INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts, United Way of Central Indiana and Indiana Wesleyan University revealed their new Colts-themed fitness room on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at Kaleidoscope Youth Center in Indianapolis as part of the NFL's league-wide "Hometown Huddle" event.
Kaleidoscope Youth Center, a United Way agency, provides a neighborhood-supported safe place for youth and offers hope and guidance through enrichment programs, conflict resolution, educational support and recreational activities. 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 TE Dwayne Allen, DB Sergio Brown, LS Matt Overton and WR Griff Whalen, along with representatives from United Way of Central Indiana, Indiana Wesleyan University and Kaleidoscope Youth Center participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony before letting the kids in to explore the new room. The room, which previously had been used as a storage space, is now painted to resemble the Colts locker room and features new flooring, fitness equipment, a mirrored wall, an Xbox 360 Kinect with a flat screen TV and Colts memorabilia.
The renovations were made possible through contributions from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University, NFL Charities, Carmel Glass and Mirror, Fatheads and Sherwin-Williams.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
The Colts are proud to team up with WTHR Channel 13 for our 2012 "Community Tuesday" events. 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. For more information on all of the Colts outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community.
About Kaleidoscope Youth Center
Kaleidoscope Youth Center offers hope and guidance through enrichment programs, conflict resolution, educational support and recreational activities. The goal of the organization is to encourage self-discipline, self-esteem and community spirit. Currently, they provide after school programming five days a week and summer day camp. The programming not only provides youth with a structured environment to learn and have fun, it also provides parents (86% single parents) with access to affordable and safe out of school enrichment programming for their children. For more information about Kaleidoscope Youth Center, visit www.kycindy.org.