INDIANAPOLIS –There's something appealing about tight ends and the Colts' women fan base.
Last year, there was Dwayne Allen bringing many smiles to those in attendance at the Blue Evening event for the Blue Ladies.
Next Saturday, it will be Coby Fleener's turn to serve as a special guest to the Blue Ladies.
"The ladies in the room (on Saturday the 12th) are probably a huge reason why the Colts fan base is so special," Fleener says.
"I think there's a misconception that the NFL fan base is a bunch of beer-drinking men on a couch somewhere with their shirt halfway up their belly. In reality, it stretches across all sorts of genders, race."
The Blue Evening event will take place at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center and run from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 12th.
For Fleener, the Blue Evening event hits close to home.
Proceeds from it will benefit The A21 Campaign, which is an organization that exists to abolish injustice in the 21st* century through a comprehensive system of preventative measures, victim protection, prosecution of violators and strategic partnerships.
*Earlier this offseason, Fleener went to an NFL Christian retreat where Christine Caine, the co-founder of A-21, spoke to those in attendance.
It was there Fleener learned that A-21 is an organization that helps with human trafficking.
Caine mentioned that one of the major focuses of A-21 is to spread awareness because many people don't realize that right now there are more slaves in the world than ever before.
Upon finding these girls, A-21 does a variety of things to care for them.
From bringing them into shelters, to providing medical care and showing them how to domesticate themselves, the eventual goal of A-21 leads to schooling and jobs and trying to help the girls be able to have a healthy and stable lifestyle.
Caine's message had a resounding impact on Fleener and he is pleased to partner with an event that is benefiting such a great cause.
When Fleener walks into the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center a week from Saturday, it will be like his younger days with a room full of women.
"I'm pretty excited," the Colts third-year tight end says.
"I grew up around women. My parents were divorced and my mom and sister were the primary people growing up. It's an honor to be asked so I'm thankful to be there."
Along with a Q&A session with Fleener, the women will receive hors d'oeuvres from Jonathan Byrd's Catering and complimentary beer and wine.
Tours of the team's locker room and indoor practice facility will take place and the Blue Ladies members will have the chance to enjoy Colts themed manicures and massages from Tyler Mason Salon & Spa.
There will also be a raffle at the Blue Evening Event with over 25 items. Some of the highlights include autographs from Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne, gift cards to St. Elmo Steak House and game packages to the Tennessee game (9/28) and an away trip to the Pittsburgh game (10/26).
The Blue Ladies women's club hosted a Blue Evening event at the Colts Pavilion Saturday night. The event featured special guest Dwayne Allen and all the proceeds went to benefit the Dream Alive organization.
*Ladies who are not members of the Blue Ladies, but who are interested in attending the Blue Evening can register to become a member of the fan club at www.colts.com/blueladies prior to July 12 in order to be eligible to attend. Membership for the Blue Ladies is $75 for the first year and includes access to a variety of exclusive events, apparel and much more.
All current Blue Ladies members must RSVP in order to attend the event. To RSVP for the Blue Evening, members can log on to their Colts Members account at www.coltsmembers.com.
The Blue Ladies fan club was designed with the female fan in mind and offers a unique experience you can't find anywhere else. Blue Ladies members will receive a personalized membership kit, monthly newsletters, invitations to attend private member-only events, volunteer opportunities and much more! Join the Blue Ladies today and meet new friends of all ages that share a common bond through their passion and enthusiasm for their favorite NFL team, the Indianapolis Colts! To learn more about the Blue Ladies or to join today, visit www.colts.com/blueladies.*