Children’s TherAplay event fun charity kickoff to May in Indy (PHOTOS)
INDIANAPOLIS - A couple more pre-race weekend activities took place Tuesday in advance first of this weekend’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis, then the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil.
A nice charity event was hosted by NBCSN Indy Lights analyst Anders Krohn to kick off the day’s festivities, the Children’s TherAplay #Horsepower500.
There, Verizon IndyCar Series and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers plus Krohn’s NBCSN Indy Lights colleagues Kevin Lee and Katie Hargitt all took part in an adaptive tricycle race.
The event would raise funds for equine-assisted physical and occupational therapies at Children’s TherAplay (more information from the event site linked here).
Krohn kicked the event off before the tricycle races took place in three heats first. Drivers would ride down on their tricycles, then after receiving a carrot from their young child teammate they’re partnered with, carry the carrot back in their mouths!
Spencer Pigot, Scott Hargrove and Scott Dixon won the three heat races with Santiago Urrutia also advancing into the next heat round as a wild card entrant.
Dixon, perhaps true to form, was the big winner of the evening compared to the three Mazda Road to Indy stars, Pigot of course having graduated into IndyCar this year while Hargrove and Urrutia are among those looking to capture this year’s Indy Lights title.
More than the results, the event was about the kids, the horses and to raise awareness and funds for the organization.
A handful of photos from IMS Photo and social media are linked below:
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Photos below via Katie Hargitt: