HotBox Pizza is saving Indiana from pizza mediocrity. This locally owned, locally loved pizza restaurant is partnering with the Indianapolis Colts for the first time this year! Samantha Peterson, director of marketing and community engagement at HotBox, and catering director Jillian Hedges joined us today on Indy Style.
As the official pizza of the Indianapolis Colts, HotBox pizza will be served at Lucas Oil Stadium on game days.
Peterson told us HotBox has X locations around Central Indiana and is available for catering. The Porky Pig pizza is their most popular pizza! They also brought some salads and brownie pizza for us to try.
Also, any time the Colts get a sack during any game this season, you can get a free stix with your purchase the following day!
You can learn more about HotBox Pizza here.
The world’s fastest motocross racers will converge this weekend in Crawfordsville for a huge event. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is taking place on Saturday, August 28 at the Iron Man Raceway. Joining us today to share what to expect at the event was Jason Weigandt, broadcast announcer.
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series. It will make its annual pilgrimage to the motorsports mecca of the greater Indianapolis area for its 10th round of the 2021 season. Crawfordsville’s Ironman Raceway will welcome the fastest riders on the planet for the eighth running of the Guaranteed Rate Ironman National, which will also feature the welcome return to full spectator capacity.
Ironman Raceway sits less than an hour drive from downtown Indianapolis, and while the big city is just a straight shot down Interstate 74, you’ll find yourself in the middle of small-town America in Crawfordsville. The late summer date produces porch weather, and that draws all the locals who marvel at the professional cavalcade that has rolled into their town. Thankfully, this one-of-a-kind, adrenaline-fueled spectacle is ideal for spectators to watch these gifted world-class athletes defy logic aboard their motorcycles.
The event offers up everything you want in a big-time motocross race, with sudden, dramatic elevation changes in an otherwise flat landscape serving as arguably the most exciting element. As you walk toward the track, the flat terrain surrounding the venue suddenly shifts. The ground opens up, drops down, and practically swallows the racetrack whole. A true natural phenomenon, Ironman Raceway doesn’t just provide elevation changes, it offers up some of the biggest, steepest combinations of jumps and hills in the entire series, including infamous Godzilla, a massive uphill jump.
For more information visit, ProMotocross.com.
Katrina Murray, artist & graphic designer, joined us on Indy Style today to tell us all about her current projects, including the work she’s doing in honor of March Madness being in Indianapolis this year. Here’s more from her:
I am an artist located on the 2nd floor of the Circle City Industrial complex. I have been running my art and design business there for 9 years. We are having a virtual First Friday on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Additionally the artists take visits by appointment and there will be a show in the Schwitzer gallery (open to the public all month).
I am currently working on a commission through the Arts Council of Indianapolis for March madness. It will be a new, temporary, site-specific art intervention in vacant downtown windows. Essentially, I will use vinyl adhesive to create an outdoor collage for two sets of double doors at the Former Ike and Jonesy’s at 17 West Jackson Place).
I won the creative renewal grant for 2021 that I had planned to use for travel to Greece and study ceramic making there. But The shut down due to the coronavirus made it impossible to travel abroad as I had planned in April last year. Those plans changed to: purchase a kiln, take a class at the Indianapolis Art Center and a drive-to museum visit. These things are In place of the original grant plans.
I did get a small PPP loan and some small stop gap grants to help keep my business afloat during the shutdown and subsequent months of lean business.
For more information, visit KatrinaJMurray.com and KatrinaMurrayDesign.com.
Studio open first Fridays and by appointment: 1125 Brookside Avenue, S 03B, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A local nurse went above and beyond while she was volunteering at the polls on Election Day. IU Health Methodist Hospital nurse Colby Snyder was working at the Lucas Oil Stadium polling location Tuesday when she stepped in to save a voter’s life.
Snyder said she decided to volunteer at the polls for the first time this year. She thought she would be helping to keep the lines moving and save voters time but not their lives — but that’s exactly what happened.
During Snyder’s volunteering shift, a woman waiting to vote passed out and became unresponsive. Snyder used an AED (automated external defibrillator) and worked on the woman while they waited for EMS to arrive.
Snyder said she’s thankful for her training.
“It’s cool that you’re able to do something. When we are doing compressions and stuff it’s awesome you can literally save someone’s life with your hands,” said Snyder.
Snyder is encouraging everyone to learn CPR because you never know when you might need it. Representatives with IU Methodist Hospital said the woman is in critical condition. Snyder said she plans to visit her soon.
We’re revved up with excitement for this weekend’s dragster racing. J.R. Todd, Funny Car driver for Kalitta Motorsports joined us today to talk about what fans can expect at the raceway and more. Here’s more about him.
J.R. Todd got his start racing junior dragsters at Lucas Oil Raceway. He worked his way to the pro ranks and earned a Funny Car world championship in 2018. He also won back-to-back at the U.S. Nationals in 2017 and 2018.
Career Stats: 18 event wins/16 runner-up finishes
2020 Stats: 0 wins/1 runner-up finish
Standings: Todd is currently sixth in the Funny Car standings
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Residence: Indianapolis, Indiana
For more information visit the website and social media pages below:
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Hundreds of volunteers made sandwiches on Tuesday inside Lucas Oil Stadium in an attempt to break a mark recognized by the Guinness World records.
The crowd of 750, including many employees of Get Go Cafe and Market, wasn’t enough to beat the record number of people making sandwiches simultaneously, which Guinness World Records recognizes as 2,586 people. But their efforts produced 3,000 ham and turkey sandwiches that will be handed out to people in need.
“Two things you need to know about Get Go is that we are committed to helping the community and that’s why we wanted to partner with Gleaners (Food Bank) on this big project,” said spokesperson Jannay Jablonowski. “We take subs very seriously, so you’re going to get good, high-quality food whenever you go into Get Go.”
Jim Elliott, CEO and president of Gleaners Food Bank was there and had this to say: “That helps us close that gap of 150 million meals a year, a gap that we still struggle with in this state, so one sandwich at a time with a new partner like Get Go will get people fed.”
There were more than 800 pounds of meat, 400 pounds of cheese and enough tables to fill the whole football field.
“A lot of people think, ‘Oh the Guinness Book of World Records, people break those all the time.’ Well, let me tell you, it’s a little bit more involved than you think,” Jablonowski added. “Everything from covering the entire floor here at Lucas Oil, to setting up the tables and ingredients and making sure everything stays food safe.”
Inside the stadium, volunteers enjoyed games for kids, Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and Blue the mascot.
“Just donating food to the local community and giving back and bringing everyone together. The whole community event is a really cool opportunity for everyone to do something for the greater good,” said volunteer Kaitlyn Beck.
The sandwiches were given to St. Vincent DePaul in Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and to public safety officers to hand out.