INDIANAPOLIS – For the first year, the Indianapolis Colts presented the PLAY 60 Fitness Grant program. As a part of the NFL's PLAY 60 initiative, schools and non-profit organizations were invited to apply for individual grants from the Colts, up to $2,000 each, to facilitate youth fitness programs and events in their community.
The Colts have selected four local non-profit organizations to receive funding to support physical and nutrition-related activities, from neighborhood sports teams to outdoor recreation and health education programs.
"The Indianapolis Colts are committed to promoting the importance of health and fitness," stated Stephanie Pemberton, senior director of community relations for the Indianapolis Colts. "This grant provides community organizations and schools the opportunity to join the PLAY 60 movement by creating and implementing a special program or event to get youth excited about living active, healthy lives."
Congratulations to the following 2012 PLAY 60 Grant winners:
- Englewood Community Development Corporation (Indianapolis) – Englewood Deck Hockey Club
- Camptown (Indianapolis) – Youth Leaders Program
- Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center (Indianapolis) – NFL Flag Football League
- Eskenazi Health Foundation (Indianapolis) – S.T.O.P. (Stop Taking on Pounds) Program
The PLAY 60 initiative is an NFL-wide effort to encourage youth to participate in at least sixty minutes of physical activity each day. For more information, about Colts PLAY 60 programs, please visit www.colts.como/PLAY60.