The Indianapolis Colts partnered with the Local 416 to host the "Fill the Boot" collection for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The 2016 Fill the Boot collection took place prior to the Colts vs. Ravens game on Saturday, August 20th. 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.
Beginning two hours prior to kickoff, firefighters were stationed around Lucas Oil Stadium, with boots in hand. Before the local 416 volunteers could get to the donation locations, Colts fans were already opening up their wallets or finding every penny of pocket change to support the MDA. The firefighters were able to raise more than $4,000 in two hours.
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 2016 season with a different charitable collection held at each home game. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
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 www.mda.org.