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SFACON 2023 – Indianapolis “High-Speed Low Drag”

SFA Convention
+ May 22-26, 2023 +

2023 Indianapolis 500 Presented by Gainbridge

Attendees:

Indianapolis motor speedway is rolling out the red carpet for this year’s SFAConvention for Green Berets and their families. Plenty of perks and incentives to be a part of this great event!

  • Including FREE admission for your whole family
  • Qualification & Armed Forces Weekend – May 20-21
  • Carb Day May 26th
  • Indy 500 May 28th

SFACON2023 promises to be fast-paced and jam-packed full of fun, learning, and excitement.

Below you’ll find a tentative outline of the events at the 2023 Special Forces Convention!

PLEASE watch for updates on the website as we add different excursions and other activities for our guests.  We promise this event will be unlike anything you have experienced before and have our eyes looking forward to the bright future of the Special Forces Association.

We hope to bring the Green Berets of Past and Present together to strengthen their communities and work towards the same goals!

Convention tickets will go on sale soon; please book your rooms today to ensure you have a place to stay – things will get packed this week with Carb Day – so get your rooms early.

For those that come and stay during the week of the convention, we have a LIMITED number of rooms available for Saturday and Sunday. They are half of the normal race weekend prices – you will not find them anywhere else. These will be for special guests and those participating in our parade and race extras.

Carb Day / Picnic / Party day (May 26)
For all you SNAKE eaters out there it will be
Tons of fun with live music – in the SNAKE PIT!

Our Sponsors

Vendors

We’re looking for more vendors, partners, and supporters for this event! Are you a part of an organization or business that wants to associate with and support the Quiet Professionals from the Special Forces? Please see our vendor application attached:

Link to Vendor document

Become A Sponsor?

The Special Forces Association Convention  2023 is a five-day national event to be held in Indianapolis, IN, from May 22-26 (Monday-Friday). This annual gathering of approximately 700 Green Berets celebrates the U.S. Army Special Forces (SF) seven decades of service to our nation. The event features:

Past, Present, and Future of the Green Berets both on and off the field of battle

  • Golf Outing

  • Auctions,

  • civilian outreach ,

  • Video archive of stories of our members,

…and the iconic Indy 500 Racetrack, including pre-and post-activities. SFACON 2023 concludes with a Regimental Banquet to honor the Green Berets’ past, present, and future. We’ll finally close out the party with our annual picnic at the Indy 500 Carb Day!

Link to Sponsorship document

Hotel Reservations

Wyndham Indianapolis West

Wyndham Indianapolis West

2544 Executive Drive,
Indianapolis, IN, 46241
317-248-2481

Note: Please stay and book in the hotel until it is full before trying to go anywhere else. We block a certain number of rooms and are on the hook for filling them. If we do not fill them we will be required to pay for them.

Room Rates: $149 +taxes a night 

For reservations checking in 05/20/2023 and checking out 05/27/2023, please use this link:

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/indianapolis-indiana/wyndham-indianapolis-west/rooms-rates?&checkInDate=05/20/2023&checkOutDate=05/27/2023&groupCode=052023SPE_001

Room Rates: $209 +taxes a night VERY LIMITED Race weekend

Only a few rooms are ½ off what they normally charge for Indy 500 Race weekend when they sold out at this rate you will have to move hotels.  Other hotels and options are available but will be outside the Indianapolis city limits at better prices.  We will have more options once ours fill up.

For reservations checking in 05/27/2023 checking out on 05/29/2023, please use this link: 

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/indianapolis-indiana/wyndham-indianapolis-west/rooms-rates?&checkInDate=05/27/2023&checkOutDate=05/29/2023&groupCode=052023SPE_001

Tentative Schedule

2023 Special Forces Association
Annual Convention Schedule of Events

Unofficial – FREE admission Qualifying & Armed Forces Day: We are working on a space to get together – (look for sign up) Will feature three highly competitive battles – for the last three starting positions in the field of 33, followed by two action-packed Top-12 Qualifying, and the pole-deciding Firestone Fast Six to determine the starting order of the first four rows. Free entry for all military personnel with a valid military ID.

Unofficial – FREE admission Qualifying & Armed Forces Day: We are working on a space to get together we may have 30 spots donated by Life Line Date centers suite– (look for sign up) Will feature three highly competitive battles – for the last three starting positions in the field of 33, followed by two action-packed Top-12 Qualifying, and the pole-deciding Firestone Fast Six to determine the starting order of the first four rows. Free entry for all military personnel with a valid military ID.

Registration – Official Convention – *Golf with a GB -fundraiser (public encouraged/invited)

Day 1 Theme Past (Pre 9/11) Speakers throughout the day tbd ($ fundraiser public outreach encouraged/invited to hear GB stories) Video recording stations (everyone that wants 30-minute interviews for archive) Family and Wives breakout sessions Excursions tbd *Motor Cycle Ride ($ fundraiser public outreach encouraged/invited) Evening Buffet with entertainment and speaker presentation

Day 2 Theme Present (Post 9/11) – Speakers throughout the day tbd ($ fundraiser public outreach encouraged/invited to hear GB stories) Video recording stations (everyone that wants 30-minute interviews for archive) Family and Wives breakout sessions Excursions tbd *DALLARA INDYCAR FACTORY *Possible dinner and Auction fundraiser in evening ($ fundraiser public outreach encouraged/invited to bid on items)

Day 3 Theme Future (of SFA) – Speakers throughout the day tbd (no public allowed this day) Video recording stations (everyone that wants 30-minute interviews for archive) Family and Wives breakout sessions Excursions tbd Banquet – Live entertainment planned

Day 4 Theme (Party Day) – Lottie Dottie everybody field trip to the track – Memorial Day ceremony May 26th in morning -downtown Indy o Our Gold Star families to be honored at the same ceremony morning of the 26th with the other gold star families: Carb Day May FREE admission , Picnic – End of Convention It’s racing. It’s rock ‘n roll. It’s pure bliss. Miller Lite Carb Day is the ultimate turbo boost into the greatest weekend in racing! This high-octane party features some of the most exciting action on (and off) the track as the world revs its engines for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Let’s get Back to Rock Friday, May 26. https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500/event-info/schedule?day=friday-may-26-carb-day

Unofficial – Possible special activities for GB and Families that stay for the Indy Festival activities including Parade and others (look for sign up) https://www.500festival.com/parade/

The day before the Indy 500 is going to be a fun one! Get access to the star drivers of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with the full field autograph session and the Public Drivers’ Meeting as drivers receive their final instructions before Race Day. Plus, your favorite Indy 500 veterans will have an autograph session of their own! TICKETS STARTING AT $10.00 View event

Unofficial – Indy 500 May 28th– FREE admission o We can get tickets to the Indy 500 race for everyone that stays (with spouse + families) o With kids, there are some questions, but she feels she can make it work just fine. o General admonition ticket (north 40 tickets) o Track Bucks get a FREE meal to concession stand dollars o Transportation for free If everyone is in the same place o We will parade the front strip at the track before the race. o 86 people can be in a parade lap around the track in a truck (uniformed first then what’s left we can fill in up to 86) o All to wear the convention shits and berets!! https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/events/indy500 It’s the buzz of energy in the Indiana air. It’s the sense of pride racing through your heart. It’s that feeling connecting you to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” It’s time to come Back Home Again Sunday, May 28 for the 107th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.

SPEAKERS

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