Last month it was announced that the Colts, the Pacers, and Emmis Communications were teaming up to make a difference in Indianapolis Public Schools through the "Suiting Up for School" drive. Through donations and charity auctions, the goal is to raise money to purchase school uniforms, supplies, and meals for students.
This week's featured auctions include:
- Kids Birthday Party for 20 with Boomer! - Celebrate your child's birthday party in a private room at Conseco Fieldhouse. Boomer will entertain the kids!
- Be part of the Pacers action - behind the scenes! - You and a friend take a seat in the control room during a Pacers game for some "behind-the-scenes" TV action!
To make a direct donation, click here.
Funds collected will be distributed to the Shepherd Community Center, the IPS Education Foundation, Gleaner's Food Bank and the United Way's Backpack Attack Program.
There are currently 35,000 children enrolled in there Indianapolis Public school system. According to the USDA many of these children live at or below poverty level. Most of them cannot afford school uniforms or supplies. On the east side of Indianapolis, 8 out of 10 do not get two meals a day unless they are in school. Roughly half of these children graduate high school.
For more information on the Suiting Up For School program and to join other sports fans, community leaders, businesses and families in this community effort, visit www.suitingupforschool.org.