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The Indianapolis Colts in The Heart of the Community

The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community
 and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana.

Each year, the Indianapolis Colts give back to Indiana communities in a variety of ways, 
including financial, ticket and merchandise donations totaling in the millions of dollars. 
In addition, Colts players, coaches, wives and staff volunteer numerous hours of their time toward community projects and initiatives.

Leading by example, The Indianapolis Colts hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back.
The Indianapolis Colts goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships 
and
maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community,
 thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.


The latest news on the Colts giving to the community

Friday, December 12

SOLE DESTINATION SHOE COLLECTION

The Finish Line is encouraging fans to clean out their closets and bring any old shoes, sandals or boots down to the stadium this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts and Finish Line are hosting the Sole Destination Shoe Collection to benefit Soles4Souls prior to kickoff of the Colts vs. Lions game. From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., volunteers will be collecting all types of new and gently used shoes at the Colts Community Collections Stations located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. Each fan who donates an item before heading into the game will receive a coupon good for a $10 discount at Finish Line stores or www.finishline.com.

Soles4Souls accepts all types of new and gently worn footwear including athletic shoes, work boots, and sandals. Every donation will be used to make a significant difference in the quality of life of someone in desperate need. Soles4Souls along with its many distribution partners are working to provide shoes “around the corner and around the world” to those who are without any type of footwear.

Since its inception, Soles4Souls has facilitated the distribution of nearly 4 million pairs of shoes worldwide. The intent of the organization is to provide free footwear to people in desperate need. These people include the victims of Hurricane Katrina, people living in the abject poverty of refugee camps in Uganda and women escaping domestic violence situations who need professional shoes for interviews. For more information about Soles4Souls visit www.giveshoes.org.

Friday, December 5, 2008

SEEKING A RECORD

Colts, Indiana Blood Center Host Bleed Blue Blood Drive presented by CardioChek

The Colts have made plenty of history on the field in recent seasons.

Now, they’re hoping to make it off the field.

The Colts, through a partnership with the Indiana Blood Center, on Tuesday, December 9, will host their annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive presented by CardioChek. They will do so inside Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis, with the idea of making it the biggest blood drive in the history of the Indiana Blood Center

“Colts fans always step up,” Colts Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Zupancic said. “Part of being a Hoosier is to help your neighbor in times of need.

The fans of Indiana over the years have helped make the Colts’ home stadium one of the biggest home field advantages in the NFL. Now, we’re encouraging fans to make Lucas Oil Stadium the place where the Colts and their supporters set a record for giving the gift of life.”

The drive will be held on Lucas Oil Plaza, located on the north side of the stadium, with each fan participating receiving a limited edition Gary Brackett football and photograph.

The Colts also are offering donors other exclusive opportunities that day, including:

• Gary Brackett Autograph Session, presented by CardioChek. Colts middle linebacker Gary Brackett will be on-hand from noon-1 p.m. to sign autographs for donors.

• Blue and Colts Cheerleaders. From 5-7 p.m., the NFL’s No. 1 mascot will be on hand for autographs and pictures. Colts Cheerleaders will also be at the stadium during that time period to thank donors.

• Free Blood Pressure Screenings. Novartis Pharmaceuticals, a proud supporter of the 2008 Bleed Blue Blood Drive, will be at the stadium offering fans free blood pressure screenings as a part of their Tackling High Blood Pressure program.

• Chance to kick a field goal through the uprights at Lucas Oil Stadium. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Peyton Manning or Adam Vinatieri? Here’s your chance to prove it. Throughout the day, fans will have the opportunity to go down onto the field at Lucas Oil Stadium and kick a field goal or throw a pass.

• Face Painter. Complimentary face painting will be available from 5-7 p.m.

• Corporate Challenge for Indiana Businesses. Does your company bleed blue? Here’s your chance to showcase your office’s Colts pride. The company that has the most employees donate at the stadium that day will receive a special commemorative painted football. To register your company for the corporate challenge, email Magon Works at the Indiana Blood Center (mtworks@indianablood.org).

