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Community Partner Spotlight: Circle City Donut Dash


Monday, February 12, 2018

 

 


 

The Circle City Donut Dash 5K, presented by American College of Education and benefiting Teachers’ Treasures, returns for a third year of tasty fun on Saturday, February 17.

 

Not sure if the event is for you? Here are 6 reasons that could change your mind!

 

  1. 1. Free Long’s donuts! Thanks to event sponsor Farmers Insurance, everyone gets to enjoy tasty glazed Long’s donuts at the event after party.
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  3. 2. The Donut Challenge. The 5K features two fun events, a standard 5K experience and the Donut Challenge, where participants attempt to down a dozen delicious glazed donut holes at the midpoint of the race. But don’t worry, those not up to the challenge still have plenty of access to donuts after the race.
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  5. 3. Free Shopping Pass for ALL Teachers. As a race supporting Marion County teachers and kids, teachers are highly encouraged to take part in the race--especially those from school systems not traditionally shopping eligible. ALL teachers who register for the race can use code TEACHERS to take $5 off their registration. In addition, they’ll receive a shopping pass to use at Teachers’ Treasures on a later date.
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  7. 4. Crazy donut attire. From donut leggings to jewelry, this is a chance to rock your love of donuts with the craziest attire you can find. Three Best Dressed awards will be presented after the race, including Best Dressed Individual, Best Dressed Team, and Best Dressed Teacher Team. The winning Teacher Team will receive coffee and donuts delivered to their school courtesy of Farmers Insurance.
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  9. 5. Complimentary Sun King! Sun King has been a generous partner for the past three years, bringing a special coffee-infused beer to pair with your donut. All participants 21 & up (and who have their ID on hand) will receive a complimentary pint to celebrate the end of the race.
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  11. 6. Supporting Indianapolis teachers and kids in need. Every registration goes to support Teachers’ Treasures, a non-profit that obtains and distributes school supplies free to teachers of students in need. Every day countless Marion County students struggle with access to basic school supplies like pencils and paper, often relying on teachers to help get them the tools they need to succeed. Over 100,000 kids are impacted by Teachers’ Treasures each year.

 

Ready to sweeten your February with a little donut fun?

 

Regular Registration is $35 through February 16. Day of Registration is $40, but those who bring a school supply donation will receive $5 off.

 

Get all the details and register here .

 

 

Community Fitness February at Sun King


Friday, February 09, 2018

 

 

Its February and you are now one month through the new year, new you campaign. You survived the January detox and now are looking for some February fitness . Well luckily for you Sun King has just the recipe to reward you for surviving the detox and help you reach peak fitness!

 

Sun King is hosting community fitness classes at our downtown tasting room. These classes will last just around an hour, and will feature a rotating array of trainers and workouts! Tickets are $10 per session and can be found online or via the events tab on the Sun King Facebook page. The proceeds of your tickets will not only get you a quality workout class but will also be donated to local Indianapolis charities to provide opportunities to make sure everyone has a great 2018! Act fast because these events are capped at 50 attendees; tickets will be gone faster than winter sunlight. Can't get a ticket to a class?

 

Don't fret! Sun King will be hosting community fitness events every Saturday from now until March. Each month a new trainer or studio will be joining Sun King for new classes. Rotating fitness classes like our beer selection will ensure no Saturday will be the same!

 

February’s classes will feature two Sun King favorites, Naptown Fitness and Invoke Studio! Doors open at 9 with classes starting at 9:30 and running until 10:15. All classes will take place at the Sun King downtown tasting room. Directions to our downtown tasting room can be found here.

 

This Month:

02/10/18 Community Fitness at Sun King- Invoke Studio

Join Invoke Studio for Yoga at Sun King Brewery! These hour long classes will begin promptly at 9:30am, with doors opening for the event at 9:00am. Please bring your own mat. Invoke instructors will lead an all-levels yoga class in the tasting room. All proceeds benefit Every Dog Counts.

 

02/17/18 Community Fitness at Sun King -Naptown Fitness

Come burn off some calories in preparation for Super Bowl Sunday with Sun King and Naptown Studio! Coach Kendra Goranson from NapTown Fitness will lead you through a fun 45-minute SWIFT workout. SWIFT is a NapTown Fitness program that stands for Sweat with Indy for Time. This boot camp style bodyweight workout is sure to get your Saturday morning started off the right way. All proceeds benefit Growing Places Indy.

