INDIANAPOLIS – This Thursday will mark a historic moment in Colts history as the team hosts the first-ever NFL Thanksgiving Day game in Indianapolis. The Colts will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lucas Oil Stadium this Thursday, November 24, at 8:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC and will feature the Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony for Colts greats Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison at halftime. The Colts are asking their fans to wear their blue and help "blue out" Lucas Oil Stadium as the national spotlight shifts to Indianapolis for this historic game!This week, the team also has several events and activities planned. Additional information is below and available at colts.com.
VIRTUAL SCAVENGER HUNT (NOVEMBER 21-23)
Beginning Monday, November 21, at 8 a.m. through midnight on Wednesday, November 23, Colts fans will find clues on Colts.com and the official Colts mobile app for their chance to enter to win a set of Hall of Fame Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison bobbleheads. Just visit Colts.com on your computer or mobile device, or download the Colts app and start searching!
COLTS HELMET, PRESENTED BY ANTHEM BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD
The Colts oversized helmet will be on display in Broad Ripple, along Broad Ripple Ave., Monday through Wednesday of this week, November 21-23. Fans are encouraged to stop by and get their photo with the helmet and share on social media using #COLTSANTHEMSNAPSHOT for their chance to win sideline seats to a Colts home game, compliments of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.
HORSESHOE HELPINGS (NOVEMBER 22)
This Thanksgiving holiday, the Indianapolis Colts and US Foods are teaming up with Lucas Oil Products, Meijer, and Citizens Energy Group to host the fifth annual "Horseshoe Helpings: From Our Home to Yours" event at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday, November 22, from 8-11 a.m. During the event, Colts alumni players, Colts Cheerleaders, Blue and more than 125 volunteers will distribute complete Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 pre-selected Indianapolis families in need. Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will also volunteer from 9:30–11:00 a.m.
At the event, each family will receive a turkey, pumpkin pie, 5 lb. bag of potatoes, corn, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. The bags of food will be assembled and distributed by volunteers to families who have been pre-identified through local community centers, churches and schools. In addition, 10 local churches have been selected to each receive 50 meals for the elderly and in-need families who are not able to attend the event.
MEIJER BLUE TUESDAY (NOVEMBER 22)
Each week before a Colts home game, the Colts will join with Meijer to give fans the chance to win tickets and pick up a free Colts reusable grocery tote. Fans can register to win tickets at any Central Indiana Meijer store on Tuesday, November 22, by looking for the Blue cutout at the front of the store and entering the code on the cutout atwww.colts.com/meijer.In addition, Colts Cheerleaders will be at the Carmel Meijer store giving out free Colts reusable grocery totes to mPerks members. For more information, visit www.colts.com/bluefriday.
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE TOUCHDOWN TOWN (NOVEMBER 24)
Free and open to the public, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town is a pre-game fan experience unlike any other. Located along South Street on the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium, Touchdown Town includes $3 drinks specials, food trucks, a giant TV screen, live music, the PLAY 60 Zone for kids and much more. For the team's Thanksgiving Day game on November 24, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will open at 4:30 p.m. and include several Thanksgiving themed festivities. In addition, the first 2,000 fans to enter Touchdown Town on November 24 will receive a limited edition Hall of Fame koozie featuring Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison.
STEELERS VS. COLTS – GAMEDAY ELEMENTS
The Colts are encouraging fans in attendance to wear their Colts blue and "Blue Out" Lucas Oil stadium as the national spotlight shifts to Indianapolis for this historic game!
- Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison Hall of Fame koozies for first 2,000 fans inside American Family Insurance Touchdown Town
- Colts Roll-A-Banners,provided by Lucas Oil, will be placed in fans' seats prior to the game
- Tony Dungy/Marvin Harrison Bobblehead Giveaway – 100 fans will win a Hall of Fame Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison Bobblehead set at the game. Please check page 57 of your gameday Scout magazine to see if you've won.
GAMEDAY CHARITY COLLECTION
SACKing Hunger Food Drive
On Thursday, November 24, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with Meijer, the Official Supercenter of the Colts, and Bullseye Event Group to host the tenth annual SACKing Hunger Food Drive prior to the Steelers game. From 6:30-8:30 p.m., volunteers will collect canned/non-perishable food items along with monetary donations from Colts fans at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
All donations will benefit Gleaners, an organization that stores and redistributes donated food to more than 350 hunger relief agencies to serve Indiana's impoverished households. Fans who donate on Thursday will receive a limited edition poster featuring Colts defensive players. HORSESHOE LEGENDAt each 2016 home game, the Indianapolis Colts will honor a former player, or Horseshoe Legend, during pre-game festivities. In addition, this alumni player will sign autographs in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town from 6:00-6:45pm and the Blue Room from 7:15-8:00p.m.
Sunday's Featured Horseshoe Legend is Bernard Whittington. Whittington was a Defensive Lineman for the Colts from 1994-2000.
During every 2016 home game, the Indianapolis Colts will host a 50/50 Raffle for fans. Tickets will be sold at six kiosks throughout the stadium as well as multiple mobile sellers. Tickets will be sold through the end of the third quarter. During the fourth quarter, the Colts will announce the winning number and amount. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the day's ticket sales will go to one lucky fan and the remainder will support the work of the Indianapolis Colts Foundation in the community. www.colts.com/5050. Gaming License Number 140945
The National Anthem will be performed by the Voices of IFD (Indianapolis Fire Department)
Halftime will include a special Hall of Fame Ring Ceremony for Colts greats Tony Dungy and Marvin Harrison who were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.