Indianapolis 500 Community Day 2013

It’s May in Indianapolis, which means that race season is here in full force! The great thing about the Indianapolis 500 is that it’s not just about the race. The month of May brings a host of fun activities for the whole family, all to celebrate this historic sporting event. Even if racing isn’t your thing, you’ll find something your family will love during the race festivities in the month of May.

One of my favorite race-related events is the American Family Insurance 500 Festival Community Day. Community Day offers a chance to take a lap around the track in your own car, an opportunity to meet your favorite 500 drivers, and tours of Pit Lane and the scoring pagoda available. This year, Community Day will also feature the World’s Largest Car Seat Check, where parents can have experts ensure that their children’s car seats are installed correctly.

Did you know that 75% of all child car seats are installed incorrectly?

I am shocked by this number, and it definitely has me wondering if my own kids’ car seats are properly installed. I’m so glad that Safety 1st is hosting this car seat check, so I can be sure my kids are safe when we’re in the car together, which is just about every day! Safety 1st is also unveiling their new Air Protect®+ G-Cell HX Technology. This technology helps divert crash forces away from a child’s head and mitigates multiple hits. It’s been created in partnership with Bald Spot Sports, the same people who develop the safety technology used in Indy Car seats. The new Safety 1st Advance 70 car seats will feature the Air Protect®+ G-Cell HX Technology, and they will truly be the top-of-the-line when it comes to child safety. It’s available this month exclusively from Target.

The World’s Largest Car Seat Check will be at the 500 Festival Community Day on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Safety 1st Car Seat GiveawayThe event is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (4790 W. 16th St.) and you can enter at Gate #2 or Gate #10. All families that have their car seat checked will be entered to win and iPad! Awesome, right? Know what’s even better? I have one  Safety 1st Advance 70 car seat to give away to a luck Mom For Less reader! You don’t have to be local to Indianapolis to win – but you do have to live in the United States. Giveaway ends May 22nd at 11:59 pm. Eastern, and you can enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Best of luck to you! You also have a chance to win from my bloggy friends Basilmomma and Indy With Kids!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The fine print:

  • Winner will be chosen randomly and notified by email. Winner will have 24 hours from time of email to respond, and then another winner will be randomly selected.
  • No purchase necessary to win. Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.
  • Value of prize is $189.99.
  • This giveaway is sponsored by Safety 1st. All opinions are 100% mine.
  • Winner must reside in the United States.