Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent new presenting sponsor of Conner Prairie exhibit, summer day camps, annual fall family festival


    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Wednesday, April 19, 2017/Conner Prairie) – One of the nation’s top hospitals for pediatric care has chosen to support Conner Prairie in 2017, backing museum initiatives to promote healthy living for youth and their families by getting out and being active in nature. 

    Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent will be the presenting sponsor of the museum’s newest outdoor nature experience, Treetop Outpost; its series of summer day camps for youth ages 8-12; and Headless Horseman, a popular fall family festival that has spanned more than three decades.

    As presenting sponsor, the hospital will financially support the three museum initiatives for one year and have multiple opportunities to interact with and engage Conner Prairie visitors throughout the year.

    “We thank Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent for this sponsorship, which will help provide healthy, outdoor educational experiences and activities to youth and families at Conner Prairie,” said Norman Burns, president and CEO of Conner Prairie. “This new relationship demonstrates how corporations and non-profit organizations are today working collaboratively to improve the health, education and well-being of the people of the communities we serve.”

    In addition, a new guide for parents that promotes the importance of being active in nature has been created; Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent will also provide free tips to summer day campers for healthy activities and recipes; and the hospital will provide treat stations and special giveaways during Headless Horseman.

    “At St. Vincent, we recognize that it takes a team working together to improve the health of a community,” said Dr. Hossain Marandi, president of Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. “With support from residents and local partners like Conner Prairie, our dedicated and experienced staff will continue to lead individuals and families to better health in the communities we serve.”

    Spanning nearly 1,000 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

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    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its nearly 1,000 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat, Flickr and YouTube.