INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The Circle City Classic has rolled into Indianapolis for its 30th year.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite released the following statement Friday night:
The 30th Annual Circle City Classic is underway in downtown Indianapolis with a great lineup of events leading up to a grid-iron battle between Grambling State University and Alcorn State University on Saturday. Indianapolis is proud to be host to this wonderful event which showcases a partnership between Indiana Black Expo Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation. As a result of their collaboration, over one million dollars has been raised to send countless young people to college.
With this spirit of collaboration in mind, we appeal to everyone to come and enjoy all this event has to offer in peace. The IMPD, our public safety partners, and members of the faith-based community will deploy several hundred officers and volunteers this weekend to ensure our citizens and visitors can have a good time.
We welcome everyone downtown, however if your intentions are to come down and disrupt any event, to settle any neighborhood dispute, or be a nuisance, you will be dealt with promptly. Parents must know where their children are and ensure they are properly supervised. The Indiana curfew law will be enforced and parents may be held accountable for the actions of their children.
The Circle City Classic a wonderful event and we look forward to another successful year. See you downtown.
Chief of Police
A winter weather advisory is in effect for Central Indiana through Friday night. Southern counties will be under a winter storm warning beginning Thursday night through Friday night.
Hardware stores are making sure Hoosiers are armed with the tools necessary to battle the storm.
Nearly 90 Department of Public Works trucks began hitting Indianapolis streets to drop salt just after 5 p.m.Thursday as rain turned over to sleet and snow.