Community News…Reggie Wayne Key To the City Luncheon

Dear IBE Friends and Family,
 

Indiana Black Expo announced today that former Indianapolis Colt Reggie Wayne will receive the Key to the City of Indianapolis from Mayor Greg Ballard during the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Corporate Luncheon presented by Indiana University.  The luncheon will take place on Friday, July 17 at 11:00 PM in Halls D&E of the Indiana Convention Center as part of the 45th Annual Summer Celebration.

 

“Reggie has given back to our community on and off the field, and I am thrilled to present him with the key to the city,” said Mayor Ballard.  “From being a fan favorite throughout his years wearing the Colts jersey, to lending his time and energy to benefit countless good causes in Indianapolis, Reggie has been a role model to many.”

 

“We are excited about honoring Reggie Wayne and declaring the last weekend of Summer Celebration ‘Reggie Wayne Weekend,'” said Tanya Bell, IBE president & Chief Executive Officer.  “Besides his greatness as one of the best NFL wide receivers and the stellar example he set for the Colts franchise, Reggie has done so much for our community and we want to make sure that the state of Indiana is provided with an opportunity to thank him for his contributions,” added Bell.  “Reggie has always supported the mission of Indiana Black Expo and has invested significantly in our youth.  IBE will be forever indebted to #87,” added Bell.

 

Reggie Wayne played college football for the University of Miami and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.  He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection, and was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI championship team.  He is currently sixth all-time in NFL receiving yards (leading all active players in both categories) and tied for 22nd all-time in career touchdown receptions.

 

The Corporate Luncheon is the largest luncheon in the state of Indiana with nearly 3,000 guests.  Tickets of $60 each and tables for $600 are available Click here or at the IBE box office located at 3145 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

IBE will honor Reggie Wayne throughout Summer Celebration weekend.  The full schedule of events will be published for the community.  A “Thank You Reggie” exhibit will be featured during the Cultural Arts Pavilion from Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19.  The community will also have an opportunity to sign a display and see Reggie Wayne during the Annual Amp Harris & Reggie Wayne Saving Our Youth Celebrity Basketball game on Saturday, July 18 at 6:00 PM in Hall J of the Indiana Convention Center.

 

For additional information, call 317.925.2702.

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