Indiana Broadcasters Rally to Support the Hoosier Gym

Limited Tickets Available Now for August 27
Drive-In Movie Fundraiser to Help Historic Site

With a special screening that will raise funds for one of Indiana’s most important treasures, the Indiana Broadcasters Association (IBA), which represents member Radio and TV stations in northeast Indiana, today announced a special screening of the Indiana classic sports movie “Hoosiers” on Thursday August 27 at 8:30PM (Eastern time) at the Auburn Garrett Drive-In Theatre located an 1014 IN-8 in Garrett.

The IBA, which represents more than 270 Indiana stations, is donating 100% of each entry admission to support Knightstown, Indiana’s Hoosier Gym.  The screening is limited to the first 200 people who buy tickets, which are $20 per vehicle and can be purchased in advance at www.HelpHoosierGym.com.

“Revenue to support the daily operations of Knightstown’s Hoosier Gym landmark usually comes in from both visitors and basketball events played on the historic hardwood.  But since March, the gym has been virtually empty,” said IBA Executive Director Dave Arland.  “So, we’re doing our part to help an iconic Hoosier site and provide a fun venue for a night out at the theater – in a responsible way.”

Bob Garner, author of Eleven Life Lessons and Events Coordinator of the Hoosier Gym, will be on hand to sign copies of his new book that explains how the movie has impacted his life and what lessons can still be gleaned from the 1986 movie.

“Hoosiers” tells the story of the mythic Hickory Huskers small-town basketball team, a nod to the 1954 Milan team that won the state basketball tournament.

Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and sit outside of their vehicle but must comply with social distancing guidelines put in place by the Auburn-Garrett Drive-In Theatre.

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