As part of Pacers Care, the Indiana Pacers will be hosting a number of events and programs during their games and in the community in celebration of Black History Month. Scheduled events include:
Feb. 24 – Roy Hibbert School Visit
Pacers center Roy Hibbert will visit Francis Scott Key Elementary (IPS #103), where he will participate in arts and crafts with the first-grade students and speak to the sixth-grade students about discipline and the importance of an education.
Feb. 27 – Indiana Hero presentation
At the Pacers game against Phoenix, Indiana will recognize Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, who on Oct. 8 became the state’s first African-American federal judge serving the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. A long-time Marion Superior Court judge, Walton-Pratt was nominated by President Obama to the federal bench and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in June. Born in Indianapolis, Pratt graduated from Cathedral High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a law degree from Howard University School of Law.
Feb. 27 – Free Book Giveaway
Also during the Phoenix game, the Pacers organization will host a free book giveaway featuring children’s books penned by African-American authors, as well as autobiographical books about famous African-Americans. The books will be available outside Aisles 1 and 20 on the main concourse in Conseco Fieldhouse while supplies last.
All February home games: Black History Month vignettes
At all home games during the month of February, Pacers players and television personalities will share stories of influential African-Americans from the state of Indiana. These stories will be featured in the arena during games and on all Pacers radio broadcasts.