GOLDEN HORSESHOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

During halftime of Sunday's game, the Colts will honor 24 outstanding volunteers and philanthropists.

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**Award Program Recognizes Volunteers and Philanthropists

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INDIANAPOLIS – During halftime of their first pre-season game on Sunday, August 15, the Indianapolis Colts will recognize twenty-four outstanding volunteers and philanthropists by presenting them with the Golden Horseshoe Award. These individuals represent twelve charitable organizations in the Central Indiana community who are working to make a difference in the lives of Hoosiers.

This is the first year for the Golden Horseshoe Award, which was created by the Colts to raise awareness for local charities and their volunteers and philanthropists who are making a significant impact in our community. As a part of the Golden Horseshow Award program, each of the twelve non-profit organizations will receive twenty-five tickets to the game as well as twenty-five tickets to a pre-game hospitality reception, compliments of the Colts. Their top volunteers and top donors will then be recognized and presented with their awards during a special halftime ceremony.

"Every year, there are hundreds of charitable organizations and unsung heroes in our community who work behind the scenes to help Hoosiers in times of need," said Tom Zupancic, Indianapolis Colts Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The Golden Horseshoe Award was created to shine a light on some of those non-profits and individuals, and showcase the work they're doing to create positive change in Central Indiana and beyond."

Following is a list of the 2010 Golden Horseshoe Award organizations and their respective top volunteers and philanthropists:

• Coburn Place

o Top Volunteer - Kathy Pease

o Top Philanthropist - Phil Stoffregen

• College Mentors for Kids

o Top Volunteer - Lia Burrell

o Top Philanthropist - Dennis Trinkle

• Down Syndrome Indiana

o Top Volunteer - Angie Cain

o Top Philanthropist - Montgomery Aviation

• HVAF

o Top Volunteer - Richard Schwartz

o Top Philanthropist - United Way of Central Indiana

• Indy Reads

o Top Volunteer - Pam Korba

o Top Philanthropist - Margot Lacy Eccles

• La Plaza

o Top Volunteer - Raul Zavaleta

o Top Philanthropist - Lori Efroymson-Aguilera

• People's Burn Foundation

o Top Volunteer - Doug Ashton

o Top Philanthropists - Jeff and Karen Saturday

• Rock Steady Boxing

o Top Volunteers - Tom and Christine Timberlake

o Top Philanthropists - Bill and Susan Warren

• School on Wheels

o Top Volunteer - Mike Dunleavy

o Top Philanthropist - UBS

• Sheltering Wings

o Top Volunteer - Diana Kowalski

o Top Philanthropist - Kevin Wise

• St. Mary's Child Center

o Top Volunteer - Terri Stauffer

o Top Philanthropist - Bob Thompson

• The Lord's Pantry at Anna's House

o Top Volunteer - Fatima Maguellal

o Top Philanthropist - Jason Kirkby

In addition to the gameday recognition portion of this program, the Colts provided each non-profit organization with a special VIP ticket package for a regular season Colts games. These ticket packages will be used as a fundraising tool by each of the organizations.

Additional Gameday Notes

On August 15, the Indianapolis Colts will also welcome Martin University and NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin as they celebrate the opening of the first NASA SEMAA (Science Engineering Mathematics and Aerospace Academy) Laboratory in the state of Indiana. The Colts will recognize Martin University representatives and Astronaut Melvin during a special pre-game ceremony on the field. Astronaut Melvin will also serve as the Honorary Coin Toss Captain at the game. The laboratory will be officially dedicated on August 14 at Martin University in Indianapolis, Ind.

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