Today's Date: June 12, 2024
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY IS TEAMING UP WITH THE OPERATING ROOM TO DEVELOP CG ANIMATED SERIES, ADRENALINE LEMMINGS   •   Driving Decarbonization in America - To Air on MotorTrend TV, Discovery Go and Discovery+ Streaming   •   Church of the Highlands to Host “Cokes on the Lawn” After Monthly First Wednesday Service   •   Sandbox VR Opens First Florida Location June 27 in the Grand Central District   •   GREEN BAY INTEGRATIVE HEALTH LAUNCHES CUTTING-EDGE PROCEDURES FOR TIGHTENING/TONING MUSCLES WITHOUT PAIN OR DOWNTIME   •   Church of the Highlands to Host Their Annual 3-Day Children’s Conference on June 24 - 26   •   Statement by The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls on Hunter Biden's Conviction   •   Nicklaus Children's Awarded Gold Level from the American Heart Association for Promoting Healthy Work Culture   •   Sharp Launches New 4K UHD Projectors   •   Reading Horizons Discovery® Earns Prestigious ‘All-Green’ Rating from EdReports   •   House Speaker to Host 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration   •   University of Louisville Study Outlines Humana’s Economic and Community Impact on Kentucky   •   Minister Sudds provides an update on Canada's progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development   •   Matthew Carnes, S.J., Named Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Santa Clara University   •   “Golden Eight” Collection of Signed Michael Phelps Paintings Unveiled for the First Time Ahead of 2024 Summer Olympi   •   The Santa Clara Artistic Swimming Club is Gearing Up for an Exceptionally Busy Summer   •   Church of the Highlands to Host “Summer at Highlands,” A Series of Summer Events and Conferences   •   Pro Football Hall of Fame, Coordinated Care, Seattle Seahawks and Other Local Partners Host 'Strong Youth Strong Communities' Su   •   United Teams Up with Chicago Bears to Support Special Olympics   •   Church of the Highlands Hosted Their Annual Impact Golf Tournament to Benefit Local Organizations
Bookmark and Share

Indy 500 drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal Zoomed to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to Give Kids the Thrill of A Lifet

Indy 500 drivers Scott Dixon and Graham Rahal Zoomed to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis to Give Kids the Thrill of A Lifetime

PR Newswire

Drivers don't get much downtime before a big race because there's practice, sponsorship meetings and team commitments. So, when they challenge children to a race, you know the kids are 'all in' and the community is grateful for the motivation and inspiration the athletes share before one of the most famous races in history.

INDIANAPOLIS, May 26, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Some of IndyCar's most talented drivers traded their track suits for a pair of sneakers to pedal around the miniature Indianapolis Motor Speedway at Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

These are the future fans and race car drivers or whatever they become. You've got to get them involved at an early age particularly here in Central Indiana because they have access to the Speedway and they can see the race that people around the world dream of seeing and dream of being a part of.

Six-time NTT IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) joined Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing) to face off against The Children's Museum's After School Explorers.

The After-School Explorers program is designed to ignite joy and curiosity within kids in grades 3-5 from the museum's surrounding neighborhoods. The program focuses on community and belonging, youth voice, critical thinking, college awareness, curiosity and self-discovery.

So you can imagine the smiles and the laughter, the excitement and joy as each child had a shot at racing a real IndyCar driver.

The kids have had unique and fun field trips including visits to local colleges, art museums and libraries that all expose them to careers, post-secondary education. But this is the first time they have had the chance to test their pedal power and compete with elite race car drivers.

Scott Dixon - No. 9 PNC Bank Honda / Chip Ganassi Racing

The Iceman from New Zealand is the veteran of the group as he heads into his 24th season racing. He is a six-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES Champion (2020, 2018, 2015, 2013, 2008, 2003) and 2008 Indianapolis 500 Winner. Dixon boasts 56 career wins and is second in all-time series history behind A.J. Foyt (67). His six championships are also the second-most, trailing only Foyt (who has seven). 

Graham Rahal – No. 15 Honda / Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Graham Rahal is no stranger to the track. His dad Bobby Rahal won the 1986 Indy 500 and his wife Courtney comes from the prestigious Force family of drag racing.

Both drivers are dads and know how important it is to encourage little ones to work hard and follow their dreams.

Dixon has two daughters and a newborn son and Rahal has a couple of girls who are toddlers.

They each shared how they love inspiring kids and what their thoughts are going into the 108th running of the Indy 500. Click here:

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is proud to partner with Riley Children's Health, Old National Bank, Ice Miller LLP and The Heritage Group.

About The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

We ignite joy, wonder and curiosity by creating powerful learning experiences for children and adults. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit,  follow us on Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram@childrensmuseum, and Facebook.   

Media Contact

Kimberly Harms, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 317-334-4003,,

Cision View original content to download multimedia:

SOURCE The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Back to top
| Back to home page

White House Live Stream
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Sounds Make the News ®
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News