Hey Colts fans! My name is Sally, and this is my fourth season as an Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader!
I was raised in the small town of Bloomfield, Indiana. I grew up in the country on a cattle farm with my family. I left Bloomfield after high school to attend Purdue University and received my degree in 2011. I have been cheering for the Colts for four years, but outside of that I work as a dance and gymnastics instructor. I absolutely love my job! It is so much fun to teach what I love and to spend my day with kids. There is never a dull moment!
Work and cheerleading keep me pretty busy! Last week we were gearing up for our calendar release party. We had routines to practice that we performed at the party, as well as routines to practice for our upcoming season! At practice the night before the calendar release party, we finally had the opportunity to see it for the first time. I already feel so blessed to be a part of it all, but seeing my teammates' reactions to the calendar really put it into perspective. As we saw one photo at a time, everyone's enthusiasm just grew more and more. I am so honored to be a part of a group of women who support one another so much.
Even after being with the Colts this long, I still feel so blessed to be a part of this team. I have so many memories that will truly last a lifetime. None of those memories would be possible without the amazing support of my family and friends. They have all supported me in pursuing this dream, and I would not be here without them.
How was the Calendar Release Party on Friday?
The calendar release party was a lot of fun this year! Not only did we release the calendar, but we also revealed our brand new uniforms! Attendees were able to take tours of the Colt's memorabilia room, locker room and weight room. We showed some sneak peak footage of our uniforms that led up to finally unveiling them while performing a few dance routines. We also showed some clips from our trip to Puerto Vallarta, where the calendar was shot. The fans really got an inside perspective on Colts Cheerleading as well as autographs for their new calendars! It was a lot of fun meeting the fans, spending time with our families and performing as a team!
What's different about the new uniforms compared to the older ones? What's your favorite piece and why?
The new uniforms are similar to our old ones in terms of style, but with an upgrade! Overall, the uniforms are just much more polished than the previous uniforms. We have added more of our favorite color- BLUE! There are lots of blue rhinestones, blue fringe, and of course, the horseshoe. My new favorite piece is our belt. The entire belt is covered in beautiful blue rhinestones, with a blue rhinestone horseshoe belt buckle.
What was the most intimidating part for you with the calendar shoot this year in Mexico?
When I left to go to Mexico, the cheerleaders took a bus from the Colts Complex to the airport at 2 am. I didn't go to sleep that night in hopes of sleeping on the bus and during my flight. Unfortunately, that did not happen! We got to the resort early in the evening, and I unexpectedly had to shoot my photos a few hours later. It was intimidating trying to put my best foot forward after being awake for 2 days straight! A little caffeine and the adrenaline rush got me through!
What has been your favorite appearance that you have been on?
My favorite appearance is actually from my rookie year! When we hosted Super Bowl XLVI, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon came to Indianapolis. I was one of the very lucky few to perform live on the show following the game! It was so exciting getting to do what I love in a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Words to live by/Favorite Quote:
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader: Sally