It is that time of year again, coming to a city near this summer: The Indianapolis Colts. The 2010 Fan Fest and Make It Personal Summer Tours blanket Indiana (and neighboring Kentucky and Illinois) with 22 total tour stops from June 1 through July 21.
The Make It Personal tour includes meet and greets with Colts players or alumni players and cheerleaders. Fans may also participate in the "Colts Blood Drive" by donating at the Indiana Blood Center mobile units, register their kids for the Colts Kids Club and Crib Club, register-to-win Colts pre-season tickets, test their abilities on a rock climbing wall, attempt to catch an NFL punt from a Jugs machine, pick-up free Colts giveaways, play on the Colts interactive inflatables and experience Colts In Motion, the teams traveling museum.
Colts In Motion is the club's 42-foot trailer equipped with interactive videos, a quarterback challenge football toss, Lucas Oil Stadium features and a behind-the-scenes look at the entire Indianapolis Colts organization.
Fan Fests include everything a Make It Personal stop includes in addition to a live band.
"We provide hundreds of free events for our fans every year. Colts Fan Fests and the Make It Personal Tour is our way of giving back to our fans and to thank them for their continued support. We want our fans all across the state to be able to touch the Colts franchise in their own backyards," said Tom Zupancic, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Indianapolis Colts.
First up: Richmond, IN. The Make It Personal Tour will kick off the summer at the Richmond Meijer on Tuesday, June 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Wednesday, June 2 the Tour will travel to Elkhart and then wrap up the week with a stop in Angola on Thursday, June 3.
The Colts would like to encourage all fans to arrive early to begin forming lines for the autograph session. Colts players' names will not be announced prior to their arrival in each city. All Summer Tour stops will take place rain or shine.
Colts Fan Fests and Make It Personal Tour stops are sponsored by Meijer, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance, Bluegreen and Harrison College.
For a complete and up-to-date listings of all the Tour stops please visit www.Colts.com/events.
So gear up Colts fans because this season is your season!
You can also follow the Tour this summer by reading my blog on mycolts.net or following me on Twitter: MIPInternCJ.