Fan Fest Updates

The Colts Fan Fest traveled to Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute. The stop included the Colts In Motion traveling museum, along with the Colts City, the opportunity to win Colts pre-season tickets, and a free concert by Jon McLaughlin.

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The Colts Make Their Second Fan Fest Stop in Terre Haute

Terre Haute - The Wabash River might have been high, but that did not sink the spirits of thousands of Colts fans in attendance at the second Colts Fan Fest at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute. With a renewed focus, fans showed up ready to enjoy an afternoon with their family and help out others in need.

The United Way teamed up with the Colts to help those who have been affected by the recent storms that have passed through Indiana. Not only were Colts fans donating money, but they were also donating items that the flood victims urgently needed like bottled water and blankets. Face painting and ballon sales also helped raise money for those that are suffering.

Kathy Baker of the United Way said, "It is great to be able to bring something positive out of a negative situation."

Also at Fan Fest, Clabber Girl was selling cookies to raise money for those Hoosiers suffering. All of the proceeds are going to the flood victims.

Joe Burch said, "Clabber Girl has been in Terre Haute for 152 years, and giving back to our community is very important to us."

At the remaining Fan Fests, the Colts will be working with the American Red Cross accepting donations to benefit the flood victims in Indiana. Fans will be able to donate monetary gifts. If you are unable to attend a Colts Fan Fest, and would still like to assist flood victims, please visit www.redcross-indy.org/donate.

To learn more about the Fan Fest tour, check out www.colts.com/FanFest for more information and updates.

Evansville – Being second in line was never good enough for the Caldmeyer sisters, therefore, this year they showed up six hours prior to the kickoff of the third Colts Fan Fest in Evansville on Wednesday.  Waiting in the blistering heat, Beth, 16, Jill, 18, and Deanne, 20, had their Colts jerseys on with their faces painted and were ready to go.

"Last year we were the first Colts fans to arrive at the Make It Personal tour and the trophy tour stop in Evansville, but we were second in the autograph line.  This year we wanted to get it right," Jill explained.

Equipped with Super Bowl Champion footballs and posters, the Caldmeyer sisters were prepared to receive autographs from Tyjuan Hagler and Roy Hall.

Hall said, "It is amazing to see the support of our fans.  To see fans showing up six hours early is a great feeling.  That's why we have the best fans in the country."

Thousands of Colts fans came out to Riverside Drive to meet Hagler and Hill along with several Colts cheerleaders.  The younger Colts fans had the opportunity to play on the "Colts City" inflatables.  

After fans were able to receive their autographs and register to win pre-season tickets, fans were treated to another free concert by Jon McLaughlin.  After McLaughlin finished his concert, he stayed around to meet some of his die hard fans that had traveled to see him perform.

To learn more about the Fan Fest tour, check out www.colts.com/FanFest for more information and updates.

Louisville – It's not every day the people of Louisville get to meet some of their favorite Colts players, so you know it is going to be a celebration.  Fourth Street Live was packed with thousands of Colts fans at the fourth Colts Fan Fest stop.

First in line, of thousands, was the most dedicated Colts fan.  Roy was excited to be able to attend Fan Fest, but for Roy it was a more difficult trip than most.  Roy rode over six miles on his electric scooter all the way from Jeffersonville, IN.  The trip took over two hours, but for Roy it was worth it.

"I wouldn't have missed this for the world," Roy said with a smile.

Roy, like the rest of the Colts fans, were thrilled when they found out that Gary Brackett and Tyjuan Hagler were the two Colts players signing autographs. 

Once everyone had received an autograph, Jon McLaughlin played another outstanding set of songs for the Colts fans and the other patrons of Fourth Street Live.

Fans also had the opportunity to participate in the Books for Youth book drive.  The Colts teamed up with the Department of Child Services.  Colts fans were asked to bring in new or gently used books to be given to foster children.  The Books for Youth will be at the remaining three Fan Fest stops.  Colts fans that are interested in donating books, but are unable to attend a future Fan Fest, can go to the Department of Child Services to donate books.

You can join your fellow Colts fans and follow the Colts on the next Fan Fest tour stop in La Porte on Tuesday, June 17, from 5:00 – 8:30 PM at Kiwanis Field.

To learn more about the Fan Fest tour, check out www.colts.com/FanFest for more information and updates. 

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