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 second "Anthem Angel" of 2019 is Jessica Cartrell of Mays, Ind.:
Jessica is a hospice specialist who provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for patients and families. Jessica spends her days educating families, healthcare providers, and patients about the benefits of hospice. She takes pride in helping people understand how they can assist others during emotional times.
What's more, Jessica volunteers with The Stitchin' Sisters, a group of women who create lap blankets for veterans that include their branch of service. As a daughter of a Navy veteran and wife to a Marine/Army veteran, Jessica loves working with The Stitchin' Sisters because they go above and beyond to serve the men and women who serve our country.
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.