How The Indy Hat Started
The Indy Hat Project is the brainchild of Ted Karras, the founder of The Cincy Hat Project, which was established to raise money for The Village of Merici, a non-profit organization that provides support for adults with developmental disabilities. The success of The Cincy Hat Project inspired Karras to create a new brand that would celebrate a great tradition in his hometown: The Indianapolis 500.
Karras wanted to create a line of stylish hats, polos, and t-shirts that would celebrate the spirit of the Indy 500 and its place in the heart of the Indianapolis community. But he didn't want to stop there. He also wanted to use his passion for creating high-quality, community-themed gear to support The Village of Merici.
So, he founded The Indy Hat Project as an extension of The Cincy Hat Project, with a portion of every sale going directly to support The Village of Merici. Karras' goal was to create a brand that not only celebrated the Indianapolis 500 but also made a positive impact on the lives of those who are supported by The Village of Merici.
Through his hard work and dedication, Karras was able to create a line of gear that not only looks great but also makes a difference in the community. The Indy Hat Project has quickly become a popular brand among those who are passionate about supporting local businesses and making a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.
The Indy Hat Project is the result of Ted Karras' passion for creating high-quality, community-themed gear and his desire to support The Village of Merici. By celebrating the spirit of the Indianapolis 500 and making a positive impact on the community, The Indy Hat Project has become an important part of the Indianapolis community and a symbol of hope and support for adults with developmental disabilities.