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Ninth Annual Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner

The 2018 Clayton Family Circle of Honor Induction Dinner will bring together more than 600 leaders in the Indianapolis and surrounding area, Marian University alumni and students, new friends, and long-time supporters of Marian University.

All proceeds support scholarships, development and maintenance of facilities, or designated area.

Event schedule

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Biltwell Event Center, Downtown Indianapolis
Business casual

5 p.m. VIP reception
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Program and dinner

Event info

Directions
Located near downtown Indianapolis at the corner of S. White River Parkway W. Drive and W. Ray Street across from the Key Learning Community Elementary School.

Free valet parking
Parking attendants will be available on the east side of the building off of S. White River Parkway W. Drive to valet your vehicle.

If you prefer to park your own vehicle, a paved parking lot is located on the west side of the building and a grass lot is located across the street on the east side of the building.

Registration
For direct access to registration, enter through the doors on the east side of the building. Check in at the registration area for your table number. Tickets for the event will not be issued.

Photos
Photos will be available at tenthstreetphotography.com/marianclayton and Marian University Flickr.

Silent Auction
We have exclusive items available!

Register before you arrive for the silent auction and to support endowed scholarships in honor of our Clayton Circle of Family Inductees. The silent auction will be open through the conclusion of dinner on April 24.

Support the Dr. Kevin Rodgers Endowed Scholarship
Support the Hélio Castroneves Endowed Scholarship

Check out our exclusive items and once in a lifetime experiences:

  • Personal dance lesson and champagne toast with Dancing with the Stars champion Hélio Castroneves. More details

  • (2) Two tickets to the private Penske sponsored suite at the Indianapolis 500. More details

  • Marian University M-Club Membership Package: EXCLUSIVE, ONE-TIME ONLY OFFER INCLUDED! More details

  • Indy 500 Qualification Day VIP Experience at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. More details

  • IndyCar Track Ride with Indy Racing Experience. More details

Guests will receive information about the silent auction via email.

Register for the silent auction

Table hosts, please submit your guests list as soon as possible so we can provide information about the auction and event.


2018 Clayton Family Circle of Honor inductee
Hélio Castroneves, Three-Time Indy 500 Winner and Dancing with the Stars Champion

Helio Castroneves

A popular personality in all of sports, Hélio Castroneves has accomplished much in his illustrious career, yet he remains passionate in his desire to achieve much more. Known for his electric smile and enthusiasm, Castroneves has driven and danced his way into the hearts and minds of people around the world. As the only active driver to have earned the distinction of being a three-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 and the only race car driver ever to become a Dancing with the Stars champion, Castroneves in many ways is in a league of his own.

Castroneves, who became the first driver to win back-to-back Indy 500s in his first two starts at the Brickyard in 2001 and 2002 and won the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” again in 2009, is known for his signature victory celebration of climbing the fence after taking the checkered flag.

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In 2007, Castroneves brought his incredible passion for life to a much wider audience when he competed on ABC’s hit television show, Dancing with the Stars. The combination of his charismatic personality, dedicated training, and his dancing skills won him the hearts of millions of new fans and the coveted Mirror Ball trophy. In 2010, Castroneves was invited back to the set of Dancing with the Stars to serve as a judge on the show.

Castroneves also released the book Victory Road: The Ride of My Life about his life and how he’s met its challenges.

As a man dedicated to his Catholic faith, we honor Castroneves for his unwavering commitment to being a leader in motorsports, following his passion to explore opportunities in the entertainment industry, and his generous work with various international charities.

Awards

  • Three-Time Indy 500 Winner
  • Season 5 Dancing with the Stars Champion

2018 Clayton Family Circle of Honor inductee
Kevin Rodgers, M.D.

kevin rodgers

Kevin Rodgers, M.D. was beloved by the Indianapolis community for his contributions as an educator and coach. His wife Ruth serves as vice president for student development and dean of students at Marian University.

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Rodgers was extremely focused on both his family and his faith. He was a parishioner at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Brownsburg for more than 20 years and served as a volunteer doctor on medical missions to Haiti.

Rodgers volunteered as the assistant coach and team doctor for the Cathedral High School lacrosse team for more than 15 years. Professionally, he served as the president of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, and at the time of his passing, was the residency director emeritus for Indiana University Emergency Medicine. He inspired and trained thousands of doctors in the emergency medical field on the belief that being a great physician begins by having a center of family and friends to support you.

