IHS’s 2013 Indiana Black History Challenge Explores Outstanding Hoosier Athletes

Official Release

January 18, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS—Both children and adults can learn about some of Indiana’s most talented black athletes and have the chance to win fabulous prizes with the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) Indiana Black History Challenge. The 2013 Challenge, presented by the Indiana Pacers and Teachers Credit Union, runs Jan. 21 through Feb. 28.

This year’s challenge encourages the research of outstanding black Hoosier athletes. After using a sports-themed study guide found on the IHS website at www.indianahistory.org/challenge, participants can test their knowledge by taking the online quiz.

Take the Online Quiz at IndianaHistory.org/Challenge »

The first 5,000 entrants receive two tickets to the Indiana Experience. Players who get all 10 questions right will be entered to win a Family Fun Pack grand prize, including four lower-level tickets to an Indiana Pacers game, an overnight stay at the J.W. Marriott, a $50 gift certificate to The Capital Grille, four tickets to the Indiana State Museum, four tickets to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and an IHS household membership. In addition, 30 lucky players will be randomly selected to receive four tickets to see the Indianapolis Indians play later this summer.

The 2013 Indiana Black History Challenge is presented by the Indiana Pacers and Teachers Credit Union, with special thanks to Indianapolis Downtown Inc., the Indianapolis Indians, Printing Partners and WTHR. Answers to the Challenge questions will be posted on www.indianahistory.org/challenge after Feb. 28.

The Challenge kickoff coincides with IHS’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, presented by IndyGo, which will take place on Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center. For more information, contact IHS at (317) 233-4549 or programs@indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. The Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, home of the IHS and the Indiana Experience, is located at 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis. For more information, call (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.