INDIANAPOLIS — On Tuesday, September 17, 2013, Indianapolis Colts WR LaVon Brazill and TE Dominique Jones spent the earlier part of their evening with approximately 40 senior citizens at the Forest Manor Multi-Service Center (FMMSC) on the east side of Indianapolis.
During their visit, the players helped facilitate a competitive game of BINGO. As the players took turns calling out the numbers, silence fell over the room. The seniors were anxiously waiting to hear the next number. Both Brazill and Jones mingled with each person while helping ensure the seniors' cards were marked accurately.
Many of the FMMSC seniors, avid fans of the team, are not afforded the opportunity to attend a Colts game, so the visit was a special treat. Although the seniors were already fired-up, Blue the Mascot also made a surprise appearance to warm their hearts.
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. As Brazill and Jones took photos and shared hugs with fans, every senior 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.**
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Earlier in the day, several Colts players joined this year Colts Co-Owner and Vice Chair Kalen Irsay for a visit to the Humane Society of Indianapolis. **CLICK HERE** for a recap of their visit.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
The Colts are proud to team up with WTHR Channel 13 for our 2013 "Community Tuesday" events. During the regular NFL season, Tuesday is the only day off players receive. As a result, the Colts utilize every Tuesday to engage their players in various charitable events and programs throughout Central Indiana. 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.
About Forest Manor Multi-Service Center
Forest Manor Multi-Service Center is a non for profit organization located on the Eastside of Indianapolis. It is the mission of Forest Manor Multi-Service to impact the lives of their neighbors by offering individuals and families the services and support they need to become self-sufficient. Through the many different programs they offer for families, youth and seniors, FMMSC strives to improve the quality of life for those in their community. Because of these programs and services, the neighbors of Forest Manor Multi-Service Center have more opportunities in obtaining employment, increasing high school graduation rates, reducing poverty and crime, and empowering individuals and families to thrive in their community. This year, Forest Manor Multi-Service Center proudly celebrates 40 years of serving their community!