In conjunction with United Way of Central Indiana, the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Wesleyan University recently helped create a fitness room at the LeGore Boys and Girls Club, a United Way agency, as part of the NFL's PLAY 60 initiative.
In 2007, the NFL and its 32 teams set in motion a campaign, PLAY 60, to address the growing childhood obesity in the United States. This facility is just another way that the Colts have responded to that campaign with that goal in mind.
The 1,700 square-foot room, the Colts Fitness Zone, opened Tuesday and will provide a fun and safe environment for more than 150 children each day to PLAY 60.
Originally, the room was unusable because of the lack of an emergency exit, but now features new stairs, carpet, fitness equipment, mirrors, newly painted walls, and Colts memorabilia. Contributions from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University, NFL Charities, DEEM, Home Depot, Lanham & Sons Mechanical Contractors, the LeGore Advisory Board, Cook's Glass and Mirrors, D&E Construction Co., Fatheads, the Colts Pro Shop and Sherwin Williams made the renovation possible.
This project is part of the NFL's league-wide "Hometown Huddle" event and is just one of a multitude of ways the Colts have worked with United Way to improve the community.