CHEERS TO INDY
WHAT IS IT?
Sports teams across the globe have pre-game traditions that spark emotion, bring fans back to a place and time, and convey a message of who that team is to their fans and larger community …
- “You Never Walk Alone” means so much to so many Liverpool and Celtic supporters
- Singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” at your favorite baseball park
- As a city, we all can identify with this one….. “Ladies & Gentlemen. Start your Engines”
We deserve those same opportunities to share an experience as a club & community – and to find a way to say thanks to all of you coming out of what was a difficult 2020 for everyone on many levels.
If anything, our internal appreciation for what we get to do for our city, for a living, and for all of you became that much more important.
With that in mind, we bring you “Cheers to Indy” – our one-of-a-kind tradition, something that you can do on a home game, away game, at home, at a bar, in another state or country, with your kids, with old friends , and – in this moment – we encourage you to make NEW friends. These fellow friends will be ones who celebrate OUR biggest moments with you.
Before we kick off, we will have someone who will share their passion for soccer, our city and Indy Eleven with all of you. We hope you will join us and those around you in this toast that will continue to build our community and make our game days one of the best in all of American soccer.
In this same spirit, we also toast our competitors pre-match, as our coaching staff will leave a personal note and 4-pack of our Ellison Brewing Company Lady Victory Lager as a welcome to Indy and our experience at “The Mike”. And every opposing player who wore an Indy Eleven uniform taking us on will also receive a 4-pack to show that they truly are #IndyForever.
Thank you for your passion and dedication – and for sharing many a toast with us in the days, months, and seasons ahead!
CHEERS – PROST – SALUD – SLAINTE – ŞEREFE!
SATURDAY, MAY 8TH – “THE INAUGURAL TOAST”
Who better to start this tradition off than with Indy Eleven legend, BRAD RING. He is featured here just prior to the inaugural “Cheers to Indy”, sharing a moment with former Indy Eleven defender, and current FC Tulsa Assistant Coach, Nemanja Vukovic aka Vuko.
SATURDAY, MAY 22ND – “RACING INDY NIGHT”
Meyer Shank Racing, Honda Driver and true soccer enthusiast, JACK HARVEY, once again steps in and delivers for Indy Eleven supporters with this match day salute to our fans and supporters!
SATURDAY, JUNE 5TH – “PRIDE NIGHT 2021”
“Pride Night” allowed for us to go to the BIG SCREEN, with a video toast from former USWNT player, current color analyst, & native Hoosier, LORI LINDSEY. Her toast was followed up in-stadium with CHRIS WAKEFIELD, representing the INDY PRIDE board.
TUESDAY, JUNE 15TH
WISH-TV’s Sports Anchor, CHARLIE CLIFFORD, set a new standard for TOASTMASTERS! Take a look at the video below, and see if you would run through a wall for that guy!
SATURDAY, JULY 3RD – “INDY-PENDENCE NIGHT”
SSG Travis W. King
157th IN BDE Public Affairs Chief
“COMMUNITY HEROES NIGHT” – JULY 17TH
REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION