Pacers unveil Fan Van, tip off Summer Caravan
The Indiana Pacers unveiled a new Pacers Fan Van on June 26, 2008, at Conseco Fieldhouse during the Pacers Draft Party.
Pacers Fan Van Schedule
The fully interactive Fan Van has a large LCD-flat screen, a pop-up regulation basketball hoop attached on the back, a database sweepstakes kiosk, as well as other elements for fans to interact with.
Established in 2005, the Pacers Summer Caravan offers non-profit groups the chance to participate in a variety of events including Reading TimeOuts, Alumni Basketball Clinics and the Pacers Prize wheel where participants can enhance both their literacy and basketball skills, while winning Pacers prizes.
The Reading TimeOuts are part of the Read to Achieve Program presented by Chase and serves as the primary community activity in which the Pacers promote the value of reading and online literacy. The Pacers’ All-Star reading team helps build a lifelong love of reading and brings public awareness to the value of reading. All-Star reading team members include local dignitaries, community leaders, educators and local celebrities.
Led by former Pacers player and current Associate Director of Camps, Clinics and Alumni Relations, Darnell Hillman, the Alumni Basketball Clinic offers participants the chance to learn from the best. Hillman leads the camp in a variety of basketball contests including the 3-Point Shootout, Defensive Slide, Land/Sea/Air and more, all while teaching the fundamentals of basketball.
The goal of the Pacers Summer Caravan is to further enhance the Pacers involvement in the community and to continue to encourage children and their families to embrace the love of reading.
Pacers Fan Van Schedule
|Aug. 8||4:15 – 11 p.m.||Anderson Black Expo|
|Aug. 9||3 – 9 p.m.||Eagle Ranch|
|Aug. 10||Noon - 5 p.m.||Eagle Ranch|
|Aug. 11||3 – 9 p.m.||State Fair ADA Dairy Bar|
|Aug. 13||3 – 9 p.m.||State Fair ADA Dairy Bar|
|Aug. 14||3 – 6 p.m.||State Fair|
|Aug. 15||5 – 8 p.m.||St. Vincent’s Elwood Glass Festival|
|Aug. 16||10 a.m. - 1 p.m.||Urban League|
|Aug. 17||Noon – 9 p.m.||State Fair ADA Dairy Bar|
|Aug. 22||5:30 – 8:30 p.m.||Woodland Green Community Party|
|Aug. 23||Noon – 2 p.m.||Fever Rally, location TBD|
|Aug. 29||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Rib Fest|
|6 – 9 p.m.||Bayhill Block Party|
|Aug. 30||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Rib Fest|
|2 – 5 p.m.||Fishers Largest Water Fight|
|Aug. 31||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Rib Fest|
|Sep. 1||11 a.m. – 11 p.m.||Rib Fest|
|Sep. 6||10 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Chase Grand Opening|
|Sep. 12||Conseco Fall Fest|
|Sep. 13||Noon – 3 p.m.||Minority Health Coalition of Marion Co|
|Sep. 14||Noon – 6 p.m.||Northview Christian|
|Sep. 17||Ticket Golf Outing|
|Sep. 19||4 – 8 p.m.||Conseco Fall Fest|
|Sep. 20||11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.||Ortho Indy Brownsburg|
|Sep. 23||PSE Golf Outing|
|Sep. 26||5 – 8 p.m.||Kewanna Fall Festival|
|Sep. 27||10 a.m.– 2 p.m.||Hamilton Town Center|
|Sep. 28||1 – 6 p.m.||St. Vincent Opening|