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Colts, United Way to Host Big Kickoff Sept. 8

The Monument Circle event marks the start of football and United Way of Central Indiana's 100th Anniversary.


On Friday, September 8 at 11 a.m., the Indianapolis Colts will team up with United Way of Central Indiana to host The BIG Kickoff event on Monument Circle and highlight United Way of Central Indiana's 100th anniversary. For more information, fans can visit****.

The free event will feature special guest emcee, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe and live music by The Doo. There will be opportunities to find out about volunteering at United Way and its agencies, free Colts posters, autographs from Colts Alumni players, interactive inflatables, visits from Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, as well as a chance to participate in a free yoga class lead by Indy Yoga Movement. The first 1,000 attendees will receive a free Colts flag.   

 "There are very few people, businesses and organizations that make it to the centennial category, which is why we don't take one moment – or one person – for granted," said Ann Murtlow, president and CEO of United Way of Central Indiana. "Because of our donors, partner agencies, volunteers and advocates, United Way has stood the test of time and made an impact on millions of residents, families and children in our community. Now, more than any time in recent history, Living United is key to ensuring that our community is one in which everyone can thrive. And for the eighth year, we are grateful to the Indianapolis Colts for inviting us to share their Monument Circle kickoff stage with us!"

WHAT:The Big Kickoff with United Way

-Free Colts flag for first 1,000 attendees

-Free Food Truck Tastings

-Free Yoga Class at 12:15 PM

-Free Colts Posters

-Colts Interactive Inflatables

-Colts Alumni Players

-Colts Cheerleaders

-United Way Agencies

-Colts Pro Shop Mobile Trailer

WHEN:Friday, September 8, 2017

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Indy Yoga Movement Class (north side)

WHERE:Monument Circle

1 Monument Circle

Indianapolis, IN 46204

WHO:The Indianapolis Colts

United Way of Central Indiana

Event featuring live music by The Doo

Special Guest Emcee IndyCar Driver, James Hinchcliffe.

About United Way of Central Indiana's 100th Anniversary:

For nearly 100 years, hand raisers across Central Indiana have teamed up with United Way of Central Indiana to fight for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of every person in our community. During this time, United Way has forged unlikely partnerships, found new solutions to old problems, mobilized the best resources and inspired individuals to join the fight against their community's most daunting social crises.

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About United Way of Central Indiana

United Way of Central Indiana fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of all people in central Indiana by creating, managing and investing resources in sustainable solutions to our communities' most stubborn barriers to self-sufficiency. United Way invites all members of our community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in central Indiana.

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