PARKING INFORMATION: During the blood drive, complimentary parking will be available for all donors in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium (entry off of Capitol Ave.). Fans must enter the stadium that day through the Sprint East Gate.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To celebrate this historical drive, the Indiana Blood Center will close all six (6) of its Central Indiana branch offices that day to encourage Hoosiers in the area to visit the stadium to donate. Please join us at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday, December 9, as we team up to save lives and made a difference.

For more information on the 2008 Bleed Blue Blood Drive, please visit www.colts.com/bleedblue.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS


The Indianapolis Colts and the DCS are asking you for your help in being part of a team to educate our foster youth and young adults by participating in the third annual BOOKS FOR YOUTH
pre-game drive.

The collection will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Colts Community Collection Stations located outside of each ofthe four gates at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Volunteers from the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the community will be on-site to collect new and gently used books.

ANTHEM ANGELS

Honoring Everyday Heroes” will kickoff during the first home game of the regular season on September 7.

Help us to honor eight (8) individuals this season who have made an outstanding contribution, from firefighters and EMTs to educators and social workers, by nominating them for “Anthem Angels.”

Each “angel” will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the game, a featured story with his or her photo on www.colts.com, in addition to a feature in the Colts gameday magazine and recognition on the Jumbotron in Lucas Oil Stadium.

One “angel” will be selected prior to each 2008 Colts regular season home game. For more information or to nominate someone you know, please visit www.colts.com/anthemangels.

COACH OF THE YEAR

For the second year, the Indianapolis Colts and Motorola are teaming up to honor Indiana high school football coaches through the 2008 Motorola Coach of the Year program. Beginning in late August, high school football fans across Indiana will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite coach.

The top vote-getter from each division will then be selected as a Motorola Coach of the Year and receive a $1,000 donation to their football program, compliments of Motorola and the Indianapolis Colts. In addition, the coach who receives the highest number of votes overall will receive two (2) tickets to a 2008 Colts home game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Log onto www.colts.com/motorola to cast your vote today!

 

The Indianapolis Colts Youth Football Department is teaming up with Gatorade this fall to bring Big Blue Football Camps to 20 area schools around the State of Indiana. These free camps give students in grades 2-5 the chance to get active and learn basic football skills in a non-contact camp.

 
GAMEDAY COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS

This season, the Colts will again partner with numerous non-profit organizations to host charity collections prior to select home games at Lucas Oil Stadium. Each collection will begin four hours prior to kickoff. Please join us as we support local community organizations in their efforts to serve those in need.

August 24Books for Youth (New and gently used books for Indiana foster youth)

August 28Fill the Boot – Indianapolis Fire Department (Monetary donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association)

September 21Coats for Kids, presented by WTHR (New and gently used coats for the Salvation Army)

November 16SACKing Hunger, presented by Meijer (Canned food for Gleaners Food Bank)

December 7WISH Tree Toy Drive, presented by WISH-TV (New toys benefiting the Salvation Army)

   

Listed below are just a few of what The Indianapolis Colts are all about besides football:

Anthem Angels
Bells for Kids
Bleed Blue Blood Drive
Blue Milk Days
Blue Ribbon Literacy Campaign
Books for Youth
Coach of the Week
Coats For Kids
Cold Feet, Warm Shoes
Colts Art & Coloring Contest
Colts Community Gameday Collections
Community Quarterback Award
Community Tuesdays
Faith and Football
Fill the Boot Gameday Collection
Game Day Collections
Gameday Greetings
Grants  Available for Students
Make It Personal Tour
Motorola Coach of the Year
Player Foundations
Player Ticket Blocks
SACKing Hunger Gameday Collection
Student All Star
Suiting Up for School
Touchdowns for Teens 
Vectren Volunteer Days
WISH Tree Toy Drive
Youth Football Grants

The Indianapolis Colts are proud to support the men and women who are serving our country around the globe.
For the third consecutive year, the Colts donated several hundred tickets to military personnel and sent military care packages to personnel overseas.


GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

Indiana Students May Now Apply For Grants to Give Back

For a third season, the Indianapolis Colts and Grange Insurance are excited to present the 2008 Student All Star Grant program. Indiana students, ages 13 and under, committed to serving their community through service projects will have the opportunity to be awarded individual grants up to $500 each during the 2008 regular season.

The Student All Star Grant seeks to inspire and enable children to give back to their communities at a young age. The students are provided an opportunity to make a positive difference in their communities while strengthening their skill sets in a variety of areas, from helping to plan a fundraiser to building homes, and engaging their interest in helping others.

In the grant application process, students are asked to find local support among community partners in their efforts to help identify and fulfill a need within the community. Students are then challenged to strategically think and submit their plan for an opportunity to receive a Student All Star Grant.

In addition to the individual grant, each recipient will be gifted to complete service projects in their community, he or she will also receive two (2) tickets to a 2008 Colts home game and an autographed photograph of Colts DT Darrell Reid, compliments of Darrell Reid’s Footz Foundation.

Grant applications are now available online at www.colts.com/allstar. The deadline for this year’s applications is October 31, 2008.

Once we have received and reviewed grant applications, grant recipients will be notified no later than November 28, 2008.

Listed below are the 2007 Student All Star Grant recipients, including their hometown and community partners.

Albany
Kaylin Gibson (DeSoto Elementary)
Stafford Insurance Group 

Brownsburg
Elizabeth Hall (Prevent Child Abuse – Hendricks County)
Henson Insurance Agency

Ft. Wayne
Chris Smith’s Kindergarten Class (Ft. Wayne Community Schools)
Miller and Fiandt Insurance Services

Indianapolis
Junior Girl Scout Troop 158 (Girl Scouts of Central Indiana)
Jim Lautenschlager Agency

Hoosier Capital Council Brownie Troop #25 from Christ the King School
(Project Linus of Hamilton County)
Walker Lane and Assoc. Insurance

Dalen Alexander Sharpe (Wil-Dor and Associates, Inc.)
Consolidated Insurance Service

Dani Williams (Food Link)
Carson Agency

Portland

Mr. Pinkerton’s Third Grade Class (Judge Haynes Elementary)
First Merchants Insurance Services

Roachdale

Adriana Millican and Jeremiah Fink (Roachdale VFW – Post 3284)
Johnson & Malott Insurance

Shelbyville

Lucy Furiak (Shelby Arts Council)


Help The Students of Indianapolis

For the first time ever the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the ADVANTAGE Health SkyConcert Foundation are joining forces to make a difference for local IPS students across the city, by raising thousands of dollars with the Suiting Up For School initiative. All money raised will put school uniforms on the backs of IPS students, supplies in their backpacks, and help keep them fed when they are not in school. The entirety of funds collected will be distributed to Shepherd Community Center, Gleaner’s Food Bank, and the United Way’s Backpack Attack program. Be a part of history by joining the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Pacers and the Advantage Health Skyconcert and make a donation to help improve the life of a local IPS student!

Donation Levels

$57

Your donation will provide for an IPS student a complete uniform, a backpack full of school supplies and a weekend’s worth of meals. In thanks for your donation, you will receive a commemorative campaign t-shirt and a personal letter from Pacers, Colts and SkyConcert executives!

$32

Your donation will provide for an IPS student a complete uniform and a weekend’s worth of meals. In thanks for your donation, you will receive a commemorative campaign magnet and a personal letter from Pacers, Colts and SkyConcert executives!

$17

Your donation will provide an entire week’s worth of meals for an IPS student. In thanks for your donation, you will receive a personal letter from Pacers, Colts and SkyConcert executives!

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Make check/money order payable to:
Emmis Community Fund
attn: Amanda Atkinson
40 Monument Cir, #600
Indianapolis, IN 46204

 


Anthem Angels
(presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield)

The Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are teaming up to recognize individuals for their service above and beyond the call of duty.

The Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have teamed up to present Anthem Angels&ldots;Honoring Everyday Heroes. Nominate a fellow community member that has been a “First Respondent” in outstanding service to the community through his or her civil or public service profession. Nominees may include (but are not limited to) firefighters, police officers, nurses, emergency medical technicians, social workers, education administrators and teachers.

One “Anthem Angel” will be selected prior to each 2008 Colts regular season home game. Each “Anthem Angel” will receive four (4) VIP Club Seat Tickets to the game, a featured story with his or her photo on www.colts.com, in addition to a feature story in the Colts game-day magazine (the Scout) and recognition on the Jumbotron monitor in Lucas Oil Stadium during the game.

To download a 2008 Anthem Angels Nomination Form and Instructions, click here..


Blue Milk Days
(presented by Dairy Management)

3-A-Day

The 3-A-Day Program is a national initiative started by the American Dairy Association to encourage people to have three daily servings of milk, cheese and yogurt for stronger bones.

The Indianapolis Colts have partnered with Dairy Managment Inc. (DMI) and the American Dairy Association of Indiana to host "Blue Milk Days" in area schools, helping to create awareness of the 3-A-Day Program.

Designed to educate students on proper health and nutrition, the 3-A-Day program encourages youth to have at least three servings of dairy every day to help build strong bones and provide energy.

In 2007, Colts TE Bryan Fletcher and WR Aaron Moorehead visited Westfield High School and Westlane Middle School for a "Blue Milk Day." At each event, the players teamed up with Colts Cheerleaders and Blue to talk to students about proper nutrition and answer questions.


WISH Tree Toy Drive

Sunday, December 7, 2008 9:00 AM

On Sunday, December 7, 2008, the Indianapolis Colts, WISH-TV and the Salvation Army will once again team up for the WISH Tree Toy Drive. Prior to kickoff of the Colts vs. Bengals game, WISH-TV personalities and Salvation Army volunteers will collect new toys at the Colts Community Collection Stations outside each of the Lucas Oil Stadium gates from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.* Monetary donations will also be accepted.

Each fan who donates a toy that day received a limited edition Colts holiday poster. All toys will be donated to the Salvation Army for their annual "Toy Shop" event. For more information on the Indiana Division of the Salvation Army, click here.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is part of the NFL's Flex Scheduling. As a result, the kickoff time is subject to change. The Toy Drive will begin four hours to kickoff. For more information on Flex Scheduling, click here..


Colts Help Raise Money For Safe Haven Programs

March 6, 2008

Coburn Place Safe Haven has raised approximately $45,000 with its inaugural "Blue Breakfast - A Kick-off for Coburn Place." The Indianapolis Colts donated the use of their training facility for the event and former Colts' offensive lineman Tarik Glenn was among the featured speakers. Coburn Place provides secure, transitional housing and supportive services to victims of domestic violence.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Great teamwork leads to success. 

Just ask the Indianapolis Colts, who haven't seen an empty seat in the RCA Dome for years. Better yet, ask the volunteers, staff, board members and sponsors who helped put together the first-ever "Blue Breakfast - A Kick-off for Coburn Place." They experienced a sell-out themselves this morning, with all 360 tickets to their fundraiser snapped up by the community.

According to organizers, the inaugural Blue Breakfast raised approximately $45,000 for Coburn Place Safe Haven (www.coburnplace.org). Located at 604 E. 38th St., Coburn provides secure, transitional housing and supportive services to victims of domestic violence. Residents can stay at the non-profit organization's facilities for up to two years, to begin healing and move toward emotional, physical and financial independence.

All of the proceeds from this new fundraiser will go directly toward programming such as therapeutic support groups, health and economic education, family development classes and seasonal camps and homework help for children.

Three-time Pro-Bowler and offensive lineman for the Colts' 2006 Super Bowl team, Tarik Glenn, was among the featured speakers during the Blue Breakfast. A father of four, Glenn spoke about the importance of organizations like Coburn Place.

