INDIANAPOLIS- In conjunction with their weekly Community Tuesday program, the Colts kicked off the team's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 with a free football camp for nearly 200 local youth.
Kids, ages 7-17, were invited to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center for two hours, where they participated in six football drill stations. Groups from the Concord Neighborhood Center, El Lirio de Los Valles Church, IPS #79 Carl Wilde Elementary School, La Plaza, Inc., and Hawthorne Community Center all came out to show off their football skills.
Seven Colts players including QB Chandler Harnish, C/G Khaled Holmes, RB Kerwynn Williams, LB Josh McNary, TE Justice Cunningham, OLB Daniel Adongo, and WR Da'Rick Rogers talked with the children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and incorporating 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily schedules. After a Q & A opportunity, the players helped coach the kids through the drill stations. The camp was part of the Colts commitment to the PLAY 60 initiative, a health and fitness platform that was launched by the NFL in 2007 to encourage youth to be active at least 60 minutes each day.
Blue stopped by for a special visit with the youth. Each participant also received a t-shirt and goodie bag, compliments of the Colts.
Around the league, NFL teams are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15-October 15. The celebration will continue at this Sunday's Colts game against the Miami Dolphins. As a part of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation initiative, the team will present the third annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to local community leader Juan Gonzalez before the game.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
The Colts are proud to team up with WTHR Channel 13 for our 2013 "Community Tuesday" events. During the regular NFL season, Tuesday is the only day off players receive. As a result, the Colts utilize every Tuesday to engage their players in various charitable events and programs throughout Central Indiana. From schools and hospital visits to blood drives and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. Follow the Colts throughout the community @coltscommunity on Twitter and Colts in the Community on Facebook. For more information on all of the Colts outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community.
About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Since 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has inspired, identified, prepared and positioned Latino leaders. There call to action is to "help a Latino help a hundred more." Please visit www.HispanicHeritage.org for more information.