Colts to Hold Fifth Make It Personal Tour in May, June, July
INDIANAPOLIS - The Colts will be playing their 25th season in Indianapolis next season, and they'll be doing so in a new, state-of-the-art stadium.
To help celebrate, they're Making it Personal once again.
The Colts 2008 Make It Personal Tour – sponsored by Bluegreen Resorts, Grange Insurance, Meijer and the United States Army – will kick off at the Lafayette Meijer on Monday, May 19, from 4-6 p.m. The tour will continue across Indiana through July 18.
"We provide hundreds of free events for our fans every year," Colts Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Zupancic said. "The Make It Personal Tour is our way of giving back to our fans and to thank them for their continued sup
"We want our fans all across the state to be able to touch the Colts franchise in their own backyards."
This is the fifth consecutive year the Colts have hosted a summer traveling road show featuring players and Colts Cheerleaders.
Elements on the tour will include "Meet and Greets" with Colts players or alumni players and cheerleaders, with fans also able to participate in the Big Blue Blood Drive by donating at the Indiana Blood Center mobile units. Fans can also register kids for the Colts Kids Club, register to win Colts preseason tickets and win free Colts giveaways.
They also can experience the redesigned Colts In Motion traveling museum.
Colts In Motion, a 42-foot trailer, acts as the centerpiece of the Colts' regional outreach marketing effort and is equipped with interactive video, a quarterback challenge football toss and features of Lucas Oil Stadium, the new state-of-the-art stadium in downtown Indianapolis.
The Colts will begin play at Lucas Oil Stadium next season.
Colts In Motion also features a behind-the-scenes look at the entire Colts' organization.
ESPN the Magazine recently honored the Colts as the No. 1 franchise of the top four pro sports, a ranking based upon numerous factors, including how teams give back to fans.
SPECIAL NOTE: The Colts encourage fans to arrive at Make It Personal Tour stops early. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the Tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Make It Personal Tour stops will take place rain or shine.
Team practice schedules and meeting times may cause for 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. Fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts Make It Personal Tour stop times are local.
The 2008 Make It Personal Tour dates, locations and times (please visit www.Colts.com/MIP for an up-to-date listing):
2008 Make It Personal Tour
Monday, May 19th, 2008 4-6pm
4901 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008 4-6pm
City Lot across from Fire Station
120 N. Perkins
Rushville, IN 46173
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 4-6pm
5325 E. Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 4-6pm
Bedford Jr. High FB Field/Parking Lot
2024 16th St.
Bedford, IN 47421
Thursday, May 29th, 2008 4-6pm
2301 E. Markland Ave.
Kokomo, IN 46901
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 4-6pm
Silver Creek Middle School
495 N. Indiana
Sellersburg, IN 47172
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 4-6pm
Highway 54 and Park Rd.
Linton, IN 47441
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008 4-6pm
4351 West Clara Lane
Muncie, IN 46304
Thursday, June 26th, 2008 4-6pm
Dearborn County Fairgrounds (Across the street from Argosy Casino)
777 Argosy Parkway
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Friday, June 27th, 2008 4-6pm
3639 E. Main St.
Richmond, IN 47374
Monday, June 30th, 2008 4-6pm
127 S. Jefferson St.
Rockville, IN 47872
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 4-6pm
Peru Jr. High School Parking Lot
30 Daniel St.
Peru, IN 46970
Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 4-6pm
Owen Valley Community High School
622 W. State Highway 46
Spencer, IN 47460
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008 4-6pm
Northwood High School
2101 N. Main St.
Nappanee, IN 46550
Thursday, July 10th, 2008 4-6pm
Jay Community Center
115 E. Water St.
Portland, IN 47371
Friday, July 18th, 2008 6-8pm
North Central High School
1801 E. 86th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46240