INDIANAPOLIS – In true team and holiday spirit, Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks united to host a special holiday shopping event on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the East Washington Street Meijer store for more than 50 middle school and high school children from Shepherd Community Center (Indianapolis, Ind.). The “Colts QB Holiday Shopping” event echoed a simple, yet significant declaration: “Passing Along the Joy” – the mission inspired by Colts QB
To kick off the event, the children were greeted with their own private pizza party, compliments of Papa John’s Pizza. After a warm welcome, Stanton introduced the children to Colts QB Coach Clyde Christensen. Christensen spent a few moments sharing the true meaning of Christmas, encouraging the youth to look beyond current challenges with faith, humility and the determination to live right.
Stanton then announced the line-up of players who would assist the children in checking off items on their wish lists: QBs
After taking group photos to memorialize the unique occasion, the children flooded the aisles with speed. Popular selections included: clothing, cameras, movies, jewelry and even plants. At the end of the evening, smiles gleamed with satisfaction and resolve that this holiday season would be merry after all.
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