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Fill the Boot Collection

Colts, Indiana Fire Department Local 416 Gain Support from Fans to Benefit MDA


The Indianapolis Colts partnered with the Local 416 to host the "Fill the Boot" collection for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) last Saturday.

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2015 Fill the Boot collection took place prior to the Colts vs. Bears game on Saturday, August 22. Local 416 volunteers collected monetary donations benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.

Starting two hours prior to kickoff, firefighters were stationed around Lucas Oil Stadium, each with a boot. Although, before the entire group from the Local 416 was in place, Colts fans were already opening up their wallets and emptying out pocket change to support the MDA. In just two hours prior to kickoff, firefighters were able to raise more than $4,100.

Donations will help combat neuromuscular diseases by supporting programs, comprehensive medical services and support services. The MDA also provides medical consultations, flu shots, support groups, summer camps for youth, and medical equipment. With the proceeds collected, those living with Muscular Dystrophy and other related diseases in the Indianapolis area will be provided with the care they need.

The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2015 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include the Dayspring Center Collection, Teachers' Treasures, and Indy Backpack Attack. A complete list of future collections is available at

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association provides individuals who have been diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy or other related diseases the care and resources needed to live normal day to day lives. The association provides medical consultations, including diagnosis, support groups, and the necessary medical equipment. For more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association, visit

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