Indianapolis – For the 11th 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 Colts regular season home game. Each "Angel" receives four VIP tickets, a feature story and photo in the Colts gameday magazine (The Scout) and on Colts.com, and special on-field recognition at a home game.
The fourth "Anthem Angel" of 2018 is Douglas Brown of Shelbyville, Ind.
Brown is a proud veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan as an Army Reserve sergeant. Following his retirement, he wanted to continue serving his community and build a better place for future generations.
He spends his time volunteering with the Boys and Girls Club of Shelbyville and coaches many youth sports leagues. Through Brown's leadership and commitment he has become a positive role model for young people, including his son and nephews. The selflessness he displays in his community is a continuation of what he displayed for his country.
The Colts will accept online nominations for future "Angels" at Colts.com/AnthemAngels through December 10. Nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from first responders to educators and social workers. Nominations must include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their story about the actions that have made him or her a hero.