It's hard to believe that August is already here and football season is just weeks away. I feel so blessed to have been with the Colts organization for four seasons! Over the past four years I have had many wonderful experiences, but a few of my favorite memories include: helping host NFL fans from all over the world, when Indy hosted Super Bowl XLVI, traveling to Mexico the past two seasons to shoot our swimsuit calendar, and traveling to both the AFC South and AFC Championship games last season with several of my teammates. I am sure I will continue to add to that list with many amazing memories from this season!
The past week has been exciting to say the least. We have learned, cleaned, and prepared everything for the first two games this season; it's crazy how quickly summer is flying by. We also are performing at Colts Training Camp in Anderson this Wednesday, so we had to make sure our routine was perfected for our debut! Mark your calendars and come see us perform and get the new swimsuit calendar signed by all of your Colts Cheerleaders on Wednesday night at Anderson University! It was also a special and busy week for me because my best friend from IU got married in Chicago over the weekend. It is always wonderful visiting other cities but it's always a nice feeling coming home to Colts Country!
I was born and raised in Indianapolis and I feel so proud to call it home. I love being out of town and telling people I am from Indy because I always hear such wonderful comments about this city and the people that live here. We truly have the most wonderful fans in the NFL, and I can't thank you enough for that love and support over the last few years that I have been a cheerleader. I also would not be where I am today without the love and support from my amazing family and friends. I feel so blessed to be a part of this incredible organization, but it's the memories and support from my family and you, Colts Nation, that have made these last four years the most amazing years of my life. Thank you for being the best fans in the world and get excited to cheer on our boys in blue to a Super Bowl victory this year!
My greatest memory with the Colts Cheerleaders so far is…
It's so hard to pick just one memory as my favorite, but I would have to say traveling to Cancun for the swimsuit calendar takes the prize. I love traveling, but having the opportunity to go to paradise with your best friends and shoot a gorgeous calendar is surreal. It gives me goose bumps just thinking about it!
What is something you think most people don't know about NFL Cheerleaders?
I think most people don't realize that NFL cheerleaders aren't JUST cheerleaders. We have this amazing opportunity to support our team and be ambassadors in the community, but we also have full time jobs as well. My teammates and other NFL cheerleaders I have met during my time on this team are some of the smartest, hardest working, kindest people I have ever met in my life. I don't think that everyone realizes that we become cheerleaders because we love the NFL, our teams, the fans, and we have a passion for dancing, but we are also all trying to make an impact on this world in our different professions as well.
What has been your favorite appearance that you have been on?
During the holidays, a couple of seasons ago, I had the opportunity to do an appearance where we helped families that were going through difficult times. Cory Redding and Meijer teamed up to provide these families with gifts and meals to make their holidays a little brighter. We helped run around Meijer picking out presents and playing with the kids, and I still remember seeing the parents of a family of 5 shedding happy tears because being given that opportunity had already made that holiday season the happiest one they had ever had. Experiencing things like that not only humble me, but they also makes me appreciate being a part of an organization that cares and does so much for it's community.
The last place you traveled was…
The last place I traveled was Chicago for my best friend's wedding. Before that, I was in Scottsdale, AZ for work, and I proudly represented my Colts gear when I climbed Camelback Mountain! Colts Nation was taking over Cardinal territory!
Where was your Colts Swim Calendar picture taken and how was that experience?
My swimsuit calendar picture was taken at Xel-Ha at sunrise this year. Xel-Ha is a gorgeous natural aquarium and outdoor adventure park located in Playa Del Carmen. At sunrise, I was out on the beach ready to get started and it started raining! However, the rain ended up being a good thing thanks to our incredible photographer, Matt Bowen, the Colts staff that was there, and the dream team from Tyler Mason! Honestly, I don't know how they did it because it was super windy and pouring rain, but I absolutely love the picture they captured. Plus, it was exciting and fun to play around in the sand in the pouring rain!
Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader: Brittany E.