ANTHEM ANGELS

Nominate a local hero in your community to be recognized at a Colts home game this season through the “Anthem Angels” program.

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INDIANAPOLIS- For the third year, the Indianapolis Colts have joined Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosiers who may be deserving of recognition for the strides they have made to help others. Through the 2010 "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" program, the Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will honor one "Anthem Angel" at each regular season Colts home game, beginning September 19 when the Colts take on the Giants in their home opener.

Now through December 11, the Indianapolis Colts will accept nominations for "Anthem Angels." Individuals interesting in nominating a local hero who has gone above and beyond the call of duty can log onto www.colts.com/anthemangels to download a nomination form.

One "Anthem Angel" will be selected prior to each 2010 Colts regular season home game. Each "Anthem Angel" will receive tickets to the game, a feature story with his or her photo on www.colts.com, a feature story in the Colts game-day magazine (the Scout) and on-field recognition at the game.

"Anthem is proud to partner with the Colts organization to honor Indiana's everyday heroes who are making a positive impact in our community. We're fortunate to have 'Anthem Angels' to strengthen our communities throughout the state with their outstanding contributions," stated Rob Hillman, Indiana President and CEO of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

"Hoosier heroes are all around us. The partnership we have with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Anthem Angels program is an excellent way for fans to recognize someone in their own community," said Tom Zupancic, Indianapolis Colts Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Please help us find those truly special people through the 'Anthem Angels' program."

To be eligible for consideration, nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians to educators and social workers.  Nominations must also include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their story about the actions that have made him/her a hero.

Once nominations are received and reviewed by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, one winning nominee will be notified no later than the Wednesday prior to each home game.

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