Christamore House, a United Way agency, provides early childhood education, after school programming and senior citizen services, among other programs. The fitness room is part of the NFL's PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages youth to be active at least 60 minutes each day. The Colts-themed room will be used by hundreds of youth each week to provide them with a fun and safe place to be active indoors.
Colts players, OT Mike Tepper, DT Ollie Ogbu and WR David Gilreath, and Blue, along with representatives from UWCI, Christamore House and Indiana Wesleyan University participated in a press conference and ribbon-cutting ceremony before letting the kids loose to enjoy the new room.
The room, which previously had not been used, is now painted to resemble the Colts locker room and features new flooring, fitness equipment, a universal workout machine, two Wii Fit systems with flat screen TV's and Colts memorabilia.
The renovations were made possible through contributions from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University, NFL Charities, hhgregg, Fatheads and Sherwin-Williams.
For more information on all of the Colts community outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community.
This event was part of the Colts Community Tuesday programs, supported by WTHR Channel 13.