The Main Event

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


Monday, October 2, 2017

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. We are excited to announce that Hélio Castroneves, legendary three-time Indianapolis 500 winner, is the featured speaker of The Main Event in 2017!

Hélio, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s in his first two starts at the Brickyard, has long been considered one of the “larger than life” personalities in the Verizon IndyCar Series (VICS). In 2009, he won the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for the third time. With eight top-five finishes in 2016, Hélio achieved a third-place finish in the championship standings. This was his fifth consecutive top-five finish in the standings and the 13th of his IndyCar career. Born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Hélio started his career in karting before moving to the Paul Stewart Racing (PSR) team to compete in the British Formula Three Championship – finishing third in the 1995 British Formula Three standings.

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.


 JW Marriott
10 S West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

To learn about sponsorship opportunities or to purchase a table / individual tickets for The Main Event 2017,  click here or contact Whitney Smith, Director of Corporate Giving & Marketing at or 317.472.3705.


Thank you to The Main Event 2017 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

VIP Reception Sponsor


Cocktail Reception Sponsor


Auction Sponsor


Print Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors