Indianapolis – For the 12th 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 public recognition.
One "Anthem Angel" is selected and notified prior to each regular season home game. Each "Angel" receives four VIP tickets, a feature story in the Colts gameday magazine (The Scout) and on Colts.com, as well as special recognition on the stadium big screen.
The first "Anthem Angel" of 2019 is Marcia Crandall of Indianapolis.
Marcia Crandall is a mother of 11 children and has been an integral part of her church for more than 50 years. Over the years, she taught her children the value of giving and the importance of spreading love and volunteerism throughout their community. In her spare time, she also instills these strong values to her students at her church where she teaches first through fifth grade.
In addition to teaching, she has been an Awana teacher, kid's choir director and a lead volunteer in numerous projects. Marcia also volunteers weekly at the Good News Mission, where she is able to help families experiencing homeless in the Indianapolis area. She loves being able to educate children, and her favorite part about volunteering is seeing the joy on kids' faces.
The Colts will accept nominations for future "Angels" at Colts.com/AnthemAngels through December 1. Nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from first responders to educators and social workers. Nominations also must include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their efforts that make him or her a hero.