(Batesville, Ind.) - The City of Batesville has missed out on an award from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Batesville was one of ten finalist cities around the state for the “Back Home Again in Indiana” Community Outreach Program Award. The contest challenges Hoosier communities to celebrate the unmatched history and traditions of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race.
During a ceremony at the speedway Wednesday, the award and $20,000 grant that goes with it were awarded to Greenfield, Indiana. Greenfield plans to use the money to fund two scholarship programs for local youth interested in automobiles and motorsports.
Bloomfield finished second in the contest, with New Haven placing third. Each community will receive $2,500 from IMS.
Milan and Sunman had also entered the contest.
The annual program is open to all cities and towns in Indiana.