Indianapolis Children’s Choir to Host Virtual Fundraiser in Lieu of Annual Gala

On May 12, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC) is hosting a virtual 24-hour fundraiser, The Big Fun Event: Back in The Game.

The Big Fun Event: Back in The Game will begin virtually on Tuesday, May 12 and run for 24 hours. This event is replacing the annual Big Fun Event gala that was canceled in April due to COVID-19.

The goal is to recoup essential funds that are donated during the gala and from other ICC concerts that have also been canceled due to social distancing laws. With a goal of raising $80,000, the fundraiser will run for a full 24 hours online.

“The Big Fun Event: Back in The Game is the ICC’s most unique fundraiser yet,” said Don Steffy, executive director of the ICC. “This virtual event will allow the ICC to continue offering music education to young people despite COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have been significant, but the ICC has been adapting quickly, remaining a key asset in the Indianapolis community.”

Reaching their fundraising goal will allow the ICC to continue to keep music education alive for young people in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Donations of all sizes are welcome, ranging from large to very small. A combination of generous sponsors and donors will match all donations, doubling the impact of your gift. ICC social media channels will also share two hours of testimonials from surprise celebrities, provide chances to view previous ICC concerts, and offer fun facts about the organization. Community members can participate by donating on Tuesday, May 12, and posting on social media using the hashtags #GetBackInTheGame or #ICC.

Ryan Vaughn, president of Indiana Sports Corp, is lending his leadership and support as the honorary chair of this virtual event, and anyone can participate. Community members can learn more and donate at

About Indianapolis Children’s Choir

Currently in its 34th season, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir has grown to become one of the largest children’s choirs in the world. Under the baton of Artistic Director Joshua Pedde and founded by Conductor Laureate Henry Leck, the ICC serves nearly 4,000 Central Indiana children from preschool age through high school. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir nurtures and inspires student achievement through quality music education and the pursuit of artistic excellence in choral music performance. For more information, visit

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