Ivy Tech-Columbus sponsors second annual Run for the Ivy

COLUMBUS – Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus/Franklin will sponsor its second annual “Run for the Ivy” event for the public from 6:30 until 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2011, in the Community Building at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple, and $300 per table of eight. All proceeds will support scholarships and programs for Ivy Tech-Columbus/Franklin students.

Patterned after the annual Derby Day races, Run for the Ivy will involve video-taped races with renowned announcers. Guests will use Ivy Tech Bucks to bet on the horses of their choice and watch the races in the Community Building while enjoying Derby-themed hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live jazz music performed by Columbus East High School Jazz Ensemble. Each guest will receive $20 in Ivy Tech Bucks, one signature drink coupon, and an official race program; additional Ivy Tech Bucks may be purchased; guests will have photo opportunities with a horse and rider.

A silent auction will feature unique sports memorabilia and many local items of interest, such as free hotel stays, free passes to regional recreational and educational sites, gym memberships, and rounds of golf at nearby courses.

Signature sponsorships, from $350 to $5,000, are available. Signature sponsors will receive recognition in numerous forms, including logos on banners, recognition on the Ivy Tech web site, and free tickets to the event. Tables and races may also be sponsored. Current sponsors are The Republic, the Community Education Coalition, and Miller’s TV Sales and Service.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Amy Ables at 812-372-5342 or aables@ivytech.edu; or check the website at www.runfortheivy.com.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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