Bankers Life Fieldhouse News
Hancock to be honored at Masquerade10/28/2009
When Frank Hancock started "Fast Franks" as an Indianapolis printer broker in 1986, he was forging a new path.
Hancock was hoping to capitalize on what he saw as an emerging niche in printing, the budding Indianapolis sports industry. Twenty-three years later, his name and company, Sport Graphics, have become synonymous with quality and service both locally and nationally, as evidenced by the graphic services that they provide to NFL/Super Bowl; 88 NCAA Championships including both Men's and Women's Final Fours; Big 10; USA Gymnastics, Swimming, Track & Field, Diving and Synchronized Swimming; ACC and SEC Championships; Indiana Pacers; Indianapolis Colts; Indiana Sports Corp.; and numerous others including Ball State, Indiana, Purdue, and Notre Dame.
His success and dedication to his community will be recognized at the eighth annual Masquerade on Saturday, November 7. The event supports Simon Youth Foundation and Pacers Foundation's work to ensure youth in need are given opportunities for a better life. The Masquerade Blue and Gold Ball will be held at Conseco Fieldhouse this year to also celebrate the 10th anniversary of the arena.
"As the chairs of the Simon Youth Foundation and Pacers Foundation, Cindy (Simon-Skjodt) and I are very pleased to have Frank as our honoree this year," Deborah Simon said. "Frank and Sport Graphics are mainstays in our community and true friends to the nonprofit community."
The success of his business has allowed Hancock to give back to the community that embraced him as a business owner. Hancock and his wife, Linda, support many community events and non-profit organizations throughout the state.
Hancock is a member of the Ball State University Board of Trustees, as well as serving on numerous Boards of Directors such as the "500" Festival, the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Community Health Network Foundation, and others. His many awards include the Benny Award by Ball State University, and the Eagle Award for Community Charitable Involvement by the city of Indianapolis.
The Masquerade has paid tribute to exceptional sportsmen, citizens and philanthropists from the community over the years, including Donnie Walsh, Clark Kellogg, Bobby "Slick" Leonard, Reggie Miller, Mel and Herb Simon, the Hulman-George Family, and Jeff Smulyan.