Tasting Event

 

 CONNECTING THE CAUSES

 

On January 27 the amazing Vines for Life event was held at the Hawthornes Golf & Country Club.  Guests enjoyed tastings of wine, craft beer and craft spirits, as well as dining on delicious  hors d'oeuvres.  Silent and Live Auctions were held to raise funds for local cancer organizations.  The evening was considered a great success by all. 

 

Vines for Life is an annual event, now in its seventh year, benefiting three Geist Area Cancer Charities: Creating Hope, Team Luke, and the Indy SurviveOars.  Be sure to watch for this event yearly!

 

This elegant and  worthwhile event was possible because of the very generous support of the following sponsors:

 

HOST SPONSOR

 

PREMIERE SPONSOR

 

PRESENTING SPONSOR

 

 

 

2016 Pink Paddle Party

The Indy SurviveOars annual PINK PADDLE PARTY was held Friday, November 4th, 2016. The theme for the 2016 SOLD OUT event was "Beach Ball." The party was held at the beautiful Montage in Indianapolis.   Guests enjoyed dinner,  drinks, entertainment (including a kissing shark), and both live and silent auctions! Guests were invited to wear beach resort attire; Hawaiian prints and florals were the clothing of choice creating a colorful and festive atmosphere!

 

The Pink Paddle Party is INSO's main annual fundraising event, providing the funds necessary for the team's equipment, boat maintenance, race fees, insurance and training, along with public awareness efforts.


Thank you to all of our guests, contibutors and especially our sponsors for the 2016 Pink Paddle Party:

 

PREMIER 6-YEAR PLATINUM SPONSOR

Townsend Tree Service

PLATINUM SPONSORS

 

Barnes & Thornburg

 

R.B. Annis Educational Foundation

 

Deem

GOLD SPONSORS

Ed Martin Automotive Group

 

Susan Calhoun in Memory of Nancy Calhoun Merkel

 

RBC Wealth Management

 

MacAllister Machinery Company

 

SILVER SPONSORS

 

Indiana Behavioral Support Services, LLC

 

Bronze Sponsors

Joe and Ann Barber  
Dave and Susie Kinghorn  
Michael and Debbie Schutz
Indianapolis Auto Trade Association
Judith Earle
Dauby, O'Conner & Zaleski, LLC
Lumina Foundation
Noblesville FOP #198
DeFur Voran LLP
Beth Cornelius and Susan Ford
Don and Nanette Barrett
Ed and Gemma Bastyr
Yopi and Larry Havlik / LIDS
Jan and Gina Walker
Globe Asphalt Paving Co., Inc.
Dickson-Schaefer Ltd.
Rob and Betty Anderson

The National Bank of Indianapolis

T.J. Maxx

Fortis College

PNC Wealth Management

Genie and Gerry Barker

 

2016 Passions Collide: Artists & Paddlers Meet

Indiana artists participated in a juried art competition using boat paddles as their canvas or sculpture medium producing unique and creative art.  This paddle art was on display in the Raymond James Stutz Gallery, judged and then sold by silent auction benefiting the Indy SurviveOars. The reception and silent auction was held March 18 where the artist awards were also announced.  Congratulations to the winners:

 

BEST OF SHOW:  MARTHA CARLSON

PEOPLE'S CHOICE:  LINETTE BLEDSOE

 

 

Passions Collide Logo

DETAILS:

Paddle art Gallery Display:  March 4-18, 2016
Reception, silent auction and artist awards:  March 18, 6-9 PM.
Location: Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery is located in the Stutz Building, 212 West 10th Street, Indianapolis
 

Please visit the Paddles Collide Facebook Page for more information.

 

You can view the winning paddles and alll of the 2016 paddle art in our Photo Gallery

 

The Indy SurviveOars and the Stutz Artist Association thank the generous sponsor of this event:

Ed Martin Automotive Group

Healing on the Water

 

WISH-TV, a local Indianapolis TV station, recently featured Indy SurviveOars in a media spot. The reporter even joined the team during practice on a chilly, blustery October evening on Geist Reservoir, seated in the drummer's seat at the front of the boat. We thank WISH-TV for taking an interest in Indy SurviveOars and for helping us share our message with a larger audience. Please enjoy the article and video on their site:

Breast Cancer Survivors find Healing on the Water