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Players will participate in PLAY 60 football camp, reading and other activities with youth





As the 2013 Colts rookies continue to work on their on-field performance, the team is giving them some time on June 19, to focus on an important off-the-field activity – community service. Beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, all of the Colts rookies, along with Colts Cheerleaders and Colts alumni players, will participate in a "Rookie Community Blitz" event at the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center.

Through the "Rookie Community Blitz," the team plans to activate their new players in the community, introduce them to some of Indianapolis' local charities and give youth an opportunity to meet and interact with the players.

During Wednesday's event, the rookies will participate in a variety of activities for nearly 200 underserved youth, ages 14 and under, who are served by John H. Boner Community Center summer camps and the East 10th United Methodist Children and Youth Camp. Wednesday's planned activities include a PLAY 60 Football Camp for youth ages 7-14, as well as a reading time, arts and crafts, and a dance class for ages 6 and under. Each of these activities is designed to highlight two of the Colts key outreach initiatives: PLAY 60 and literacy.

*WHAT:          *2nd Annual Colts Rookie Community Blitz

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*WHEN:          *Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Players will have brief media availability at 3:30 p.m.

*WHERE:       *Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

727 N. Oriental St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

*WHO:            *Colts Rookie Players, Colts Alumni players, 200 youth from John H. Boner Community Center and East 10th United Methodist

*Media Note: This event is closed to the public. All participants have been pre-selected.

About Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center

In partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools, the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center (CNELC) has, and continues, to develop community partnerships that offer a variety of services for youth, families, older adults, and neighborhood residents of the Near Eastside.

CNELC serves as the major hub for comprehensive programs for neighborhood residents and youth development activities for IPS students and the community. This Center enhances the quality of life, promotes healthier living styles, and strives to create and maintain a vibrant and thriving community for neighborhood residents for decades to come. The facility is located at the heart of the Arsenal Technical High School campus and includes a low cost, state of the art fitness center in a green and LEED certified building as well as the Indianapolis Youth Education Town, which includes a high tech media studio, educational kitchen, garden, greenhouse and high-tech flexible classrooms. To learn more, visit

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