Father/Son Camp Allows Families An Up-Close Look at Colts Football
INDIANAPOLIS – There were parents and grandparents.
There were kids and friends, too.
And on a recent fall evening, they all got a chance to Make it Personal.
This was Tuesday, October 14, and the event was first fall session of the Colts' 10th annual Father/Son Camp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
Participants of the Father/Son Camp, and many other Colts events, can view photos from this evening and past events in the Event Photo Gallery on Colts.com. Photos are available for purchase as prints and other memorabilia.
The evening was about families playing football, and running through drills, but before that, it was about food and information.
First, the 90 families at a dinner of McAlister's Deli sandwiches and wraps, and afterward, emcee Vince Eagan entertained the audience with a quick question-answer session with the evening's guest coaches: alumni players Darvell Huffman, Micah Moon, and Geneo Riley along with current Colts defensive backs Melvin Bullitt and Jamie Silva.
The alumni players and current players served as the evening's coaches.
After the question-answer session, the families headed out to the Colts Indoor Practice Field for stretching and agility work. They then rotated through eight different football drills, instructed by the current and alumni players, with assistance from the George Washington Community High School Football Team, in conjunction with the Play It Smart program.
After nearly two hours of hands on football experience, the night concluded with a breakout session and a lively obstacle course competition.
Devyn Martin came to the camp because he "knew it would be fun" and said his favorite part was kicking field goals.
The excitement of the participants was obvious to those volunteering.
"Watching kids and dads experience this is very nice," volunteer William Wilson of Washington High School said.
Added first timer Suzanne Arnold, who brought her son Quade Burgess, "It's wonderful. Everybody should experience it."
The Colts will host another Father/Son Camp on November 25. To register your family or receive more information on Colts events, please visit www.colts.com/events.
Spaces are filling up quickly, so secure your registration today.