Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

January 28, 2014

KeyBank is title sponsorof 500 Festival Snakepit Ball

Westside Flyer

---- — KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest banks, has become the title sponsor of the 500 Festival Snakepit Ball.

“KeyBank and Key Private Bank are excited to sponsor the 500 Festival Snakepit Ball,” Gary Hentschel, regional president for Indiana, said in a press release.”Our association with programs around the Indianapolis 500 is not only a great honor, but represents who we are — local employees helping our community thrive — and the race with the associated events do just that. We are looking forward to a great May.”

The 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is back for its 11th year. Taking place in the Indiana Roof Ballroom, this race-eve tradition has been known as “The place to see the stars.” The Snakepit Ball is a black-tie affair that includes red carpet arrivals by celebrities in town for race weekend and special VIP guests. It includes dinner and a night of dancing.

“The month of May is a great tradition in our community,” Bob Bryant, president and CEO of the 500 Festival, said. “The Key Bank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball concludes a month-long series of 500 Festival events that help bring our community together and elevate the excitement leading up to the Indianapolis 500.”

The KeyBank 500 Festival Snakepit Ball is 6 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $275 per person and are available by calling 614-6129. Corporate tables may be reserved when purchasing tickets.