Give Back Thursday & February Donation Jars


Thursday, February 08, 2018

 

 


 

#GiveBackThursday

 

Sun King is invested in giving back to the Indianapolis community we share with our loyal fans and friends. As always, we stay true to a variety of causes, good beer and active community involvement. Each month, on top of our already famous donation jar givebacks, we have revamped our #GiveBackThursday initiative. This year, a new organization will receive $1 back from every growler fill, every Thursday of the month. On top of that, on two Thursdays a month, our selected partners will activate our tasting room with a mission-focused activity and receive $1 from every pint sold in our taproom that evening. This month, we’re highlighting School on Wheels.

 

School on Wheels provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy to school-aged children impacted by homelessness. Their vision is to break the cycle of homelessness for these children by equipping their entire family with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life.

 

Join School on Wheels for a #SharetheLoveIndy Encouragement night at Sun King on Thursday, February 8 from 5-7:30 pm. Homelessness is hard at any age. While School on Wheels tutors and staff offer support to all their kiddos during the tutoring hour, additional inspiration goes a long way. Bring positive thoughts and words of encouragement, and we’ll provide the art supplies. You’ll have the opportunity to write notes of affirmation that will be placed in kids’ backpacks and be handed out during tutoring. You can also make Valentines to give to your friends and family while you learn more about how YOU can help break the cycle of homelessness through education.

 

Thursday, February 22 School on Wheels, in partnership with Half Full Nelson, (link to hfnelson.com) will bring a Virtual Reality exhibit to Sun King that lets you experience one homeless child’s after-school routine. Callie, a first grader and School on Wheels student, will take you on a tour of what she does the moment she steps off the bus until it’s lights out at her shelter. Callie’s reality is something over 5,000 children in Marion County experience each year, and School on Wheels will give you ways you can help them break the cycle of homelessness through education.

 

 

February Donation Jars

 

Each month, both of our downtown and Fishers tasting rooms highlight different organizations to benefit from the donation jars at each location. Instead of taking tips, we wanted to give our great fans the opportunity to invest in the betterment of the Indianapolis community while quenching their thirst for beer, because, without the Indianapolis community, we don't know where we would be today.

 

Throughout February, Child Advocates and Outreach Inc will benefit from our downtown locations donation jars. At our Fishers location, Food Rescue and Prevail will benefit. A further description for each organization can be found below. Come share a beer with us and these amazing organizations this February!

 

Indy Donation Feb. 1st-15th (Child Advocates)

Child Advocates, formerly known as the Guardian Ad Litem Project, was founded by the Indianapolis Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) in 1982, because NCJW and the courts recognized the need for abused and neglected children to have independent representation. In 1988, NCJW turned over the Guardian Ad Litem Project to the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society. In 1982 the project was incorporated as Child Advocates, Inc. and became a stand-alone agency.Child advocates number one goal is to provide independent, child-focused representation to every child who has suffered abuse and/or neglect. Child Advocates is the only agency to hold contract with the Indianapolis Juvenile Court to provide this service.

 

Fishers Donation Feb. 1st-15th (Food Rescue)

Prior generations are responsible for the current mindsets and policies regarding food waste in America. Food Rescue believes the best hope to solve the food waste crisis, (the crisis of having an abundance while ignoring those in need and potential environmental damage caused by food waste) is to engage future generations through education and leadership development. Our K-12 Food Rescue Program in 500 schools addresses the estimated 1 billion Unwanted, Unpeeled, and Unwrapped food items wasted annually in America, and simultaneously engages students to lead us out of the mess through our Student Leader Entrepreneurial Initiative, or S.L.E.I. for short. (Pronounced SLAY). Food Rescue is actively seeking High School student leaders to become the face of the school food waste issue, and subsequently lead our country into a new mindset. Food is not trash!

 

Indy Donation Feb. 16th-End of month (Outreach Inc.)

Outreach is a faith-based nonprofit organization in Indianapolis, Indiana, that reaches out to homeless young men and women (14-24) with the compassion of Jesus Christ. Their goal is to equip and empower these at-risk young people to achieve stability and life transformation.Homeless youth come to Outreach when they have hit rock bottom. Abandoned, abused, and forgotten, they live on friends’ couches, in shelters, hotel rooms, abandoned buildings, even the street. Many hope they can just make it to tomorrow, much less dream about graduating from high school or going to college. They are isolated, alone, and at a crossroads.


Fishers Donation Feb. 16th-End of month (Prevail)

Prevail, Inc. educates and engages the community to prevent crime and abuse while helping restore the lives of those who have been affected. Our community is safe; however, when crime and abuse occur, our response is compassionate and restorative. Prevail believes in the power of education, awareness and empowerment. With integrity and leadership, Prevail sets out to carry out its mission.