Anthem Angel Honored

Navy Reservist Honored as Anthem Angel This Past Sunday


INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce a resident of Salem, Ind. as a 2010 honoree of the Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Timothy M. Cheatham was recognized at the Colts home game on Sunday, November 28, for his outstanding contribution to the community.

Timothy Cheatham, nominated by his wife Rita Cheatham, has dedicated the past 17 years to serving his country and his community. As a member of the Navy Reserves, Timothy has been mobilized and deployed to the Middle East three times. Between his tours of service abroad, Timothy has worked at Salem Auto Parts for 23 years and has recently enrolled at ATA College to pursue a Limited Medical Radiography degree. Outside of his studies and service to the military, Timothy contributes to his community by donating blood to the American Red Cross on a regular basis. Timothy also joined the National Department of Defense Bone Marrow Donor Registry and on June 1, 2010, donated blood stem cells to save the life of a Leukemia patient.

In honor of Timothy's exemplary service, 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, as well as recognition on-field recognition at the game.

"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 have made exceptional strides to help others in their community.

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Nominations are still being accepted for upcoming 2010 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit

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