More Than A Tailgate
Central Indiana Nonprofit Hosting Event to Support Domestic Violence Survivors Community to tailgate for a cause before the Indianapolis Colts play the New Orleans Saints at home on Oct. 29 FISHERS,
Central Indiana Nonprofit Hosting Event to Support Domestic Violence Survivors
Community to tailgate for a cause before the Indianapolis Colts play the New Orleans Saints at home on Oct. 29
FISHERS, Ind. (Oct. 5, 2023) – More Than a Phone, a Central Indiana-based 501(c)(3) that partners with domestic violence programs across the U.S. to provide smartphones and data service plans to the survivors they serve, is giving Hoosier residents and Indianapolis Colts fans a chance to support its mission at the sixth annual More Than a Tailgate fundraising event. More Than a Phone was founded by Round Room employees, one of the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Retailers based in Fishers, Indiana.
On Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crane Bay Event Center in downtown Indianapolis, attendees can enjoy tailgate-inspired food and drinks, outdoor games and live music from My Yellow Rickshaw during a family-friendly tailgate. Live and silent auctions will take place throughout the event, which will include vacation packages, concert tickets and themed baskets. All event proceeds will benefit More Than a Phone, which gives domestic violence survivors of partnering programs a means to safely keep in contact with family, friends, law enforcement, children’s schools and more by providing smartphones and data service.
Event tickets can be purchased by visiting www.morethanaphone.org/events. For those unable to attend the tailgate in person, virtual ticket options are also available that include access to a live stream of the event and the silent auction. Last year’s More Than a Tailgate event raised nearly $140,000 to help survivors at programs across Indiana and the U.S.
“Having reliable forms of communication is a vital need for domestic violence survivors. We are so honored to help fulfill that need through our annual tailgate that convenes the community around an important cause,” said Julie Moorehead, executive director of More Than a Phone. “Domestic violence impacts almost everyone. One in four women and one in nine men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, regardless of an individual’s age, gender, nationality or economic status. With that in mind, we are encouraging both our partners and the local community to come together to help us support this mission, while having fun!”
A continued national crisis, more than 12 million people are affected by intimate partner violence every year, according to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In some situations, cell phones are used to exercise coercive control by tracking partners, accessing their calls and texts without permission, preventing communication with loved ones, and more.
Since its founding in 2017, More Than a Phone has provided over 9,700 smartphones and 38,800 months of service to survivors of its participant programs. The organization currently partners with 100 domestic violence programs across 25 U.S. states and Washington D.C. Program partners in Indiana include Coburn Place and The Julian Center in Indianapolis, Prevail of Noblesville, Alternatives Inc. of Anderson and more.
Additional information about More Than a Phone and how to support the organization can be found by visiting www.morethanaphone.org or by following the organization on Facebook, X and Instagram. More information on Round Room and Round Room Gives can be found on www.roundroom.com or by following the organization on Facebook or Instagram.
About More Than a Phone
More Than a Phone is a 501(c)3 public charity that provides smartphones and data service to survivors of domestic violence. Started in 2017, the organization connects domestic violence survivors to the world around them so they can build a strong foundation to support themselves and their families. Through volunteerism and victim advocacy, the organization’s goal is to cultivate community across the U.S. and give survivors more than just a phone. More Than a Phone currently partners with 100 domestic violence programs across 25 U.S. states and Washington D.C. Further information about More Than a Phone can be found at www.morethanaphone.org or by following the organization on Facebook, X and Instagram.
About Round Room LLC
Based in Fishers, Indiana, Round Room leads and invests in companies serving the wireless industry. With 1,225 TCC and Wireless Zone stores across 43 states, Round Room is one of the largest Verizon authorized retailers in the U.S. Its portfolio of companies also share a deep commitment to improving the communities they serve nationwide. To learn more about Round Room, visit www.RoundRoom.com.
Dittoe Public Relations
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Crane Bay Event Center
551 W Merrill St, Indianapolis, IN 46225