Back your favorite racer and help raise money for the Athenaeum!

At its core, GermanFest is meant to be a celebration of all things German here in Indianapolis and central Indiana. We at the Athenaeum Foundation strive to maintain that German heritage for all to enjoy, year after year.

Over the years, GermanFest has become our largest fundraiser bringing in a BIG chunk of our annual operating budget and sadly this year the funds raised just aren’t going to be the same.

With that in mind, we’ve come up with some fun ways to close that fundraising gap. One of those is our “Back Your Racer” campaign!

It’s simple:

  • Click on the picture below of the racer you would like back.
  • Make a charitable donation to the Athenaeum Foundation in the name of your favorite wiener dog.
  • If your selected racer wins its heat, a group of generous donors will match all the donations made in that racer’s name up to $1000 per heat!
  • Between 3:15 to 4:30, don’t forget to make your pick for the final race! The final race happens at 4:30.

For all those loyal fans of the Athenaeum, GermanFest & our Wiener Dog Races…THANK YOU! We simply can’t do it with out all your support.

2020 Virtual Weiner Dog Race Sponsors: