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Join the fun as we celebrate the month of May with our incredible kiddos and families at a sensory-friendly carnival, attend the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Dobbs & Aletto Family Children's Clinic, and culminate in an All-Star Parade around the Children's TherAplay grounds!

*Health & safety precautions will be in effect throughout the event. Please view the tab below for more information.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 

Children's TherAplay

Sensory-Friendly Carnival, sponsored by Capital Group: 3:30 PM

Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: 5:00 PM

All-Star Parade, sponsored by HighPoint: 5:45 PM


Tickets On Sale Now! 

Purchase Tickets Here

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Special Thanks To Our Signature Sponsor

Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation

  • Event Details & Tickets

    Event Details


    Your $15 Ticket Includes: 252_1C8_2676095_3405164990_4

    • Parking
    • Handicap accessible shuttle service
    • Carnival activities and games
    • Sensory-friendly activities
    • Pizza Pit Stop, sponsored by HotBox Pizza
    • Parade through TherAplay grounds

    *children under the age of 2 are admitted for free

    Purchase Your Ticket Here! 

  • Event Sponsors

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    Sponsorship opportunities go faster than the final lap of the Indy500, so floor it to the button below to check out what opportunities await! 

    For questions or to customize your involvement, contact Katie Stratman:

    kstratman@childrenstheraplay.org | 317.872.4166

    2021 Sponsorship Form

  • Sensory-Friendly Event Elements

    Sensory-Friendly Event Elements

    As a medical facility for children with a varying range of special needs, it is important to us to accomodate as many kiddos as we can by providing activities that will best meet the needs of each child. 

    While the cheering, laughing, and energy of a crowd can be an exciting atmosphere, for many of our kiddos it can be overwhelming or overstimulating. For this reason, we will be offering multiple sensory-friendly activities and accommodations, including:   

    • A social story to share with your kiddo before the event. Click here to view the social story! 
    • The idle zone will be a quiet space available for those who need a sensory break.
    • Various carnival games and activities for children of all abilities, including a free play station.
    • Rubber aisleways in the arena for our friends on wheels.
    • Noise-cancelling headphones will be available, although we encourage anyone who already owns their own to please bring them.
    • Sensory/special needs friendly parade (no sirens, no candy throwing, etc.)

    For any other special requests, please email Breinne Lasley, Event Manager, who will work with you on your accomodations. 

  • Media

    Extra, Extra! Read All About It! 

    Thank you to our 2019 media partners who came out and promoted this awesome event! Check out the coverage below. 

    Video: Fox59 Pony Hop Race

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    Video: WTHR-13


    Video: WISH-TV 

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    Article: IndyCar.com

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    Media Contact:
    For additional information about media coverage, contact Emily McDermott
    email Emily

  • COVID-19 Safety Precautions

    Health & Safety Precautions

    We continue to keep the health and safety of our guests and staff top of mind. At Horsepower500, you can expect the following precautio2F4_36F_2676095_4117557229_4ns:

    • The Carnival will take place in our open-air arena
    • The Parade will be outdoors
    • Hand sanitizer will be available at numerous stations throughout the event
    • The following mask protocols will be in place:
      • Masks are not mandatory outside.
      • Guests will be asked to wear masks on the shuttle bus between parking at College Park Church and Children's TherAplay. 
      • Masks must be worn inside the building for tours (note restroom access will require entering the building).
      • Masks are not mandatory in the arena or the barn.
      • Volunteers who are working in close proximity to guests in the arena and the barn (within six feet) must wear masks. 
      • Volunteers must keep a mask with them at all times in case anyone indicates they would like them to put a mask on and/or if they need to have close contact. 

Thank you To Our 2021 Sponsors!

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