This month, the Indianapolis Colts will join the NFL's Salute to Service to honor military personnel and their families. While the team has several year-round initiatives that serve both active duty military and veterans, each year they amplify their efforts throughout the month of November. Fans also have the opportunity to be involved and show their support. Additional information is available at Colts.com/salute. Information on the NFL's league-wide efforts is available at nfl.com/salute.
A list of the Colts Salute to Service efforts for this month are included below.
COLTS HEROES, PRESENTED BY CARGO SERVICES, INC.
The Indianapolis Colts and Cargo Services, Inc. are inviting fans to join them in honoring military heroes during the month of November as a part of the NFL's league-wide Salute to Service initiative. Through November 30, fans can print off a custom Hero Card at Colts.com/ColtsHeroes, fill in the name of their military hero and share a photo of them holding their card on social media using #ColtsHeroes. The Indianapolis Colts and Cargo Services, Inc. will donate $1 for every Hero Card that is shared using that hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, up to $2,500 to local military organizations.
Fans have the opportunity to bid on authentic, game-worn camo items at nflauction.nfl.com. All proceeds will support the NFL's core military non-profit partners, including Pat Tillman Foundation, USO, TAPS and Wounded Warrior Project.
#SALUTETOSERVICE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN
For every use of #SalutetoService on Twitter, the NFL will donate $5 to its military nonprofit partners, up to a total of $5 million.
SALUTE TO SERVICE GAME
The Colts *Salute to Service *game will be Sunday, November 12 vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. Throughout the game, the team will have several gameday elements to honor service members and their families.
- Holiday Mail for Heroes, with American Red Cross
- Outside in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Inside Lucas Oil Stadium from 11:00 a.m. until the end of halftime (while supplies last), in the Main Concourse outside of sections 110, 132, 145 and Lucas Oil Plaza.
- Camouflage Ribbon Passout, presented by CBS4
- Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Location: Outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate until kickoff
- American Flag Passout for first 50,000 fans inside Lucas Oil Stadium
- Salute to Service Banners, Field Stencils and Goal Post Wraps
- 100 Family Members of Fallen Soldiers Honored as Horseshoe Heroes of the game, supported by Wilson Kehoe Winningham
- Military Personnel will run out with Blue and Players during Team Introductions
- Blue and Colts Cheerleaders in Camouflage Apparel
- National Anthem performed by SSG Ronald Duncan (Military Bugle)
- Challenger, a bald eagle, to fly during National Anthem
- Full Field Flag held by 200 military personnel
- Indianapolis Colts Foundation 50/50 Raffle to benefit Military Organizations
- Salute to Service apparel available at the Colts Pro Shop, with all proceeds benefiting USO, Pat Tillman Foundation and Wounded Warrior Project
- Halftime military tribute featuring a military rappel and performance by the Military Department of Indiana vocal group.
About NFL "Salute to Service"
The National Football League continues its long history of honoring veterans and active duty members of the military with its annual Salute to Service campaign that occurs each November. The Salute to Service campaign is designed to unify and elevate the extensive military appreciation work of the NFL and its clubs. Throughout November, teams designate home games as special military appreciation games. During these games, teams display Salute to Service banners on their sidelines, in addition to hosting ceremonies to honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's troops.
The *Salute to Service *campaign aligns with the NFL's long history of supporting America's armed services, including a partnership of more than 50 years with the USO that includes overseas visits to troops and trips to military hospitals nationwide. For more information, visit www.nfl.com/salute.