Fever Mission Statement


Our mission is to promote the development and well being of youth and families within our community through Fever Cares, with a particular focus on Education, Service & Health. We support this mission by providing the practical tools necessary to enrich the lives of our community and develop and implement resourceful and valuable programs that contribute directly to our Core Purpose.

Core Purpose

At Pacers Sports & Entertainment, our Core Purpose is Winning Championships & Serving Community.


We will support our Core Purpose and Mission by focusing on four core values: Teamwork, Commitment, Pride and Respect.

Goals and Objectives

To support our Core Purpose and Mission, Pacers Sports & Entertainment’s goals and objectives include:

Stimulate love of learning and reading in young people by providing them with access to books & technology Engage in community partnerships to continue to bring public awareness to the value of education & literacy Support the efforts of those in our community who serve the needs of others and increase youth participation in community service activities Increase ways to recognize those involved in community service activities and develop a community where the passion for serving is turned into action. Promote wellness & fitness as a way of life. Target and address issues facing today’s youth.


  1. 1.Reading Time-Outs
  2. a. All-Star Reading Team
  3. 2.Read On, Indiana!
  4. 3.Read Across America Day
  5. a. ISTA Night
  6. 4.Call A Pacer
  7. 5.Bounce Back to School
  8. 6.Proliance Energy Backpack Attack
  9. 7.Pacers Reading Challenge
  10. 8.I-STEP Night
  11. 9.Good Grade Program
  12. 10.Fever Choices for Champions
  13. 11.Free Book Giveaway
  14. 12.Distinguished School Award
  15. 13.Pacers Academy High Schools
  16. 14.Pacers Learning Centers
  17. a. Abrams Academic Achievement Award
  18. 15.Fever Reading & Learning Center
  19. 16.Black History Month
  20. a. 100 Black Men Scholastic Basketball Program
  21. 17.Making the Grade & Courtside Fever
  22. 18.IPS Values for Life Celebration
  23. 19.Larry Bird Character Award
  24. 20.Common Goal
  25. 21.Indiana Heroes
  26. a.Well Dunn Award
  27. 22.Jefferson Awards
  28. 23.Season of Giving
  29. a. “Come to Our House” Thanksgiving Dinner
  30. b. Children’s Hospital Visits
  31. c. Children’s Holiday Party
  32. d. Catch the Holiday Fever
  33. e. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  34. f. Shop with a Pacer
  35. g.Coat Drive
  36. 24.NBA Cares Week of Service
  37. 25.NBA Green Week
  38. 26.Not for Profit Spotlight Nights
  39. 27.Kroger High Five Club
  40. 28.Kroger Ball Exchange
  41. 29.Coaches for Kids
  42. 30.Community Suite Nights
  43. 31.Community Service Ticket Program
  44. 32.PS&E Community Service Days
  45. 33.Donations
  46. 34.Community Ticket Blocks
  47. 35.Fever Friends
  48. 36.NBA/WNBA Green
  49. 37.Community Relations Kiosk
  50. 38.Get Pacers Fit
  51. a.Boomer’s Boot Camp
  52. b.NBA Fit Week
  53. 39.WNBA Fit
  54. a.Get Fever Fit
  55. b.Breast Health Awareness
  56. c.Heart Healthy Night
  57. d.Healthy Hoops
  58. 40.Special Olympics
  59. 41.Riley Hospital for Children Basketball Buddies
  60. 42.Pacers/Fever Youth Basketball
  61. 43.Linda Craig Memorial Scholarship

    In addition, through the Pacers Foundation, we present three major fundraising efforts throughout the year that include:

    1. Pacers Golf Outing

    2. Masquerade

    3. Fever Bowling Tournament

    For information on the Indiana Fever or Indiana Pacers Community Relations Departments, call (317) 917-2500 and speak to one of our staff members:

    Indiana Pacers Community Relations

    Kelli Towles Director
    Darnell Hillman Associate Director, Camps, Clinics and Alumni Relations
    Richard Smith Coordinator

    Indiana Fever Community Relations

    Roberta Courtright Community Relations & Special Projects Manager