Knozone and Fever Fans Battle Lynx & Air Pollution In Season Opener

10th Season Opening Night Celebration at Conseco Fieldhouse Tips Off Ozone Season

The Knozone program presents the 10th Season Opening Night Celebration at Conseco Fieldhouse when the Indiana Fever hosts its 2009 home opener this Sunday, June 7. The event also marks the 2009 ozone season tipoff. Join Knozone and the Fever as they battle the Minnesota Lynx and air pollution in central Indiana.

Knozone giveaways and air quality information will be available throughout the fun-filled evening. In addition, Central Indiana Commuter services (CICS) will be available to offer fans information about carpooling and alternative transportation solutions in central Indiana. Loyal supporters of their team and the environment, many Fever fans have requested carpooling options to Fever games. If you are a fan of the Fever as well as a fan of the benefits of carpooling, check out the opportunities available for Fever home games by clicking on the link below: http://www.wnba.com/fever/news/Carpool_Zone_090515.html

By carpooling to the event you can win an autographed Fever jersey. Check out the web link for more information.

About air quality in central Indiana: Thanks to the cooperation of area businesses and residents, air quality in central Indiana has been improving for many years. Federal air quality standards have become stricter in recent years, so there is more work to do. Reducing vehicle idling, bicycling and/or walking short distances, riding IndyGo and carpooling are great ways to make a difference in air quality.

With the recent addition of bike lanes in the downtown area, Indianapolis is well on its way to becoming a bicycle friendly city. Check out Mayor Ballard’s Bicycle Safety Message: http://indianapolis.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=229.

Knozone is a voluntary air pollution reduction program for Indianapolis-Marion County. Now in its 14th year, the program educates the public about the effects of ground-level ozone (smog) and fine particles (soot) on public health and the environment. For more information, visit www.knozone.com or call (317) 327-4AIR for current air quality information.

The Indiana Fever celebrates its 10th anniversary season in 2009, opening the summer season at Atlanta on Saturday, June 6 (7:00 p.m.), and hosting the Minnesota Lynx on June 7 (7:00 p.m.) – exactly 10 years after the franchise was founded (June 7, 1999). Led by two-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist and five-time All-Star Tamika Catchings, Olympic silver medalist Tully Bevilaqua, 2008 WNBA Most Improved Player Ebony Hoffman and two-time WNBA All-Stars Katie Douglas and Tammy Sutton-Brown, the Fever bids for its fifth consecutive playoff appearance in 2009. Season tickets are available at FeverBasketball.com, or by calling (317) 917-2500.