INDIANAPOLIS –Colts CB Vontae Davis and S LaRon Landry provided a holiday shopping experience for local foster kids at Meijer, the Official Superstore of the Colts. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 53 children Hands of Hope were each gifted a $200 Meijer gift card, courtesy of Davis and Landry. The pair of Colts defenders teamed up with volunteers from Hands of Hope to help the children, ages 3-14 purchase holiday gifts for themselves at the Greenwood Meijer store.
To begin the evening, guests had an opportunity to enjoy a pizza party, compliments of Papa John's Pizza. Following the meal, children from Hands of Hope lined up next to the Colts defensive backs to strike a pose for a group photo. Players and volunteers guided local youth through the store to help them track their expenses and make smart decisions about their purchases. After checking out, the special visitors received Colts team posters autographed by Davis and Landry.
This is the first year Davis and Landry have partnered for this event, which was created to give youth an opportunity to enjoy a Christmas that they deserve. Through it, the lives of more than 50 children were given joy with holiday gifts and hopes of a bright New Year to come.
The shopping event concluded the 2013 "Community Tuesday" program for the Indianapolis Colts' regular season in a memorable way, treating local Indianapolis foster youth to a special Holiday treat.
Click here to view photos from 2013 "Shop with a Colt".
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 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.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 204 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings.