Two local nonprofits - Nine13sports and Flight1 - teamed up for a party Saturday night at the Speak Easy to raise money for their adrenaline-boosting efforts on behalf of local kids.
Nine13sports uses cycling as a gateway to health and fitness, while Flight1 provides aviation outreach of sorts, using flight to build confidence in children enduring health challenges or the loss of an immediate family member to illness.
IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball and Pacers Emcee (and Nine13 board member) Larra Overton attended as guests of honor at the inaugural Wheels 'n Wings event. Singer Ryan Brewer and the band The Lightweights provided music for the evening, City Barbeque fed the crowd and Sun King Brewing took care of the taps.
The auction raised an estimated $1,200. All told, with ticket sales and donations to produce the event, Indy stepped up to the tune of an estimated $11,000 to support Nine13 and Flight1.