INDIANAPOLIS – In an effort to brighten the lives of several patients from Riley Children's Hospital at IU Health, Colts LS Matt Overton spent the afternoon with eight Riley Kids and their families on Friday, June 7, 2013. Overton invited more than 30 guests on a tour of the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center to present the guests of honor with tickets to an upcoming Justin Bieber concert.
Colts mascot Blue kicked-off the afternoon's activities with a surprise appearance. The group tour was led by Overton and ended with a greeting from Colts Cheerleaders. The final surprise for the special Bieber fans was a presentation by Overton revealing free tickets to the Justin Bieber concert coming to Indianapolis on July 10, 2013. The announcement of the Justin Bieber ticket giveaway was met with screams of excitement. The children were even happier to find out that Overton will accompany them to the event. Following the presentation, Overton, Blue and the cheerleaders stuck around for an opportunity to sign autographs and take photos with the kids and families.
"I always had the idea to help Riley Hospital and the kids because they're such an inspiration to many of us, and it just seemed to be perfect." Overton explained after the ticket presentation on Friday.
In the midst of preparing for the football season, Overton did not miss the opportunity to help patients at Riley Children's Hospital. The Colts long snapper had a positive impact on the Riley guests, which has become a normal aspect of Overton's frequent civic engagements. Among other community outreach endeavors, Overton is the founder of Pros 2 Youth, a non-profit organization based in California. He is also a co-owner of Led by Pros Youth Football Academy in Nebraska.
Tatum's Bags of Fun, a non-profit organization benefitting children diagnosed with cancer, provided Justin Bieber gift bags for the special guests.
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