"It is great to see this team effort - everyone coming together for a common cause," Glenn said during the event at the Indianapolis Colts Training Facility. "If we can give these women and children a chance to be successful in life, they can go out in the world and make a difference."

Since opening its doors in 1996, Coburn Place has served 378 women and 637 children. "Deneva," a mother of four, is one of them.

"I left a nine-year marriage, and I was scared and angry," she said this morning. "When I went to Coburn Place, I found out that I wasn't alone - that other women felt the same way I did.

"Now, each day is better than the day before," Deneva added. "I'm going to school, I'm learning to trust, and I've made friendships that will last a lifetime. If I would have been anywhere else, I wouldn't have made it."

The Indianapolis Colts donated the use of their training facility - the "Colts Complex" - for the 2008 Blue Breakfast. Pedcor Companies was the primary sponsor.

"Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who helped make this first-time event a success," said Lianne Somerville, executive director for Coburn Place. "We appreciate you supporting our mission. With your help, we are changing lives one family at a time."

Source: Coburn Place Safe Haven Programs

 


Colts Fitness Camp

The Indianapolis Colts and Riley Hospital for Children believe that physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle are essential elements that every student in the state of Indiana should be educated about and live by.  We have put together a workout accustomed to middle school students in grades 6-8. By implementing small dumbbells, towels and other easy to access materials into the exercise routine, students will be able to continue this new program from the comforts of their own home.

The Indianapolis Colts plan to kick-off the inaugural Fitness Camp in the fall of 2007. This camp will target schools in the greater Indianapolis area and will reach more than 2000 middle school students. With 25 appearances in the works, this program aims to energize and educate students that otherwise would not have the chance to learn these valuable life skills.

The month of January:

Friday, January 11, 2008 10:00 AM
at
St. Susanna
1212 E Main St, Plainfield, IN 

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:00 AM
Fall Creek Valley Middle School 
 9701 E 63rd St Oaklandon IN

 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 9:00 AM
Christ the King
5858 Crittenden Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220 

 
Thursday, January 17, 2008 10:00 AM
Guion Creek Middle School 
4401 W 52nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46254  

Tuesday, January 22, 2008 9:00 AM
St. Luke 

Thursday, January 24, 2008 9:00 AM
John Marshall Middle School 
 10101 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 

Monday, January 28, 2008 9:00 AM
Our Lady of Lourdes School
5333 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219 

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 9:00 AM
Southeast Fountain 


Giving dads the winning edge 

Thursday
May 29, 2008
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Indianapolis Colts Practice Facility

Event expected to sell out early 

Only $15 per family (includes father and up to 4 children)

This event is recommended for children 5 years of age and older 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM   Check-in begins and Fun Zone open. 

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Fathers will rotate through stations learning fatherhood tips and playing interactive games with their children. 

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Event Wrap-up and Fun Zone open. 

The All Pro Dad fatherhood program helps to educate fathers on the best ways to become an “All Pro Dad”. Fathers were encouraged to bring their children to the event, where they enjoyed a behind-the-scenes facility tour, including stops at the Practice Field and Pavilion.  At each stop, dads learned fatherhood tips while participating in activities with their children.

Following his Super Bowl XLI victory, Coach Dungy was also featured in a public service announcement for All Pro Dad. 

“T are a wonderful football organization,” said All Pro Dad President Mark Merrill.  “We’re even more excited about how much they are committed to helping Indianapolis families.”he Colts

All Pro Dad is the fatherhood program of Family First, a national non-profit organization based in Tampa, Florida.  All Pro Dad features 41 NFL Players, Coaches and Alumni who speak out on the importance of being a good father. In addition to the Colts event, All Pro Dad conducts the Father & Kids Experience with the Steelers, Packers, Chiefs, Dolphins, Jaguars, Buccaneers and Bills.

For more information on All Pro Dad, visit www.allprodad.com


Touchdowns for Teens 

 The Indianapolis Colts join Taco Bell to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana.

