Indianapolis Colts Community Videos
2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year Nomination | Zaire Franklin
General manager Chris Ballard introduces the Colts 2023 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award nominee, Zaire Franklin. Whether it's been setting a franchise record for tackles or making a positive impact on the communities of Philadelphia and Indianapolis, Zaire has dedicated himself to creating a lasting legacy on and off the field.
Flags of Valor - Honoring Our Heroes
As a part of Salute to Service month, we invited Gold Star Families to come to the facility to honor their loved ones lost in service. They received a tour and then built wooden flags with Flags of Valor in their loved one's memory. And the end of they day they were surprised with framed jerseys with their fallen hero's last name. Their stories and love have impacted our lives more than we could ever imagine impacting theirs. Thank you for being so vulnerable and keeping their memory alive.
Kwity Paye and Campbell's Chunky Sack Hunger
Kwity Paye and his mom Agnes, with the help of Campbell's Chunky Soup, teamed with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana to fight hunger by helping prepare home delivery boxes filled with nourishing meals for local families in need. For every sack the Colts get (up to 25) Campbell's Chunky is donating 1,000 products to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.
Make-A-Wish practice visit Evan Ritzi
Colts Community hosted their Make-A-Wish Kid, and huge Colts fan, Evan Ritzi and his family from Riverside, CA. It was his wish to meet some of his favorite players. Even got to meet them and more. Following practice Evan had the opportunity to lead the post-practice huddle and break down the entire team.
Unified Flag Classic Recap 2023
The Indianapolis Colts hosted the second annual Colts Unified Flag Classic at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
The "unified sports" concept was first developed by the Special Olympics to provide high school students with and without intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate together on a team and collectively represent their school in sanctioned activities, providing a quality experience of training and competition in an inclusive environment.
Community Tuesday: School Uniform Blitz
The Indianapolis Colts kicked off the regular season and "Colts Community Tuesdays" by partnering with American Family Insurance for the Colts School Uniform Blitz at James Russell Lowell School #51 in Indianapolis providing more than 500 Lowell students with school outfits, helping eliminate school clothing as a barrier to students attending and staying in school. The event also included a book fair, where Lowell students were given an opportunity to pick two Scholastic books, free of charge.
Community Tuesday: Gleaners Food Bank Volunteer Day
To mark 40 seasons of giving back to the community, Colts players, coaches, staff, team mascot "Blue," Cheerleaders, and alumni will volunteer at 40 different sites in the Indianapolis area. Players spent Community Tuesday at Gleaners Food Bank, volunteering their time to sort and package food items to make an impact by serving Indiana families in need.
Kicking The Stigma: Colts and Bears joint service recap
Participating in a joint service project, Colts and Bears players and coaches built Kicking The Stigma Kits for elementary-aged children that promote kindness, provide stress-relieving activities, and raise awareness about the importance of being kind and wrote thank you notes for mental health professionals that will be delivered throughout the community on World Mental Health Day, October 10th.
2023 Books For Youth Recap
Colts General Manager Chris Ballard & Family, and Cargo Services, Inc. hosted a Books For Youth backpack distribution at Training Camp on Sunday. Now in its 17th year, Books For Youth has collected close to 900,000 books and distributed close to 9,000 backpacks to children in foster care. For more info, visit Colts.com/booksforyouth.
Riley Kids visit training camp
On Friday, July 28th, the Indianapolis Colts hosted a group of patients from Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and their family members at Colts Training Camp at Grand Park in Westfield, IN. The children got to share their stories with players such as Anthony Richardson, Zaire Franklin, Kenny Moore, and Drew Ogletree during a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Jim Irsay announced as the recipient of the Rev. Charles E. Williams Excellence Award
The Rev. Charles R. Williams Excellence Award is given to those who have helped shape, contribute, or strengthen Indiana Black Expo's vision of promoting African-American achievement in academics, athletics, business, education, or the arts. The recipient is a leader who has demonstrated courage, vision and dedication to diversity in the community.
11th Annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build
The Indianapolis Colts sponsored the 11th annual Habitat for Humanity Panel Build with Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity. More than 100 volunteers from the Colts and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance teamed up to help construct the home, providing a local family a fresh start toward a better life as first-time homeowners.
DeForest Buckner Colts Skills Camp
Colts All-Pro defensive lineman DeForest Buckner hosted the 17th Annual Indianapolis Colts Skills Camp. The skills camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 2-8, the one-day camp provides an opportunity for flag and tackle football players to get position-specific coaching and character development lessons from local youth, high school, and college coaches.