Fewer than 300 appointments remain for the largest single-day blood drive in Indiana, the annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest on Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Lucas Oil Stadium. Blood Drive participants will receive a limited-edition Colts football featuring running back Frank Gore and can make an appointment to donate at www.colts.com/bleedblue or by calling 317-916-5034. The urgent need for O negative blood continues. Each year, the Bleed Blue Blood Drive ensures that hospitals can meet patient needs over the holidays. Individuals who are not able to donate are still encouraged to bring their families down to the stadium for a full day of free holiday activities, including movies on the big screens.
Additional event activities include the opportunity to tour the field and the Colts locker room, holiday movies on the big screens, chances to win prizes and appearances by Colts Cheerleaders, current and former players and Blue, the official mascot of the Colts.
This year's featured movies for the family-friendly holiday movie viewing are "The Grinch" and "A Christmas Story"! Families are invited to sit on the field to watch these holiday classics on the Stadium's large HD screens. "The Grinch" will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and "A Christmas Story" will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. All bags will be searched prior to entry of the stadium. No backpacks are permitted, but fans are encouraged to bring a blanket to use on the field during the movie.
The Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest is sponsored in part by Indiana University Health, Indiana State Department of Health, ATI Physical Therapy, and CBS4.
18th Annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest
Saturday, December 16
Blood Drive: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open Field Activities: 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Photos with Santa: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cheerleaders, Player/Alumni and Blue Autographs: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
"The Grinch" movie begins – 12 p.m.
"A Christmas Story" movie begins – 1:45 p.m.
Lucas Oil Stadium at 500 S. Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis
Free parking is available in the south lot
Appointments can be scheduled at www.colts.com/BleedBlue or by calling 317-916-5034
The Bleed Blue Blood Drive is held each December, which is a time when blood supplies can become low due to the busy holiday season. Blood supply at Indiana Blood Center supports more than 60 other hospitals around Indiana over the holidays and throughout the year.
*About Indiana Blood Center *
We believe blood is life. Founded in 1952, Indiana Blood Center is a non-profit organization and vital community resource dedicated to providing a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood components and biological services first to people of our own communities, then wherever needed. We do this only through the dedication of our 350 associates and the commitment of more than 90,000 Hoosiers blood donors. Blood: Your gift. Our mission. To join Indiana Blood Center's life-giving cause or for more information, visit www.indianablood.org.
About Indianapolis Colts
The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 11 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07. The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12-plus victories in seven consecutive seasons. The Colts won 115 regular season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team's 23 consecutive regular season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record. The club won Super Bowl XLI following a 12-4 record in the 2006 regular season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.
The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.