The nonprofit Indy Family Foundation will launch the first of three charity events planned for April and May starting with tonight’s “Behind The Wheel” gathering in Speedway, Indiana.
All proceeds from the event will be presented to RACER‘s Robin Miller in an effort to defray some of the medical bills he accrued while battling cancer during the offseason.
Behind the Wheel will take fans who are 21 and older inside the Dallara factory for a tour and interactive session with one of its engineers before moving to the adjacent A.J. Foyt Racing shop where a second “pit stop” will treat fans to a tour of the legend’s race facility that will show them how it’s preparing for the Indy 500.
The Behind the Wheel tour ends at the 1911 Grill, located across the street from the Foyt shop, where prizes will be awarded and fan favorite Sarah Fisher will speak to the assembled audience. Indianapolis Motor Speedway president Doug Boles will also be on site for the event which runs from 4:30-8:30 p.m. ET.
The $33 Behind The Wheel tickets are available at the door: Dallara, 1201 N. Main Street, Speedway, Indiana, 46224.
An online auction with IndyCar memorabilia is also being held to raise additional funds in support of Miller and can be found here.
Moving to May, the IFF’s Grand Prix Gala takes place the night of Saturday, May 12, where the podium finishers and most of the field from the Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be present for dinner and conversation.
The final IFF event leading into IndyCar’s biggest race is the Indy 500 Fashion Show featuring the children of IndyCar and NHRA drivers, held on May 24.
Proceeds from the Grand Prix Gala and the Indy 500 Fashion Show will replenish the IFF’s charity funding, which has awarded $1 million to community members in need over the last 10 years.