The Main Event

 One of Indianapolis' premier fundraising events, this is a can't miss event!


The Main Event 2018 featuring Archie Manning - Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Main Event, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana's annual sports-themed event, captivates attendees with a famed sports speaker, an incredible meal, and an exciting auction. The keynote speaker for 2018 is Archie Manning, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and father to Cooper, Eli, and Peyton Manning!

When people think of Archie Manning, they think football. He attended the University of Mississippi where he was named an All-American quarterback, and his number was retired. Archie was the second overall pick and first pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 1971 NFL Draft. He set Saints passing records, played in two Pro Bowls, and was named the NFC Most Valuable Player in 1978 during his 15-year career. Archie and his son Peyton were named among the 100 All-Time Greatest College Football Players, and they are the only father/son duo inducted into the College Hall of Fame.

But Archie’s appeal transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive and sense of humor. Archie was selected Father of the Year by the National Father’s Day Council, and the Manning family was named the second most inspiring family in America by Town & Country Magazine in its June 2013 issue.

The Main Event, in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, is the premier opportunity for corporate sponsors. With nearly 1,000 of the city's top business and civic leaders in attendance, this is an excellent chance for networking and entertaining clients, as well as recognizing and celebrating exceptional employees. Your sponsorship allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana the opportunity to provide more children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through sponsorship of The Main Event, you have a direct and lasting and influence on the lives of young people throughout Central Indiana.


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350 W Maryland St, Indianapolis, IN 46225

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table / individual tickets for The Main Event 2018, click here or contact Whitney Smith, Director of Corporate Giving & Marketing at [email protected] or 317.472.3705.


Thank you to The Main Event 2018 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Speaker Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors