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Annual Golf Outing - Rescheduled to July 19th Due to Weather

2016 Golf OutingJoin us for the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation Annual Golf Outing!

While the golf outing has always been a rain or shine event the weather forecast for tomorrow shows heavy thunderstorms from early morning to about 5p.m. due to the tropical storm Cindy. We felt that it was in the best interest of all the attendees and sponsors of this event to try and reschedule in order to respect the time and support each of you have given to IBCF. The last thing we want to happen is have our attendees show and sit around for a window of opportunity that might never happen. We have worked with Eagle Creek Golf Club to reschedule the date of this event to Wednesday, July 19th with a 9am-9:30am check-in and a 10:30am shot-gun start.

The Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation is hosting the 13th Annual IBCF Golf Outing on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Eagle Creek Golf Club. This year’s event will be held, rain or shine, and have a shot-gun start of 10:30am. Each golfer will receive 18-holes of golf, lunch, drink tickets, awards ceremony with appetizers, silent auction and prizes. All proceeds to benefit and further the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation mission of investing in children with visual impairments so each child may thrive in school and daily life.

This event will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, IBCF reserves the right to delay or even cancel the event to protect the safety of our supporters. Registration fees are non-refundable, but your contribution will be tax deductible.

Enjoy photos from the 2016 Golf Outing


13th Annual IBCF Golf Outing Committee

David Boyles (Co-Chair)
Ryan Tharp (Co-Chair)
Laura Alvarado (IBCF Executive Director)
Walter Burtner
Ken Dyar
Toula Oberlies



Polo at Sunset benefitting the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation

Join us Friday August 4, 2017 for a fun family friendly polo match at the Hickory Hall Polo Club in Whitestown, IN. Polo at Sunset is a unique event that is family focused and helps support local charities.This year, both IBCF and Misty Eyes Animal Center will benefit from this Polo match with gate fees going straight to both organizations.

The gates will open at 5:00 P.M. for tailgating with the match beginning at 6:15 P.M. $20 per car, cash only. Tailgating before is encouraged. Bring blankets, pop-up tents, food, beverages, and the whole family. Food will be available for purchase. Grills not permitted. 

The fun does not end there! We are fortunate to have the Candy Man fly over the field at half-time for a candy drop. Kids will love to catch a bag of candy and one lucky child will be the lucky winner of a golden ticket from Good’s Candy Shop for an additional candy prize. Good’s Candy Shop will also be selling ice cream, with $1 from each sale going directly to the IBCF.

Thank you to all our partners!



Through the Looking Glass Gala

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation will host the sixth annual charity gala, “Through the Looking Glass” at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel in Carmel, Indiana. The event includes an elegant three course dinner, complementary drinks, special guest Jim Platzer, gaming, dancing, silent and live auction as well as live entertainment. This year’s theme will provide guests with a taste of “Casino Royale” as we partner with the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple to offer casino gaming such as black jack, roulette, and craps following dinner and the program. Guests may use tickets they win after cashing in their chips to enter drawings for a variety of unique prizes. This red carpet evening encompasses everything from inspiration to excitement.


General patron tickets: $125 per person
High Rollers: $150 per person (receive additional gaming chips for casino gaming to increase chances for unique prizes)

Visit to purchase your tickets today!

This year’s Fund-A-Need portion of the evening is dedicated to raising support of the music and arts programming at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Special Guest Jim Platzer

Jim Platzer - Founder of Leader Dogs for the BlindJim Platzer is a former President of a distribution facility for a Fortune 500 company forced to an early retirement due to retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative condition that leads to blindness. After a challenging transition, Jim found Leader Dogs for the Blind, who matched him with a dog and trained them both to see the world in an entirely new way leading to a renewed sense of purpose. Over the years Jim has been a keynote speaker for corporations such as Audi and Purina as well as non-profits advocating and delivering key messaging with heart and authenticity.

"Live a life of exceeding expectations, innovating and defining your own destiny." Jim Platzer






13th Annual Walk for Dreams

Walk For Dreams

Thank you to all 75 individuals who walked on behalf of IBCF on Sunday, May 21, 2017. We were thrilled to have the active participation from so many in our community. Due to this support, we look forward to bringing in Playworks Indiana in early August 2017 to engage 35 ISBVI staff in a Power of Play and Group Management training aimed at strengthening positive play activities that build social skills, inclusiveness during recess and free time. Justine Weatherman kicked off the walk with a greeting to all 1200 walkers on behalf of IBCF. We are thankful to Justine Weatherman, 500 Festival Princess, and Shivani Bajpai, 500 Festival Queen, for showing their support of IBCF and children with visual impairments.

Big thanks to our sponsors!