Touchdown scored by the Indiana University Melvin and Bren
Simon Cancer Center! The 2nd
annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala hosted by the Indianapolis Colts and Coach
Chuck Pagano was held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center on May 2 to
benefit research at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
Pete Ward, Chief Operating Officer of the Indianapolis Colts, and Dr. Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., Director of the IU
Simon Cancer Center, served as the Event Chairmen.
A sold out crowd ran
through the Colts tunnel lined by Colts Cheerleaders as they entered the indoor
practice facility to participate in a variety of football drills. Guests enjoyed mingling with over 50
Indianapolis Colts players in attendance while supporting Coach Chuck
Pagano. Dinner was held at the Colts
Party Pavilion along with an entertaining live auction hosted by Pat McAfee and
Tom Zupancic. Following dinner, the
guests transitioned to the indoor practice facility for desserts and a musical
performance by Greta Speaks.
Event Consultants, Maribeth
Smith & Associates managed the
Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala Committee in addition to all event logistics. As the audiovisual services provider,
Markey’s Rental & Staging’s scope of work included:
Indoor Practice Field
An upright scoreboard in the middle of the catering area was
created for sponsor loops and video playback of photos from the evening.
A sound system was designed for the After Party entertainment from Greta
Speaks, and the Colts portable stage with stage top for lighting completed the
band’s needs. The After Party featured
hazers and Martin MAC movers to create a nightclub feel. Décor lighting
was provided around the perimeter of the facility in addition to stage lighting
positioned in strategic areas for guests to be able to find their way from the
entry to the dance floor.
Colts Party Pavilion
Stagebars provided décor lighting around the Colts Party
Pavilion’s perimeter of the room along with moves for ballyhoo. We utilized the house projection (screens and projectors) and audio system,
but we controlled the playback of any videos, PowerPoints, etc. IMAG
projection was provided by Markey’s.