Indianapolis area Taco Bell® Restaurants will team up for the third year with the Indianapolis Colts to sponsor “Touchdown for Teens,” a fundraiser benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana. Throughout the 2007 season, Taco Bell will donate $100 for every touchdown the Colts score. One hundred percent of the net profits will go toward various Boys & Girls Clubs in Central Indiana. Since 2005, the Colts have scored 110 touchdowns which means that Taco Bell has donated $11,000 to local Boys & Girls Clubs.

“Taco Bell is excited to sponsor Touchdown for Teens for the third year,” said Charlie Brown, local Taco Bell franchise owner. “For every Touchdown the Colts make, Taco Bell will donate $100 to help kids at the Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis. We’re all hoping to see a lot of touchdowns this season!”

Taco Bell is also teaming up with the Indianapolis Colts to sponsor the in-store “Touchdown for Teens” promotion. Beginning August 29 thru September 10, all Indianapolis area Taco Bell locations will sell paper Horseshoes for $1. All net proceeds from the $1 dollar contributions will be donated on behalf of Taco Bell to various Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana.

Known as “The Positive Place for Teens and Kids,” Boys & Girls Clubs of America provide character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old. Key programs emphasize character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, the arts and sports, fitness and recreation. For further information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Indiana, please call (847) 490-5240 or visit their website at
 http://www.bgca.org

Taco Bell Corp., a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., (NYSE: YUM), is the nation’s leading Mexican-style quick service restaurant chain serving tacos, burritos, signature Quesadillas, Border Bowls®, nachos and other specialty items. Taco Bell serves more than 35 million consumers each week in more than 6,500 restaurants in the U.S.  In 2003, Taco Bell generated $5.4 billion in system-wide sales.

Think Outside the Bun and visit www.tacobell.com


Bleed Blue Blood Drive
(presented by CardioChek)

The Colts and the Indiana Blood Center (IBC) are encouraging fans across Indiana to give the gift of life by donating blood.
The Indianapolis Colts will be hosting several blood drives throughout the year.

For eight years, the Indianapolis Colts have partnered with the Indiana Blood Center to host the annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive. One of the largest drives in the history of the Center, the Bleed Blue Blood Drive encourages thousands of fans each year to give the gift of life. As a result of their continued partnership with the Blood Center, the Colts were presented with a 2008 Award of Excellence for Most Productive Blood Drive by America’s Blood Centers during their annual conference in New York City

UPCOMING BLEED BLUE BLOOD DRIVES:

2008 Bleed Blue Blood Drive

The Colts and Indiana Blood Center will host their annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive, presented by CardioChek during December 2008. This year, Colts LB Gary Brackett and his IMPACT Foundation are pleased to be a part of the blood drive. Each individual who visits an Indiana Blood Center location during the 2008 Bleed Blue Blood Drive will receive a limited edition football featuring Brackett's picture and signature. Each donor will also receive a photograph of Brackett, compliments of CardioChek. Please stay tuned for more details!

(Feb. 25, 2008)—The Indiana Blood Center and Indianapolis Colts ongoing partnership to attract blood donors will earn national recognition today at America’s Blood Centers (ABC) annual convention in New York. The trade organization of independent blood centers will honor the team with an Award of Excellence for the Most Productive drive of the year among the country’s largest blood centers.

The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Blood Center earned the award for the success of the Super Blue blood drive, hosted after the team won the AFC Championship and before the Indianapolis franchise’s first-ever trip to the Super Bowl in January 2007. The Colts lent their media spotlight and fan frenzy to Indiana Blood Center for a three-day blood drive that drew 3,624 donors. Fans, clamoring for any opportunity to be part of Colts mania, donated at 14 Indiana Blood Center locations and received a t-shirt tagged “Heed the Stampede,” perfectly positioned alongside the AFC Championship logo.

