Spirit of Competition to Visit Porter County

porter-county-community-foundationThe Porter County Community Foundation in partnership with Valparaiso University will host Indiana Humanities “Spirit of Competition” exhibit at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts from January 9 through February 7, 2013. This traveling exhibit includes engaging interactive opportunities such as a bicycle to match Major Taylor’s track speed, a chance to build John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, debate podiums, a mascot photo op, information about items invented in Indiana and a scoreboard that shows statistics about where Indiana ranks in the world on a variety of topics. The exhibit also includes short films on Hoosier competition-related stories.

We all engage in competition every day – whether it’s by participating in an extracurricular activity, selling a product, creating an innovative solution or trying to beat an opponent on the campaign trail,” said Keira Amstutz, president and CEO of Indiana Humanities. “This exhibit teaches us that competition affects us all and contributes to our individual character, as well as the culture of our local communities and our state.

About Spirit of Competition

Following the award-winning Food for Thought program, Indiana Humanities has launched Spirit of Competition, a two-year set of programs designed to help Hoosiers think, read and talk about the role competition plays in our daily lives. Together, we will examine competition through five core elements – civility, rivalry, passion, innovation and failure – and discuss questions like:

  • How much do we shape competition, and how much does competition shape us?
  • Are Hoosiers uniquely competitive?
  • How can a better understanding of our history, our community and ourselves make Indiana more competitive on the global stage?
  • What is the true spirit of competition?


About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. Learn more at www.indianahumanities.org.

About Porter County Community Foundation
The Porter County Community Foundation leads, unites and supports giving to make a difference in Porter County today, tomorrow and forever. For more information, please contact the Porter County Community Foundation at (219) 465-0294 or www.portercountyfoundation.org.