Rodgers earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, his physician's associate degree from Emory University, and his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Additionally, he served in the United States Army as a Lieutenant Colonel. We are privileged to induct this man of great faith and character into the Clayton Family Circle of Honor.


Our emcee: Bob Jenkins
Former ESPN and ABC television and radio commentator of the IndyCar Series

bob jenkins

Bob Jenkins spent over 30 years broadcasting auto races. He was one of the first announcers hired, when ESPN, the all sports cable network went on the air in September of 1979. Through the years Jenkins served as host and play-by-play announcer for the IndyCar series telecasts including the Indianapolis 500, and from 1982 to 2000, he anchored ESPN and ABC's coverage of NASCAR Winston Cup telecasts, which received 17 Sports Emmy Awards during that time.

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From 1983 to 1997, he served as host of ESPN'S SpeedWeek, a weekly program of racing news, results, previews and features. He also worked as a co-anchor on Speed News, which aired on Speed TV. In 1990 Bob was nominated for an ACE (Award for Cable Excellence) Award in the Sports Host Category. From 1979 to 1999, he served as a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network, serving as the "Radio Voice of the 500" from 1990-1999.

Jenkins received many honors during his career including induction into the National Auto Racing Fan Club Hall Of Fame in May of 2006, the Hoosier Auto Racing Fan Club Hall of Fame, the "Tony Hulman Award" given for unselfish devotion to motor sports, the Roger McCluskey Award from the United States Auto Club in recognition of his standards of excellence in the sport of auto racing, and the Henry T. McLemore Motorsports Press Award which recognizes outstanding motorsports journalism in the field of writing, broadcasting or photography. A permanent plaque with his likeness is in the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in Talladega, Alabama. He was awarded a "Sagamore of the Wabash", the highest civilian award given by the state of Indiana, in recognition of his work in many civic and charitable efforts.

Bob, who grew up in eastern Indiana, fulfilled a lifetime dream when he began anchoring the ABC telecast of the Indianapolis 500. He is the only announcer who anchored TV coverage of three major events held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway - the Indianapolis 500, NASCAR'S Brickyard 400, and the US Grand Prix Formula One race.


Sponsorships

Dinner Sponsor: $50,000

  • Invitation for eight to the private VIP reception with Hélio Castroneves
  • Recognition in all publicity and marketing materials; print and digital
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition on VIP reception signage and general reception signage at the event
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight with preferred table placement

VIP Reception Sponsor: $30,000

  • Invitation for eight to the private VIP reception with Hélio Castroneves
  • Recognition on the marian.edu/clayton website
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition on VIP reception signage at the event
  • Opportunity to distribute company branded item to VIP guests (item must be approved)
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight with preferred table placement

General Reception Sponsor: $20,000

  • Invitation for eight to the private VIP reception with Hélio Castroneves
  • Recognition on the marian.edu/clayton website
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition on general reception signage at the event
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight with preferred table placement

Elevator Sponsor: $15,000
Unique feature to the Biltwell Event Center, 180 square foot old-fashioned elevator

  • Invitation for eight to the private VIP reception with Hélio Castroneves
  • Recognition on the marian.edu/clayton website
  • Social media recognition
  • Recognition signage in the elevator
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight with preferred table placement

VIP Table Sponsor: $10,000

  • Invitation for eight to the private VIP reception with Hélio Castroneves
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight

Video Sponsor: $7,500

  • Recognition in the Clayton videos debuting during the event program
  • Recognition in printed event program and on digital sponsorship display
  • One table of eight

Sponsor Marian University Students: $500

  • Sponsor two Marian University students to attend the event

Invitation to private VIP reception with Hélio Catroneves includes:

Presenting sponsor

St.Vincent

Dinner sponsor

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The Clayton Family Circle of Honor

The Clayton Family Circle of Honor was created in part to honor, but also to inspire. Joseph Clayton and his wife, Janet, agreed to lend their names to these awards because they believe in the character-building qualities associated with athletics in a university community. At Marian University, the faith tradition and values are activated in many ways, including athletics. On the fields and courts of competition, student-athletes learn respect, fair play, and teamwork. These values carry over into all areas of their lives: personal relationships, careers, parenthood, and community service.

For more information

If you would like more information about the event or tickets, please contact Andrea Grube:

(317) 955-6137
RSVPClayton@marian.edu

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