Inaugural Tried & True Gala
honors Max and Jackie Gibson The inaugural Tried & True Gala, which honored Max and Jackie Gibson for their decades of support for Indiana State University, grossed over $115,000. A crowd of 330 turned out Aug. 6 at Hulman Center for the event, which included video tributes to the Gibsons from Gov. Eric Holcomb and basketball legend Larry Bird. “Max and Jackie, they made my life better,” Bird said. “They supported me from day one. I can’t thank them enough. By them getting this award, it makes me feel good because I went to Indiana State and they’ve done so much for Indiana State.” Said Gov. Holcomb: “Max and Jackie, thank you for your dedication to improving the lives of those around you and for your generous ... contributions throughout the years to Sycamore athletics. Your incredible community impact is of course felt here at ISU but also far beyond the Wabash Valley.”
Athletics Director Sherard Clinkscales; Greg Gibson, son of Max and Jackie Gibson; and President Dr. Deborah J. Curtis
ISU Athletics Director Sherard Clinkscales said numerous people made the event a success. “I am grateful for the strong turnout to honor Max and Jackie Gibson and to kick off the athletic season,” Clinkscales said. “I want to thank our title sponsor, First Financial, and all other sponsors and attendees for their support. Our athletics staff, along with our campus partners Sodexo and Hulman Center, put on a tremendous event.”
Gov. Eric Holcomb and basketball legend Larry Bird appeared in videos honoring Max and Jackie Gibson.