Lucas Oil Stadium was crawling with creatures on Monday night.
“I saw a Colts transformer. We’ve seen lots of zoo animals, superheroes, I’ve seen a few Incredibles. I think we’ve got enough to make our own movie set of Incredibles,” said Colts Events Manager Chelsea Durham. “Everyone always has unique costumes that we love seeing, especially those that try to take something with a Colts theme and make it into a costume.”
It was the Colts Kids Club Halloween party – a chance for families to come out together and for kids to trick-or-treat at the home of the Colts.
“I don’t think very many people get the opportunity to say they trick-or-treated at Lucas Oil Stadium,” Durham said. “This is one of our only exclusive Kids Club member events. From the time they sign up to the time they graduate out, this one night of the year is a really special event that’s just for them.”
It’s an annual tradition for Colts safety Clayton Geathers and his family, who showed up this year as a herd of cows.
“It’s fun. Baby Girl gets to come out. I enjoy everybody who comes out in their Halloween costume,” Geathers said. “It’s really fun to see the creative minds. Last year, I saw a kid who was Crew Carwash and he was saying, ‘Neutral, please.’ I thought that was pretty funny.”
It’s also become a family affair for cornerback Pierre Desir. He came as Ironman and his son was Captain America.
“It’s definitely different from game day,” Desir said. “Just to be able to get on the field with my son and take him to the locker room is one of those experiences I’ll never forget. And hopefully, he remembers as well.”
For the Colts players, Halloween falling on the bye week is a bonus. Linebacker Najee Goode took advantage of the opportunity to bring his girls out trick-or-treating.
“For one, they are the most beautiful Wonder Woman and Super Girl you’ve ever seen,” Goode said. “And to come out and enjoy the time with the family, just enjoy the time we have off - it’s nice because we never really get a chance to do this.”
And it was fun for him to experience Lucas Oil Stadium in a different way.
“Usually, you’ve got bodies flying at you. Now, you’ve got babies flying at you.”
Geathers and Desir signed autographs and so did the Colts Cheerleaders, who also performed with the junior cheerleaders.
The costume contest was the highlight of the night. This year’s winner, Andrew Lucky Charms, won tickets and pregame field passes to the Colts game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on November 11th.
“The whole family wins with that prize,” Durham said.
It’s a way for the Colts to show appreciation for their fans - big and small.
On Monday afternoon, the Colts hosted their annual Kids Club Halloween Party, an exclusive opportunity for members of the Colts Kids Club. Kids were encouraged to dress in costume for a night filled with trick-or-treating, locker room tours, pictures with the Lombardi Trophy, inflatables, games, music, face painting and much more!
“You truly do get to know the members of the Kids Club and these are your future generation of fans. So, it’s important for us to be able to spend time with them and for us to be able to show that they may just be kids, but we appreciate their support throughout the year as well.”
For information on the Colts Kids Club, go to: https://www.colts.com/clubs/kidsclub/.
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