It's time to shift into overdrive and gear up for the 13th annual Mini Indy charity race sponsored by SkyWest Airlines and the City of St. George. Mini Indy takes place in southern Utah during the fourth weekend of March, and the 2013 event promises to be more exciting than ever with returning champions, new vendors and opportunities galore for networking. Still, we all know the real reason you come is the glory of the checkered flag!
Mini Indy brings together teams from international and local businesses, community leaders and various civic groups to race miniature Indy-style cars through a twisting course. Funds raised from this event help support the United Way Dixie. The organization helps hundreds of local people every day by funding non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organizations. The United Way Dixie solicits local funding from employee donations, matching corporate contributions and events such as the Mini Indy.
The three-day charity event kicks off with the Mini Indy Golf Tournament. Proceeds from the tournament help fund the SkyWest Scholarship Program. Teams are invited to bring and display Mini Indy trophies from past years at the Pre-Race Banquet, yes, even the [ahem] “pity” award is included. And of course the silent auction at the banquet always comes with surprises. All auction monies go directly to United Way.
SkyWest Airlines celebrates 40 years of flight in 2012. As a leading air service provider offering global access to millions of people each month, SkyWest partners with the world’s largest network carriers including United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways and Alaska Airlines. With a fleet of 318 aircraft, SkyWest’s more than 11,000 aviation professionals operate more than 1,700 flights each day to 160 destinations throughout North America. SkyWest is known for its industry-leading workforce, exceptional leadership team, and continued solid operational and economic performance. The airline is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest is proud to partner with the City of St. George to bring Mini Indy to St. George each year.