INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Bill Kord, an Indianapolis, Ind. resident, as a 2015 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Kord will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, November 8, 2015, for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Kord has served as a Volunteer Ambassador at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center every Tuesday for the past two years. Bill works directly with veterans in the Hematology/Oncology Department, where he performs tasks including cleaning exam rooms, delivering labs, escorting patients and more. Kord, who is a Vietnam veteran himself, is able to connect with patients on a personal level to ensure that their stay is comfortable. Kord served as the first volunteer of the Ambassador Program, and is now responsible for training each new member of the team. The Volunteer Ambassador program today has grown to include five members as well as assistance from local high school students.
Jacqueline Brumley, who heads the Volunteer Ambassador Program, describes Bill as "a phenomenal worker who goes above and beyond on a daily basis." Brumley includes that Kord has become an integral part of the Volunteer Ambassador family, and has been instrumental in serving both the medical staff and patients' needs.
"Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" was established by the Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosier "First Respondents" who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others in human-service related professions.
In honor of Kord's heroism, he will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with his photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as on-field recognition at the game.
Nominations are currently being accepted for upcoming 2015 home games. For more information about Anthem Angels, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, please visit: www.colts.com/anthemangels.