INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Neal Gore, a Lawrence, Ind. resident, as a 2015 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Gore will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, October 18, 2015, for his outstanding contributions to the community.
In his role as the Harrison Hill Elementary School Community Liaison, Gore has made a lasting impact on the school's campus. Gore's efforts have led to the school being awarded a $436,710 United Way Student Success Grant. The Grant has been instrumental in starting the "Harmony Program," which focuses on academic excellence, student empowerment, and family support. Funding is being used to train and hire teachers, purchase supplies and equipment, and to provide camps, lessons, extended learning and enrichment opportunities at no cost to families in the community.
Neal explains that the goal of the Harmony Program is to make the school a community center where students and their families can gather in an educational and creative environment. Since the launch of the program, test scores have improved, school suspensions have dropped, and many families have been provided resources to which they didn't previous have access.
"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 Gore'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.