INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Cicero, Ind. as a 2012 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Jeff Wells was recognized at the Colts home game this past Sunday, November 25, 2012, for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Jeff served four years of active-duty as an Army Captain with the 91st Combat Engineer Battalion, where he personally saw the toll military life can take on an individual. As he transitioned back into the business world after active-duty, he began the journey of creating “WISH for OUR HEROES.” “WISH for OUR HEROES” is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting the men and women of the U.S. active-duty military, through the granting of wishes. In just three years, the organization has raised more than one million dollars and has granted over 1,100 wishes to American troops serving around the globe.
Jeff has been known to work normal business hours for his for-profit businesses in logistics/sourcing and property management, drive across town, or state lines, for a meeting that benefits “WISH for OUR HEROES,” and continue working late into the evening performing administrative work for the charity. Like many men and women who have served our country, Jeff does not see himself as a hero; however, Jeff exemplifies all aspects of an American Hero. He truly loves our military and our country, and will continue to selflessly go to great lengths to serve the men and women who serve us.
“Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes” was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier “First Respondents” who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
In honor of Jeff’s heroism, he received four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on-field recognition at the game.
Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2012 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.