Friday, May 27

Team WIBC Wins $5,000 For The Salvation Army at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Team WIBC Wins $5,000 For The Salvation Army

With The 2011 American Family Insurance 500 Festival Media Pit Stop

Competition at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway


WIBC team members Denny Smith, Joe Ulery, Dan McGowan and Reed Parker 
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Team WIBC raced to win the Media Pit Challenge at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Wednesday, May 25. In spite of impending severe weather and mechanical difficulties, local media teams competed to win the $5,000 prize for their chosen charity. For several years, WIBC has chosen The Salvation Army as their benefactor, in addition to the many other ways the station partners with us.
This year’s win came as a surprise following the challenge of rapid times from other teams. Mike Rowland, Media Director for The Salvation Army, sat in the driver’s seat as WIBC personalities worked to change two tires and beat the lowest time. Mike says, “The good thing about WIBC is that they’re not out here just to win bragging rights.They’re out here to win for The Salvation Army so that we can continue to help those in need.”
Team WIBC won with a time of just over 12 seconds.
Our thanks goes to WIBC team members Denny Smith, Joe Ulery, Dan McGowan and Reed Parker for being a fantastic crew!
Deborah Simon is Social Media Manager for The Salvation Army.
Photo furnished by Deborah Simon
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, music, restaurant and performing arts critic. Catch her as Indy’s Arts & Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, on aroundindy.com, and follow her on Twitter @ejmusgrave1 and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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