PHOTOS: Community Monday - Colts Visit MLK Center
Colts players teamed up with the Peace Learning Center and the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) at the Martin Luther King Center to engage teens in exercises designed to teach safe and simple ways to manage anger, solve problems and develop an understanding of differing perspectives. The visit is a continuation of the #BreakingBarriers initiative, a player- and club-led effort to address important social challenges off the field.
2022 Horseshoe Helpings
The Indianapolis Colts, US Foods, Citizens Energy Group, Hensley Legal Group, Lucas Oil Products, Meijer, and UPS teamed up to distribute Thanksgiving meals to 2,000 Indianapolis families in need. Colts players, Cheerleaders, and local volunteers helped pack and distribute food through both drive-thru and walk-up stations at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Colts Heroes Fashion Show
As a part of CrucialCatch, the Indianapolis Colts joined with A Kid Again Indiana and Ashley HomeStore to host the Colts Heroes Fashion Show, supporting young people battling cancer and life-threatening illnesses. Colts players, Cheerleaders, and team mascot "Blue" were all on hand in costumes to walk the runway alongside more than 20 costumed kids from A Kid Again - a national organization with a mission to foster hope, happiness, and healing for children with life-threatening health conditions and their families.
Community Tuesday: Hispanic Heritage Book Fair
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Indianapolis Colts hosted a book fair to provide local students with free books and to stress the importance of education and reading. This year's book fair brought in over 600 books donated to Ernie Pyle Elementary and the day concluded with punter Rigoberto Sanchez reading to and sharing heritage with students at the IPS elementary school.
Colts Unified Flag Classic
Colts hosted the inaugural Unified Flag Classic, a joint event in efforts between the Colts, Special Olympics Indiana, and the Indiana High School Athletic Association, that invited student-athletes with and without disabilities to participate together in flag football games.
Hispanic Heritage Football Camp
The Indianapolis Colts hosted a Hispanic Heritage Football Camp for over 175 students, grades 2-6, at Ernie Pyle Elementary School #90 in Indianapolis. The students took part in an interactive program aimed to introduce kids to the game of football while also teaching non-contact football skills such as catching and throwing.
2022 Playground Build
More than 150 volunteers from the Indianapolis Colts and local partners joined together for the 14th Annual Playground Build to construct a new play space at Deer Run Elementary School in Indianapolis.
Beyond The Sidelines Benefiting Kicking The Stigma
Beyond The Sidelines is the first in-person fundraiser event to benefit Kicking The Stigma, the Indianapolis Colts, and Irsay family initiative to raise awareness about mental health disorders and remove the shame and stigma associated with these illnesses. Through the Beyond The Sidelines Event, the Irsay Family looks to grow Kicking The Stigma's impact on mental health awareness and treatment.
Funds raised go toward the Kicking The Stigma Action Grants, which support non-profits and organizations that raise awareness about mental health or provide mental health treatment services.
Community Tuesday: School Uniform Blitz
The Indianapolis Colts partnered with American Family Insurance to participate in the Colts 'School Uniform Blitz'. The experience provides students in temporary housing or shelters, experiencing economic hardship or a similar situation, a school uniform package as a means to help eliminate clothing as a barrier to getting to and staying in school. The event also includes a book fair for students, where they are given an opportunity to pick two Scholastic books, free of charge.
Tenth Annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
More than 100 volunteers from the Indianapolis Colts and Lucas Oil teamed up to help construct a home for a local family at the 10th annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity.
Kicking the Stigma: Find Your Anchor Event
As a part of Mental Awareness Month, the Irsay Family along with Indianapolis Colts players and staff took part in a Find Your Anchor Boxing Event. As a part of the event, the team boxed 300 care boxes for the grassroots movement charity aimed at suicide prevention, awareness and education. To learn more about Find Your Anchor, visit, findyouranchor.us.
Hope to Dream 2022
The Colts and Kenny Moore II teamed up with Ashley to host Hope To Dream, donating new beds and beds sets to local children in need!
Kicking the Stigma: Media Preview of Kurt Cobain's Iconic Guitar
The Jim Irsay family and the Indianapolis Colts kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month in May by welcoming Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, to Indianapolis with Kurt Cobain's iconic Fender guitar used in Nirvana's cultural defining Smells Like Teen Spirit music video.