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This sponsored post is part of my ongoing project #ExperienceBuick. Throughout 2015, I will be experiencing Buick through a series of events and initiatives that reinforce what this American car manufacturer brand is all about. My trip to Indianapolis including all activities was paid for, but as ALWAYS, all opinions are my own.
According to the NCAA: All roads lead to Indy. After my experience, on this point, I have to agree!
I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Indianapolis. The previous two days before I departed for the NCAA basketball semi-finals and championships were filled with stories and questions about boycotting Indiana due to the passage of their religious freedom law – one that allowed businesses to basically discriminate against the LGBT community.
Coming from San Francisco that was hardly something I could support so I was uncertain what my trip was going to be like. And while the law has already been modified and there will be a fight to get it reversed/removed, I can tell you that the people of Indianapolis are welcoming, kind, amazing.
Throughout the four days, I was there, wherever we went there were signs and buttons and personal demonstrations that attest to the fact that the people of the city welcome all.
As I mentioned previously, Buick, who is under the GM umbrella fully supports all families and provides full health benefits for same-sex couples. As I learn more and more about the company, this definitely comes as no surprise.
Buick has been a proud sponsor of the NCAA program for the last five years and gathers around events like the basketball tournament to teach people about the value of the Buick as a brand and introduce them to their line of vehicles. As Buick is a luxury brand, their focus is connecting with the large alumni demographic, which is the largest slice of tournament attendees.
Having gone to the semi-finals and finals I can attest to the strength of the alumni community – boy do they love their alma maters! And they teach their next generations to do the same!
Photo credit: Rick Wood, JS Online
The games were electrifying to watch and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time! I like a good game and didn’t necessarily have a horse in the fight so I found myself rooting constantly on good plays, no matter who completed them!
I can’t thank Buick enough for the experience of attending these games. I don’t necessarily have a bucket list of things I want to do in my life, but this goes down as another amazing experience. I have been blessed to attend the Grammy’s rehearsals, watch the Oscars red carpet, and interview celebrities. I have attended a World Series game, seen an NBA tournament game, a football playoff game, and now this.
My t-shirt says: I work because I really like blogging!
Besides the incredible games, we had the opportunity to visit a locker room, the media room, and play on the court – we even got to touch the championship trophy!
An essential part of the success of this weekend was the people. Buick has brought together an AMAZING group of bloggers and I can tell you that some deep friendships has begun to form. And the Buick team is fantastic, everyone I meet is awesome!
When it comes down to it, life is a collection of moments, of experiences and I have begun to understand why and how Buick wants to make car driving an experience as well. We spend so much time in our cars they begin to feel a part of us, and I can tell with the amount of time people spend in their cars in California, you want it to be an experience!
I was driven around throughout the weekend in various Buick models, but I have yet to drive one myself. I will be taking out at least two models during 2015 and will be sharing my thoughts on my own experiences with Buick.
More in the highlight reel:
Thank you to all the restaurants that served us incredible meals!
Everyone sees life in a different shade, so here are posts from fellow Buick Bloggers, check out what they have to say:
It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I loved reading about it and seeing all your pictures!
Monday 20th of April 2015
It looks like you had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing your journey with us
Sunday 19th of April 2015
What an awesome experience! My hubby would have loved to see some of these games. I worked with Buick a few years ago and it was such a fun time. They are the best!
Saturday 18th of April 2015
I have never been to Indy and did not realize there was so much to do. You guys looked like you were having such a great time! I hope to visit soon.
Saturday 18th of April 2015
That sounds like such a fun time! I best it would be a blast to have an experience like this.
Thanks for stopping by! My name is Andi Fisher and I am pleased to meet you! I am a blogger, storyteller, influencer, brand ambassador, and marketer. Oh and a Francophile which means I love all things French! I write about Travel, Food, and France including having a French lifestyle. I love the outdoors too. I currently live in the Raleigh-Durham area but travel to France 1-2 times a year.