May 23, 2013
2013 Racing to Recovery Gala
Check out photos from Wednesday’s event at IndyStar.com!
Tickets still available for Wednesday's Racing to Recovery Gala
Interested in a Napa Valley wine tasting trip? A behind-the-scenes walrus tour at the zoo? How about an Indiana Pacers basketball signed by ABA legends including Mel Daniels, George McGinnis and Bobby “
April 9, 2013
SSPF to honor Al Speyer at Racing to Recovery Gala
Tickets available now for star-studded Indy event
The Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) announces it will host the 14th annual Racing to Recovery Gala Wednesday, May 22, at The Crane Bay in downtown Indianapolis.
HEROES FOR HOPE
SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE SAM SCHMIDT PARALYSIS FOUNDATION
BECOME A HERO FOR HOPE
Become a Hero for Hope and help further spinal cord injury/paralysis research, increase awareness and make a difference.
Host a fundraising event in your area with family, friends and neighbors. Here are just a few suggestions and remember, you don't have to be a professional.
- Cook-off or Bake-off
- Fashion Show
- Organize a craft show and rent tables
- Letter Writing Campaign
- Miniature Golf Tournament
- Wine Tasting
- Car Wash
- Yard Sale
Together, we can make a difference.
Anyone can become a Hero for Hope. One example: Rather than receiving gifts to celebrate their birthdays, Mitch and Cooper Robinson asked family and friends to make charitable donations to organizations they selected. Being typical boys, most of these were sports connected. Around the time of Cooper's 11th birthday, NFL player Kevin Everett became spinal cord injured during a Buffalo Bills game. Cooper asked his parents, Suzanne and Mark, if they knew any charities that help people with spinal cord injuries. They reminded him that he already knew a racecar driver who suffered such an injury and had started a foundation. Cooper's response: "Oh yeah, Sam!" Cooper and Mitch are big racing fans and had met Sam several times, as their dad served as the PR rep for Firestone in the IndyCar and Indy Lights series. When Cooper designated the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation as his birthday charity, friends and family made donations to SSPF in his honor. A big thank you to Cooper!