INDIANAPOLIS – Colts fans and community members are invited to join Head Coach Jim Caldwell as he hosts the 6th Annual Colts Celebrity Showdown on Wednesday, June 9. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide scholarships for deserving Indiana students through the Carson Scholars Fund and create interactive classrooms at local community centers through the Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation.
The 2010 Celebrity Showdown will include a cocktail reception, buffet dinner, live and silent auctions, autograph session with Colts players and the Celebrity Showdown, a "Family Feud"-style gameshow featuring members of the Colts defense vs. offense. A limited number of tickets are available for the event and can be purchased by visiting www.colts.com/celebrityshowdown. Tickets are $150 each and must be purchased in advance. The event will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, located at 7001 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, Ind. Doors open at 4:45 p.m.
The Colts Celebrity Showdown was started in 2005 by former Head Coach Tony Dungy and his wife, Lauren. To date, the Colts Celebrity Showdown has raised nearly $700,000 to support educational initiatives for Indiana students.
RCI, O'Charley's Restaurants, Zink Distributing/Budweiser, Markey's and Coca-Cola are proud to support the 2010 Colts Celebrity Showdown. For additional information about the event or to purchase tickets, individuals may visit www.colts.com/celebrityshowdown.
About Carson Scholars Fund
Founded by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson and his wife, Candy, the Carson Scholars Fund recognizes and rewards students, grades 4-11, with college scholarships for academic and humanitarian achievements. To date, the Indianapolis Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund has endowed scholarships at two Indianapolis Public Schools and provided more than 100 individual scholarships to Indiana students. For more information, please visit www.carsonscholars.org.
About The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation
The Jim and Cheryl Caldwell Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit charity committed to the educational empowerment of children through digital technology. Established in 2009 by Jim and Cheryl Caldwell, the foundation seeks to create and provide community centers with integrated digital technology to serve as a catalyst to impact, change and enrich a child's learning proficiency/capacity through implementing innovated and formative methods of digital learning.