Celebrity Bald Eagle “Challenger” Soars during Indianapolis 500’s 100th Anniversary Running: Watch Flight Video Now

June 2, 2016 - running watch

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Millions of competition fans from around a universe got a really brief glance of
a luminary bald eagle “Challenger” as he soared over a initial turn
during Indianapolis Motor Speedway during a singing of God Bless America
(Indianapolis Children’s Choir) before a start of a 100th
Indianapolis 500.

The propitious fans seated nearby spin one got to suffer a whole eagle
flight, though as for a rest of a sell-out throng sitting and standing
around a 2.5 mile track, as good as a millions examination a competition on
ABC, they usually got a ten-second glance of this stately drifting symbol
of America.

The non-profit American Eagle Foundation (AEF) has now expelled a
full-length video of a flight, permitting millions of fans worldwide to
suffer this royal eagle’s finish pre-race performance. Challenger is
even wearing a lightweight action-cam on his back, providing a true
eagles-eye perspective of a Speedway. The video is accessible here (https://youtu.be/QlRsRLpcno0).

Challenger is a 27-year-old non-releasable bald eagle cared for by
the non-profit American Eagle Foundation in Tennessee (WWW.EAGLES.ORG).
He was blown from a furious Louisiana nest as a baby in a charge and was
incidentally human-imprinted by a people who discovered and hand-fed him.
Thereafter, Challenger could no longer tarry in a furious on his own.

Challenger is now a free-flying educational ambassador for his species
in a wild. He travels around a nation educating a open about
a significance of bald eagle charge and U.S. patriotism.

Over a past 20 years, Challenger has achieved free-flight
demonstrations during some-more than 400 events seashore to coast, including NFL
Pro-Bowls, AFC Championships, Fiesta Bowls, MLB World Series games, NCAA
Men’s and Women’s Final Four games, a Daytona 500, BCS National
Championships, National Soccer Championships, and large other
veteran and collegiate sporting events, as good as various
corporate and gift functions.


The American Eagle Foundation (AEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable
classification whose goal is to caring for, restore, and strengthen a Bald
Eagle and other birds of prey. For 31 years, a AEF has been carrying
out a goal by Education, Repopulation, Conservation,
Rehabilitation. This open gift is headquartered during a Dollywood
thesis park in Pigeon Forge, TN (who is a AEF’s primary sponsor). Learn
some-more during www.eagles.org.

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