INDIANAPOLIS (March 17, 2021) — The Athletic Club Foundation, in partnership with the Hoosier Lottery, hosted the 24th Annual Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal in Indianapolis today to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
As part of the festivities, Hoosier Lottery Executive Director Sarah M. Taylor delivered remarks and selected a winner of the Hoosier Lottery Guess the Coins social media contest which received more than 4,000 entries. The top prize winner of a $500 prize pack was Tanna Wagner. Four additional prizes of $100 will also be awarded.
Before the downtown canal was turned green for all to admire in this virtually streamed program, Mayor Joe Hogsett, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Sarah M. Taylor thanked the men and women who have been fighting on the front lines of the pandemic all year. Front line workers were represented by Sheriff Kerry Forestal (Marion County Sheriff), Dr. Virginia Caine (Marion County Health Department), Sue Welch (College Football Foundation, Extra Yards for Teachers) and Captain Steve Kemp (Indianapolis Fire Department).
The Athletic Club Foundation also introduced the 2021 Irish Citizen of the Year, John Hegarty. John was born in Ireland and moved to Indianapolis in 1988. He is the retired principal of Scecina Memorial High School and a longtime member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.