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My Cause My Cleats
For the seventh consecutive season, the NFL and its 32 clubs will celebrate the My Cause My Cleats campaign, giving players the opportunity to wear customized cleats to provide awareness and support for the charitable organization of their choice. As part of the NFL's ongoing efforts, 60 Indianapolis Colts players – as well as the Irsay family, General Manager Chris Ballard, and Interim Head Coach Jeff Saturday – will wear customized cleats and shoes that highlight charitable organizations in Indiana and across the country during this season's My Cause My Cleats game.
Colts Community Mondays, supported in part by CBS4, is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in activities every Monday. The Indianapolis Colts are passionate about volunteerism and activate their players and staff each year to support numerous important causes, including health and wellness, family and youth empowerment, neighborhood and community improvement and NFL initiatives. Using their only day off from practice, Colts players take time to give back to various non-profit organizations across Indiana. From school and hospital visits to beautification projects, Colts players, cheerleaders, staff and team mascot Blue take the time to volunteer and share joy with those in need.
Breaking Barriers focuses on supporting organizations and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity with a focus on education, racial equality, workforce/economic mobility, community/police relations, poverty, and criminal justice reform.
Books For Youth
With the support of Cargo Services, Inc., the Colts and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) seek to provide a personal library of 25 books to every foster child in Indiana.
Bleed Blue Blood Drive
The largest single-day blood drive in Indiana, the Bleed Blue Blood Drive with Versiti Blood Center of Indiana is held each December at Lucas Oil Stadium and includes family-friendly activities.
Each season during the month of October, the Indianapolis Colts and Ashley Furniture Homestore partner with several organizations throughout Central Indiana to highlight cancer awareness.
Salute To Service
The Indianapolis Colts are proud to support the men and women who serve our country around the globe. As a part of the NFL's "Salute to Service" initiative, the Colts designate one of their home games to honor US service men and women through on-field recognition, fundraising efforts, and provide camouflage ribbons to all fans in attendance.
Community involvement has always been one of the Colts top priorities in Indianapolis. Many of our Colts players extend their community involvement outside of the organization through personal foundations or other charitable organizations.