INDIANAPOLIS - In conjunction with their weekly Community Tuesday program, the Colts kicked off the team's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, sponsored by McDonald's, on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 with a free football camp for over 200 local youth.
Kids, ages 5-15, were invited to the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, where they participated in six football drill stations. Groups from several community organizations including Concord Neighborhood Center, Hawthorne Community Center, Keenan-Stahl Boys & Girls Club and LeGore Boys & Girls Club all came out to show off their football skills.
Five Colts players including S Matthias Farley, TE Mike Miller, CB Christopher Milton, WR Tevaun Smith and CB Frankie Williams talked with the children about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and incorporating 60 minutes of physical activity into their daily schedules. The kids were then coached through drill stations with the help of the players and Colts Cheerleaders. 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 water bottle and healthy snack, courtesy of McDonald's.
Around the league, NFL teams are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15 - October 15. As a part of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation initiative, the team presented the sixth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award to local community leader Miriam Acevedo Davis before the game.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
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 school and hospital visits to youth football camps and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. Colts Community Tuesdays are supported in part by CBS4.