INDIANAPOLIS – For the tenth year, the Indianapolis Colts have joined Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to pay tribute to Hoosiers who may have received little or no recognition for the strides they have made to help others. The 2017 "Anthem Angels…Honoring Everyday Heroes" program will recognize its first "angel" of the year during the Colts first regular season home game on Sunday, September 17, at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Now through December 22, the Indianapolis Colts will accept nominations to honor civil servants who have made an outstanding contribution above the call of duty as "Anthem Angels," presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. An online nomination form is available at**www.colts.com/anthemangels**.
One "Anthem Angel" will be selected prior to each 2017 Colts regular season home game. Each "Anthem Angel" will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the game, a feature story with his or her photo in the Colts gameday magazine (the Scout) and on www.colts.com, as well as on-field recognition at the game.
"Anthem is proud to partner with the Colts organization to honor Indiana's everyday heroes who are making a positive impact in our community. We're fortunate to have 'Anthem Angels' to strengthen our communities throughout the state with their outstanding contributions," stated Indiana President and General Manager, Rob Hillman, of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
To be eligible for consideration, nominees should be employed in human service-related professions, from police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians to educators and social workers. Nominations must also include a brief essay about the nominee, sharing their story about the actions that have made him/her a hero.
"Civil and public servants are the backbone of Indiana. Our continued partnership with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the 'Anthem Angels' program gives our fans the opportunity to nominate these individuals who go above and beyond to selflessly serve in their community," said Indianapolis Colts Vice Chairman/Owner Kalen Jackson.
Once nominations are received and reviewed by the Indianapolis Colts, one winning nominee will be* *notified no later than the Wednesday prior to each home game.
About Indianapolis Colts
The franchise has won four World Championships. Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 11 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07. The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12-plus victories in seven consecutive seasons. The Colts won 115 regular season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team's 23 consecutive regular season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record. The club won Super Bowl XLI following a 12-4 record in the 2006 regular season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.
The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.
About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AskAnthem, www.twitter.com/AnthemPRIN and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AskAnthem.