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Local artist creates Rev Indy helmets auctioned for a good cause

Amiah Mims created 10 helmets for the 10th anniversary of Rev Indy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to raise funds for IU Health Foundation

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Amiah Mims, artist and entrepreneur, was commissioned by Rev Indy to design 10 themed helmets for their 10th annual fundraiser at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Rev Indy is an annual event that offers food, fun and a night of celebration before the racing season begins. The event is IU Health Foundation’s largest annual event.

Rev sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations have raised more than $7 million for Indiana University Health’s care in trauma, critical care, and services provided by IU Health for the drivers and patrons at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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In a statement to the Indianapolis Recorder IU Health Foundation said:

While we are very proud of the programs IU Health Foundation has been able to support by raising over $7million for the last 10 years for IU Health statewide trauma programs and critical care, we plan to continue to evolve the event and make a bigger impact in the community for years to come.

Although Mims only earned the title of entrepreneur a year ago through her ownership of Works by Mimsy, LLC, she has considered herself an artist since childhood.
“I’ve always been a creative child. As a kid, I’ve always enjoyed arts and crafts and making a mess growing up,” said Mims.

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Her works have been highlighted across the city. Some of Mims most notable works include Indy’s Black Lives Matter mural, Murals for Racial Justice, and the Indianapolis Recorder headquarters’ mural.

She finished creating the helmets for Rev Indy within a month.

The helmets were used in a fashion show for the event and then auctioned off for the foundation.

Helmet themes

Local artist creates Rev Indy helmets auctioned for a good cause
The 10 helmets Amiah Mims created for the Rev Indy event supporting IU Health Foundation (Photo/Amiah Mims)
  • Helmet 1 – Rev Indy
  • Helmet 2 – IU Health Foundation
  • Helmet 3 – Indy car drivers and racing
  • Helmet 4 – Music and entertainment
  • Helmet 5 – Food and drinks
  • Helmet 6 – Staff, volunteers, and committee members to highlight those who have made an impact for these events
  • Helmet 7 – Hot laps which are when drivers go around a racetrack ahead of the competition to practice
  • Helmet 8 – Indy 500 fashion design
  • Helmet 9 – Red-carpet design
  • Helmet 10 – A racetrack design

The silent auction ran from May 1-7; however, some helmets are still available for purchase.

Funds raised by helmet sales will support IU Health Foundation and a small portion will go to the artist, Mims. You can view the helmets HERE.

Contact staff writer Jade Jackson at 317-607-5792 or by email JadeJ@IndyRecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @IAMJADEJACKSON

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