INDIANAPOLIS- In conjunction with their weekly Community Tuesday program, the Colts kicked off the team's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 with a free football camp for over 200 local youth.
Kids, ages 7-17, were invited to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center where they participated in six football drill stations. Groups from several community organizations including the El Lirio De Los Valles Church, Concord Neighborhood Center, Belzer Middle School, Indianapolis Boys and Girls Club - LeGore Unit, Mayor Greg Ballard's Latino Affairs Department, Morales Group, Telemundo Indy and Iglesia Centro Cristiano Adonai all came out to show off their football skills.
Colts players DE Cory Redding, OLB Daniel Adongo, CB Darius Butler and S Dewey McDonald 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.
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 takes place September 15-October 15. The celebration will continue on Sunday, September 28th at the Colts home game against the Tennessee Titans. As a part of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation initiative, the team will present the fourth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to local community leader Maria Quintana before the game.
The Colts joined the NFL to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hosting a free youth football camp.