May 10, 2019
INDIANA FEVER JOINS KEEP INDIANAPOLIS BEAUTIFUL
By: Derek Glass
Ashley Haynes, Director of Marketing
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful
Indiana fever joins keep indianapolis beautiful to plant 20 trees
In celebration of team’s 20th season
The Indiana Fever will team with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), an environmental and community nonprofit, to plant 20 trees to help beautify Indianapolis and celebrate its contribution to the city through its first 20 seasons in the WNBA.
INDIANAPOLIS – (May 10, 2019) The Indiana Fever will team with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), an environmental and community nonprofit, to plant 20 trees to help beautify Indianapolis and celebrate its contribution to the city through its first 20 seasons in the WNBA.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary in 2019, the entire Fever team and staff will help keep Indianapolis beautiful on Saturday, May 11 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., by planting 20 trees as part of KIB’s Youth Tree Team (YTT) Garden (3655 E. Raymond Street). Twenty shade and fruit trees will add to the area tree canopy and enhance a food production garden that aids youth in learning the value of fresh foods and the environments they grow in, while also providing fruits and vegetables they can share with their families.
“One of our core values is contribution and providing support for our community,” said Fever President and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Allison Barber. A former grade school teacher, she added, “What a great way to make our community more beautiful and sustainable, all while helping educate our youth in the same opportunity!”
KIB hires nearly 100 high school students and young adults annually for the seven-week YTT summer job program that is one part positively impacting the community through tree care and one part work readiness training. KIB’s YTT program is a nonprofit partner of Project Indy, Mayor Joe Hogsett’s summer youth employment program. The Youth Tree Team has been hiring Indianapolis teens and young adults since 2006.
“Over the last several years in working with the Youth Tree Team, we have noticed many of them lean heavily on processed food for snacks during the day,” said Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Youth Tree Team Manager Libby Furman. “By building our own orchard and garden, hopefully we can get the youth to have an appreciation and affinity for fresh fruits and vegetables – leading to healthier choices overall!”
About the Indiana Fever
Entering their 20th WNBA season in 2019, the Indiana Fever tip off the 2019 season at New York, May 24, then host New York in a home opener that falls on the same date, June 1, that the franchise played its first game in 2000. A WNBA playoff participant in a league-record 12 straight seasons (2005-16) and 13 times since 2002, the Fever made WNBA Finals appearances in 2009 and 2015 and won a WNBA championship in 2012. Advance purchase is encouraged for all Fever games as ticket prices increase by $2 for game day purchases at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office. Kids 5 & Under Free: Kids 5 & under are FREE with at least one paying adult in the Krieg DeVault Club Level. Kids Eat FREE: The first 1,000 kids 14 & under receive a FREE hot dog, chips, and Pepsi at every Friday & Saturday home game, applicable to all paid ticket types. 2-For-1 Sundays: Tickets available at half-price for every Sunday home game. All final ticket prices include 10 percent Marion County admissions tax. For single-game ticket information or 2019 season ticket information, visit FeverBasketball.com or call (317) 917-2528.
For additional information on the Indiana Fever, contact:
Brent Rockwood, Sr. VP of Corporate, Community and Public Relations: (317) 917-2589 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Messenger, Director of Media Relations: (317) 917-2844 or email@example.com
About Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB)
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization with a mission to engage diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive. Annually, KIB works with nearly 20,000 volunteers on nearly 900 community projects. To learn more, visit www.kibi.org or follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @kibiorg.