Indianapolis – For the 11th year, the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will celebrate "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes," Hoosier public and civil servants who have made community contributions beyond the call of duty, but may have received little or no public recognition.
One "Anthem Angel" will be selected and notified prior to each Colts regular season home game. Each "Angel" receives four VIP tickets, a feature story and photo in the Colts gameday magazine (The Scout) and on Colts.com, and special on-field recognition at a home game.
The second "Anthem Angel" of 2018 is Bob Goodrum of Greenwood.
Bob has devoted his life to serving others by mentoring youth, and enhancing missions and shelters throughout central Indiana.
Bob helped launch the Chrysalis Academy, a home for young men who are aging out of foster care. He also worked for the Starfish Initiative where he was able to expand the 21st Century Scholars program, which helps youth from economically-challenged households reach their collegiate goals, from 24 kids to more than 300.
What's more, Goodrum worked for Lighthouse Mission as well as Good News Mission, providing shelter to those in need in the Indianapolis area. Goodrum currently serves as the executive director of the WellSpring Center, the only homeless shelter for families in Morgan County. Through this role he provides shelter and support services for 23 families in need.
The Colts will accept online nominations for future "Angels" at Colts.com/AnthemAngels now through December 10. Nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from first responders to educators and social workers. Nominations must include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their story about the actions that have made him or her a hero.