INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, June 10, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Jim Caldwell will host the 5th Annual Colts Celebrity Showdown fundraiser. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for deserving Indiana students through the Carson Scholars Fund and offer interactive whiteboards to local community centers for the enhancement of childhood education.
The event, which will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center and features a "Back to School" theme, will include a cocktail reception, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, autograph session with Colts players and the Celebrity Showdown, a "Family Feud"-style gameshow featuring members of the Colts defense vs. offense. A limited number of tickets are still available for the event and can be purchased clicking here ( http://www.colts.com/sub.cfm?page=community_dynamic&id=307 ). Tickets are $150 each.
The Colts Celebrity Showdown was started in 2005 by former Head Coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren. To date, the Colts Celebrity Showdown has raised more than $600,000 to benefit the Indianapolis Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes and rewards students, grades 4-11, with college scholarships for academic and humanitarian achievements.
Inspiring the new philanthropic element of providing Promethean interactive whiteboards for local community centers, Coach Caldwell will continue the legacy by hosting the 2009 Celebrity Showdown. The event will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
O'Charley's Restaurants, Zink Distributing, Coca-Cola and National Wine & Spirits are proud to support the 2009 Colts Celebrity Showdown.
About Carson Scholars Fund
Founded by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy, the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes and rewards students, grades 4-11, with college scholarships for academic and humanitarian achievements. In 2005, the Indianapolis Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund endowed scholarships at two Indianapolis Public Schools. For more information, please visit www.carsonscholars.org.
Promethean entices today's tech-savvy students in the classroom by providing educational tools that bridge the gap between how this new generation of students lives and how they learn. Since 1977, Promethean's innovative, award-winning products are fully integrated in interactive learning technology, making lesson planning a breeze for teachers and learning a delight for students. For more information, please visit www.prometheanworld.com.