What is the difference between a Make It Personal event and a Fan Fest event?
A Fan Fest event brings all of the excitement of a Make It Personal stop, plus some.
Each Fan Fest will feature a live performance by Indiana recording artists Jester Kings. The show is free for all who attend and will be exciting for fans of all ages. Along with the free concert, each Fan Fest will have numerous new and returning activities. The Colts interactive inflatables will be set up, along with the Colts In Motion interactive traveling museum.
Colts players and cheerleaders will be present, accompanied by the team mascot, Blue. Fans will have opportunities to meet the players, cheerleaders, and Blue, as well as get photos and autographs.
The register-to-win table will be set up to give fans an opportunity to win tickets for a pre-season game to see the Colts play either the Vikings or the Eagles at Lucas Oil Stadium in August. Also, registration for the Colts Kids Club and the Colts Crib Club will be available. To top it all off, the Colts will also be giving out free Colts giveaways to those in attendance.
There will be opportunities for fans to help give back to their communities at each Fan Fest event. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used children's books to donate to the "Books for Youth" program for children.
The "Books for Youth" program aims to collect 550,000 books, giving about 25 books to each child in foster care in Indiana. As of May 2009, the program had collected over 350,000 books. Food donations will be collected for the "Help a Hoosier" program, which will donate the non-perishable food items to local food banks to help the hungry.
For more information on these programs, visit their websites at "Books for Youth" or "Help a Hoosier."
Riverside Park in Logansport, Indiana will be the location for the first Fan Fest of the summer. The event is scheduled to begin at 5pm and last until 8pm. The event is free to the public and can be enjoyed by fans of any age.
Be sure to check the list of upcoming Fan Fest events for an event near you!
Colts Fan Fests are sponsored by Bluegreen Resorts, Meijer and Indiana Office of Energy. Below are the 2009 Colts Fan Fest dates, locations, and times. Please visit www.Colts.com/events for an up-to-date listing of locations to be visited.
The Colts would like to encourage all fans to arrive early. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the players' schedule remains on time. Inclement weather or traffic may cause late arrival or early departure. All Fan Fests will take place rain or shine. Team practice schedules and meeting times may cause players to arrive late or depart early. Colts player names will not be announced prior to the arrival in each city. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person, however fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts Fan Fest times are local.
2009 Indianapolis Colts Fan Fest Schedule
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 5-8pm
1212 Riverside Drive
Logansport, IN 46947
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 5-8pm
5th and Lindsey Street
Thursday, June 25th, 2009 5-8pm
Warsaw's Central Park
225 East Fort Wayne Street
Warsaw, IN 46581
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 5-8pmJasper's City Square
Jasper, IN 47546
Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 5-8pm (Central Time)
Central Park Plaza
S. Lafayette St. & W. Indiana Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Friday, July 10th, 2009 5-8pm
American Legion Mall
700 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN 46206