Reigning Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge winner and 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud will serve as the honorary chair for Rev presented by Fifth Third Bank on Saturday, May 2, on the grounds of the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Team Penske driver Pagenaud was announced Dec. 4 as the honorary chair for Rev 2020 at “Simon’s Holiday Soiree,” a special holiday-themed event at The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis that benefited the Indiana University Health Foundation.
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“The Month of May is pure magic,” Pagenaud said. “Rev is such a fun start to the greatest month of the year in Indianapolis and Central Indiana. I’m flattered to be named as honorary chair of this event, which features great people, great food and great entertainment, and benefits a great cause. Is it May yet?”
Rev, an annual celebration that kicks off the Month of May at IMS, brings approximately 3,000 revelers to the track one week before the INDYCAR Grand Prix and three weeks before the famed Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. The event involves more than 60 of Indianapolis’ best restaurants, all offering bites from their menu items, and more than 20 entertainment acts, including a DJ in the iconic IMS flag stand who turns the racetrack’s start/finish line into a dance floor.
Rev is IU Health Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. Proceeds from the last six events have totaled more than $3 million.
Funds raised support IU Health Foundation statewide trauma and critical care programs. These funds provide care for drivers and patrons at the IU Health Emergency Medical Center located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and for patients across Indiana in need of critical care.
While VIP tickets to Rev 2020 are sold out, general admission tickets are $300 per person, and can be purchased at revindy.org.