INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Indianapolis Colts RB Dan "Boom" Herron and S Dewey McDonald spent the afternoon with approximately 40 senior citizens at the Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield, IN.
During their visit, the players helped facilitate a game of Bingo with the residents. As the players took turns calling out the numbers, silence fell over the room. The seniors were anxiously waiting to hear the next number while Colts cheerleaders mingled with each person to help ensure the seniors' cards were marked accurately. Popular mascot, Blue, even showed up to play a couple games with the group. Unfortunately, he was outmatched by his competition and did not win a game.
Many of the Springhurst seniors are avid fans of the team, so the visit was a special treat. The health campus' hallways were covered in Colts blue and white and their spirited employees were all wearing Colts jerseys in support of their favorite hometown team.
The stakes were high as the seniors watched their numbers intensely for the chance to win a variety of Colts gear and prizes. As the occasional "Bingo!" was shouted, protest cried throughout the room as many hoped for a false call. However, at the end of the event, there were no losers. Herron and McDonald took photos and shared hugs with fans, and every resident was acknowledged as a winner.
The visit was a part of the team's "Community Tuesday" program, which engages players in community outreach events and programs on their only day off from practice.
Indianapolis Colts players joined seniors for competitive games of Bingo at Springhurst Health Campus on September 30.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
Tuesdays mark the players' only day off and provide an opportunity to give back while engaging the Indiana community. From schools and hospital visits to blood drives and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. Follow the Colts throughout the community *@coltscommunity* on Twitter and *Colts in the Community* on Facebook. For more information on all of the Colts outreach efforts, visit www.colts.com/community. Colts Community Tuesdays are supported in part by WTHR Channel 13.
About Springhurst Health Campus
Springhurst Health Campus offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including Assisted Living, Independent Living, Short-term Rehabilitation, Specialized Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Adult Day Services and Respite Care. Their services are delivered by staff specially trained to preserve the dignity and enhance the lives of the residents through compassion and commitment to customer service. For more information about Springhurst Health Campus, visit www.springhursthc.com.