INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts are proud to announce Allison Watters, a Nashville, Ind. resident, as a 2015 honoree of the Colts Anthem Angels program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Watters will be recognized at the Colts home game this Sunday, October 25, 2015, for her outstanding contributions to the community.
Watters has played a special role in one of the most memorable nights of high school for young women in her community. Every spring she holds the Brown County Glass Slipper Event to provide prom dresses and accessories to students at no cost. Allison started the event in 2007 with 3 volunteers and 140 dresses, and was able to provide 25 girls from Brown County with prom attire. The event has grown to include 150 volunteers and 2,400 dresses in 2014, providing 300 girls from all over the State of Indiana a dress for prom night.
Allison brings in volunteer stylists to instruct the girls on how to do their hair and makeup, which can be recorded for a personalized step-by-step tutorial. In addition, volunteer seamstresses are present to recommend alterations to each dress as needed. Through Allison's continued efforts and donations from the community, the event has expanded to offer shoes, jewelry, and purses to young women for prom night.
"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 Watters' heroism, she will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the Colts game, a feature story with her 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.