“The Colts organization believes strongly in our commitment to Indiana Blood Center because it allows the team and our fans to make a positive impact in communities throughout the state,” said Nicole Duncan, executive director of community relations for the Indianapolis Colts. “Because Indiana Blood Center collects and supplies donated blood to Indiana hospitals, we are able to connect with fans from Evansville to Muncie and nearly everywhere between.”

Indiana Blood Center and the Indianapolis Colts first partnered in 2000 to entice blue and white fans to donate blood. Since, the team is credited with attracting 27,614 of their Colts fans to become donors to Indiana Blood Center through such campaigns as the annual Bleed Blue Blood drive held each December, the Make it Personal Tour in the summer of 2007 and Blue Friday promotions during the football season.

“The Indianapolis Colts are a world-class organization and a true asset to our state,” said Byron Buhner, president and CEO of Indiana Blood Center. “Earning the top honor among blood drives nationally for their efforts in Indiana proves that the Colts believe being champions in their community is just as important as being champions on the field.”

Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana's health care infrastructure, supplying more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals every day. The nonprofit community service organization was founded in 1952 to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and testing services first to the people in our own communities, then wherever our blood products and testing services are needed. For more information, call 800-632-4722 or visit www.indianablood.org.

Source: Indiana Blood Center


Colts Art & Coloring Contest 

The Indianapolis Colts offer an opportunity for Colts fans and young artists to submit entries for a local art contest.

Designed to promote the arts among youth, the Colts Art and Coloring Contest offers young fans the opportunity to showcase their talent by drawing pictures of their favorite Colts players and coaches in action or in the community. The program was started by former Colts DB Mike Doss in 2004 and has quickly become one of the most popular Colts programs for youth. In 2006, young artists across Indiana submitted more than 1,200 entries for a chance to win Colts tickets, autographed memorabilia and a special recognition party.

This year's winners will receive:

  • Tickets to the Colts vs. Jaguars game on Sunday, December 2, 2007

  • Feature in the Colts game day program, the Scout
  • Special Colts party 
  • Artwork displayed at the Indianapolis Art Center beginning December 3

  • Blue's "Top 10" coloring contest entries will also be on display at the Art Center.


Cold Feet, Warm Shoes

Indianapolis Colts and United Way Team with Retailer in Community Event

For a second consecutive year, the Indianapolis Colts partnered with Indianapolis-based Hat World, parent company Nashville, Tenn.-based Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) and the United Way of Central Indiana to make winter a little easier for the more than 300 students of Francis Scott Key Elementary School, IPS  #103.

On Tuesday, November 28, more than 70 volunteers set-up and staffed a mock shoe and hat store created in the school's gymnasium and individually measured and fit each child (grades K-6) with their choice of new shoes. In addition, Indianapolis Colts players and Cheerleaders distributed t-shirts, visited with the children and spread holiday cheer.

The event, Cold Feet, Warm Shoes, is Genesco's annual community outreach program. At Francis Scott Key, more than 94 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches, an indicator of poverty. United Way, with their understanding of the local community, took on the role of identifying a school where the need is great. In the Indianapolis metropolitan area, more than 64,000 children live in poverty - enough to more than fill the RCA Dome.

http://www.genesco.com/cold_feet,_warm_shoes


PLAYER TICKET BLOCKS

As part of the Colts Community Ticket Block program, several players and coaches work with a variety of local charities to provide a unique opportunity for the individuals they service. Through the generous donation of Colts players and coaches, it allows youth, adults and families to experience Colts gameday in a unique way.

Groups who receive tickets through the program receive t-shirts, a picture of their group on the field during the pre-game warm-ups and pizza, compliments of Papa John’s.

In keeping with the NFL’s tradition of giving back to the community, several Indiana non-profit organizations will benefit throughout the season.

