WESTFIELD, IN – Westfield Mayor Andy Cook is hosting the Westfield Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball on Saturday, July 23 to cap off the three-day celebration of the opening of Grand Park Events Center, the new, 370,000 square-foot indoor field sports and events facility.
The gala event will be the finale of the Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, beginning at 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear formal wear and athletic shoes to celebrate the formal event and unique facility on the turf at the Grand Park Events Center. Tickets are $165 per person and can be purchased at https://qtego.net/qlink/yellowtieball.
A sponsor reception will kick off the evening at 6 p.m., followed by dinner, presentations and a silent auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Live entertainment and music will be provided by The Fun Factor Band featuring Blair Clark from 9 to 11 p.m.
“Holding this year’s Yellow Tie Ball at the Grand Park Events Center allows us to make it a much bigger event and to raise funds for the organization at the county level,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “The Youth Assistance Program is, without question, the most important project that Westfield is doing because it deals with our most important asset: our youth.”
Special guests at this year’s ball include Sarah Fisher, IndyCar veteran and owner of Speedway Indoor Karting (SIK). Fisher, who made nine career Indianapolis 500 starts between 2000-10, won the Most Popular Driver award three consecutive times in the IndyCar Series.
Multiple major sponsors, including SIK, are supporting the Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball. Tom Wood Volkswagen of Indianapolis is the Presenting Sponsor for the event. Krieg DeVault, an Indianapolis law firm, is the Mayor’s Sponsor, and Methodist Sports Medicine, a leading specialty orthopedic group in Central Indiana, is the Westfield Economic Development Sponsor. First Merchants Bank is the Youth Assistance Program (YAP) Sponsor and Faegre Baker Daniels, a full service law firm, is the City Council Sponsor.
The following businesses also have invested in this year’s Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball: Red Gold, Riverview Health, Hamilton County Sports Authority, Legacy Fund, Hamilton County’s Community Foundation, Urick Concessions, Indiana Fire Juniors, Citizens Energy Group, Huston Electric, Biddle Memorial Foundation, Bullpen Tournament w/ Crider & Crider, Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim, Plews, Shadley, Racher & Braun, LLP, Sheridan Youth Assistance Program, Barnes & Thornburg, C&T Design and Equipment Co., A&F Engineering, Holladay Properties, Holladay Construction Group, Enterprise RAC, City of Westfield, Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program (YAP) and The Bridgewater Club.
Proceeds from the Opening Celebration and Mayor’s Yellow Tie Ball will benefit the Hamilton County Youth Assistance Program (YAP), which was developed in fall 2009 as a pilot program in Westfield. It since has grown to incorporate all of Hamilton County, including programs in Carmel, Hamilton Heights, Fishers, Noblesville and Sheridan. In a desire to be proactive in assisting the healthy development of Hamilton County youth and their families, the program offers counseling for youth and families, youth anger management classes, parenting classes, food and clothing assistance and more.
Please click here to learn more about YAP.
About Grand Park Sports Campus
Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center will celebrate its grand opening July 21-23. The facility features three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1.5 million sports visitors participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis, making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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