Salute to Service

The Indianapolis Colts are joining National Football League (NFL)’s "Salute to Service" initiative, encouraging fans to join us in recognizing and honoring the notable military service to our country by our nation’s greatest men and women during the month of November. This initiative is related to National Military Family Appreciation month, when the families of service men and women are recognized for their sacrifices and support is offered to our troops.

Below is additional information regarding ways the Colts are celebrating Military Appreciation in November.

To learn more about the NFL’s national "Salute to Service" efforts, visit


Holiday Mail for Heroes

Fans can also sign cards at ATI Physical Therapy offices. Click here for a list of locations.

The Indianapolis Colts have partnered with the American Red Cross to host its "Holiday Mail for Heroes," presented by ATI Physical Therapy, program. Colts fans will have two opportunities to sign holiday cards that will be sent to U.S. military personnel around the world. Card stations will be available at:

  • Colts "Salute to Service" game – Sunday, November 16, 2014
    • Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
    • Locations
      • Outside in Touchdown Town: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
      • Inside Lucas Oil Stadium from 6:30 p.m. until the end of halftime (while supplies last), in the Main Concourse outside the following sections:
        • Section 110
        • Section 117
        • Section 132
        • Lucas Oil Plaza


Sunday, November 16, 2014
Lucas Oil Stadium

The Indianapolis Colts are dedicating their November 16 game at Lucas Oil Stadium to Military Appreciation. At this game we will have a variety of military-focused elements including:

  • "Salute to Service" Gameday Program Cover
  • WISH for OUR Heroes Gameday Collection, all proceeds will go toward assisting local Hoosier military families
  • Full-field flag held by 150 military personnel representing each military branch
  • Camouflage ribbon passout, presented by WISH-TV
  • "Holiday Mail for our Heroes" stations, presented by ATI Physical Therapy with support from American Red Cross
  • 12th Man Fans, honored by Wilson Kehoe Winningham: 100 family members of fallen military heroes
  • Halftime will include an ceremony for the 9th Recruit Class of the Indianapolis Police Department, followed by a Horseshoe Pipes and Drums Military Salute Performance
  • Indianapolis Colts Foundation 5050 Raffle, a percentage of the day's proceeds will benefit local military organizations

In addition to the gameday elements, for every point scored in a “Salute to Service” game, the NFL will make a $100 donation to each of its core military appreciation partners - USO, Wounded Warriors Project and the Pat Tillman Foundation!

Horseshoe Dreams Ticket Donation Program

In honor of the "Salute to Service" game on November 16, Indianapolis Colts Season Ticket Holders may donate their tickets to the "Horseshoe Dreams" community program to allow a non-profit United Way agency, such as HVAF (Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation), an opportunity to attend the Sunday game. All ticket donations are tax-deductible. For more information, visit


Bid on Gameworn Camo Apparel

Through NFL Auctions fans are being given the opportunity to bid on some of the camouflage apparel worn by players during the month of November! Stay tuned to to bid on items from some of your favorite players!

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