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2022 Indy 500 Champion Marcus Ericsson to auction custom Riley helmet worn at 2024 race

Marcus Ericsson photo and helmet artwork
Marcus Ericsson photo and helmet artwork

Andretti INDYCAR driver and 2022 Indianapolis 500 champion, Marcus Ericsson, will shed light on Riley Children’s Health Pediatric Mental Health Programs in a spectacular way this May.

In a heartfelt collaboration with Riley Children’s Foundation, Marcus will race this year’s Indianapolis 500 on May 26 wearing a helmet adorned with art designed by young artists who have been patients at Riley Children’s Health.

“This project is very close to my heart,” said Marcus Ericsson. “Working with the kids at Riley and seeing their incredible art come to life on my helmet is truly inspiring. It’s about more than just racing; it’s a way to help these kids be kids, even during difficult times, and to support a cause that affects so many. Indianapolis is my home, and I want to support the next generation as much as I can.”

This initiative marks the second year Ericsson has partnered with Riley to create a custom helmet in May to highlight and raise critical funds for Riley’s Pediatric Mental Health Programs, which provide essential behavioral health resources to Hoosier children and teens.

“Approximately half of Indiana children with major depression do not receive treatment, and half of adults with chronic mental health conditions first had symptoms before the age of 14,” said Leslie Hulvershorn, M.D., Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Riley Children’s Health and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine. “We are grateful to partners like Marcus who help us not only raise awareness of this crisis, but also raise funds to help deliver effective, evidence-based therapies to children and teens.”

Fans and supporters will have the opportunity to join Marcus and Riley in their mission to provide mental health resources by bidding on this once-in-life opportunity to own an incredible piece of motorsports memorabilia. One lucky winner will call the helmet theirs following the race. All proceeds from the winning bid will go to Riley.

You can bid on Marcus Ericsson’s custom helmet worn at the Indy 500 at The auction is open May 19-31.