WHO:

  • Carter, a 5-year old battling cancer who loves The Greatest Show On Earth. A construction team from Feld Entertainment, producers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS!, including clowns, dancers, ringmaster and other costumed circus performers.
  • A construction team from Feld Entertainment, producers of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDS!, including clowns, dancers, ringmaster and other costumed circus performers.
  • Representatives of Special Spaces, a not-for-profit that creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Currently this organization is trying to build a chapter in Indianapolis and would like to get the word out about their mission and need for a volunteer director based out of Indianapolis, IN.
  • Eighteen volunteers from Bankers Life Fieldhouse including employees of Pacer Sports & Entertainment.

WHAT:

  • Construction crew creating Carter’s “dream room,” complete with a circus performer mural, all new furniture with circus curtains, an activity center and other favorite things to be shared with his 3-year old brother, Noah and 7-year old brother Allen. All three boys share the same bedroom.
  • Stars of Ringling Bros. newest show, coming to Indianapolis, will lend a hand and entertain along with the large build crew before helping unveil the room to Carter’s entire family including parents, Jeremy and Michelle Marks and their five children ranging in ages 2 year-8 years old.
  • Carter will be surprised with the Big Unveil, which is detailed below. Prior to bedroom surprise, Carter and his family will be treated to a day at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with a shoot-a-round on the Pacer practice court, a delicious lunch and a clown makeover compliments Clown Alley.

For Special Spaces—Jennifer Swain, Executive Director, (865) 659-8036 mobile

WHEN:

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Special Photo & Interview Opportunities*

1:15 – 1:55 p.m. – Ringling Bros./Special Spaces construction team putting finishing touches on Carter’s dream room. Jennifer Swain, Executive Director from Knoxville, TN and Chris Lamberson, Tennessee State Director of Special Spaces, will be available for interviews during this time.

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. – The “big unveil,” when Carter and his family, escorted by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ringmaster, Johnathan Lee Iverson, clowns and dancers, return home and cheered by the entire construction team, as the family sees Carter’s bedroom for the first time! Carter and his parents will be available for interviews following the unveil.

*Construction will be going on throughout the day. Earlier media access may be arranged, with advance notice.

WHERE:

Jeremy and Michelle Marks’ home 10185 Pamoma Court
Fishers, IN 46038

WHY:

Special Spaces is dedicated to “Changing Children’s Lives One Bedroom at a Time!” Recognizing that children with serious illnesses need their own special space, Special Spaces seeks to create rooms that are a place of hope, inspiration, peace and comfort for these special children. Once a child is chosen, a team from Special Spaces interviews the child to get an understanding of his/her favorite colors, themes and wishes – the child’s favorite things. Community groups and corporate partners, like Feld Entertainment, fund each child’s room and, as possible, provide a team of volunteers to help with the decorating and completion of the rooms. For more information, visit www.specialspaces.org.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is playing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, December 5-7 with its newest production, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS! For additional information, visit www.ringling.com.

MEDIA CONTACT:
For Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey – Lisa Finch, (317) 710-6664 mobile

For Special Spaces—Jennifer Swain, Executive Director, (865) 659-8036 mobile

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