It isn't often that the worlds of professional sports and
The owners of the Indianapolis Colts and the
"Just like our Colts, every team can achieve success with a rallying cry from its fans and that time is now for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra," Jim Irsay, owner of the
Irsay is the son of Robert Irsay, who owned the
The orchestra "has been embedded in our downtown, our schools, and our Hoosier communities for more than 82 years," Simon said in the same release.
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has experienced a tumultuous year. Performances came to a halt for several weeks this fall after management locked out its musicians after their contract expired. The orchestra resumed performances in October, but a new contract is reportedly contingent on making the fundraising goal.
The orchestra said in a statement Tuesday that it has so far raised nearly $2.4 million toward its goal.