2021 Forty Under 40 Alumni Award: Ryan Vaughn

During Vaughn’s time as president, the Sports Corp. has hosted or won bids to host an NBA All-Star Game, multiple Big Ten championships, the College Football Playoff national championship, and myriad NCAA tournaments and championships—including the 2021 Men’s Basketball Championship, which took place wholly in Indiana.

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Colts’ Pete Ward: It’s ‘in our blood’ to be involved in big Indy events

The Indianapolis Colts are among the 50 companies that have donated money to the Indy Championships Fund to help bring three huge sports events to Indianapolis: the NCAA Tournament underway now, the College Football Playoff National Championship in 2022 and the NBA All-Star Game in 2024. But the Colts have done more than donate. Pete Ward, the team’s chief operating officer, is on the fund’s board as well as the board of the Indiana Sports Corp., which is coordinating the effort.

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