The following is a list of players/coaches who have 2007 ticket blocks:

LB Gary Brackett (Brack’s Pack*)
DT Raheem Brock (Brock’s Kids
Coach Tony Dungy (Coach’s Corner) 
DE Dwight Freeney (Freeney’s Sack Pack) 
DB Marlin Jackson (Action Jackson Pack) 
OG Ryan Lilja (Lilja’s Legion) 
WR Aaron Moorehead (Aaron’s Army) 
DT Darrell Reid (Darrell Reid’s Footz Foundation) 
DB Bob Sanders (Sanders Heavy Hitters)

Additional players and staff members who are donating game tickets this year include: Bill Polian, Marvin Harrison, Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne.

*Supported by Huntington Bank

 


Basket of Hope 

 The Basket of Hope program is a national effort providing inspirational gifts to children diagnosed with cancer.

The Basket of Hope program delivers baskets filled with Bibles, inspirational books for parents and children, journals, CD and cassette players, music, videos, stuffed animals, toys and games to children recently diagnosed with cancer. The baskets, valued at $200 each, are hand-delivered by caring volunteers of the community.

Coach Tony Dungy's assistant, Jackie Cook, coordinates the program and ensures the children's names are passed on to people in the community that will pray for them and send get-well wishes to the families as a follow-up to the visit and basket.

"You're looking for things to do and ways to get involved in the community and usually, good opportunities will come," Dungy said. "There are a lot of people out there that are wanting to do good things. You have to sort them out, but if you keep your eyes open, good things will come and I think this is one of them."

For more information, contact: 
Jackie Cook 
P.O. Box 535000 
Indianapolis, IN 46254 
317.808.5202 
www.basketofhope.org 

CP Morgan and McDonalds are proud to support the Basket of Hope program.

Carson Scholars Fund



In 2005, Coach Dungy helped establish the Indianapolis Chapter of CSF by raising more than $68,000 at the inaugural Colts Celebrity Showdown and endowing scholarships at two Indianapolis Public Schools.

ABOUT THE CARSON SCHOLARS FUND

Established in 1994 by world renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson and his wife, Candy, the Carson Scholars Fund (CSF) was created to help our children stay competitive with Third-World countries in science, math and technology, as well as balance academic achievement with the high esteem our society gives to sports and entertainment. Indianapolis marks the tenth location of this program in the United States.

To learn more about the Carson Scholars Fund, please visit www.carsonscholars.org

On Wednesday, June 6, 2007, Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy hosted the 3rd Annual Colts Celebrity Showdown, presented by Chevrolet and Huntington National Bank, to benefit the Indianapolis Chapter of the Carson Scholars Fund. The evening included a cocktail reception, live and silent auction, autograph session, buffet dinner and the Celebrity Showdown, a "Family Feud"-style gameshow featuring members of the Colts offense versus the defense.

Through the generous support of our sponsors and guests, we raised more than $160,000 to provide scholarships for Indiana middle and high school students! A special thank you to all of our sponsors for the evening: Chevrolet, Huntington National Bank, O'Charley's, Budweiser, Coca-Cola and National Wine & Spirits.

Young Playmakers Challenge 

 The Colts and American Family Insurance are encouraging Indiana middle school students to volunteer in their communities.

In 2006, the Colts, American Family Insurance and the Indiana Department of Education teamed up to promote volunteerism among Indiana middle school students through the Young Playmakers Challenge. Through this initiative, classrooms are encouraged to complete a service project in their area during October and November. In December, one classroom is selected to receive a visit from the Colts Tight Ends.

Leran more about Young Playmakers Challenge here


Colts Community Quarterback Award

Designed to promote and reward volunteerism, the Colts Community Quarterback program is made possible through the Indianapolis Colts, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP and Carrabba's Italian Grill.

The Community Quarterback Award is part of the Colts ongoing effort to encourage fans to “Join The Team” and make a difference in their communities.

“Our season ticket holders are an important part of our team,” said Nicole Duncan, Executive Director of Community Relations, Indianapolis Colts. “Through the Community Quarterback Award, we want to honor those individuals that are working quietly every day to make our hometown communities a better place.”

The Colts Community Quarterback Award is part of a league-wide “Join The Team” initiative focused on promoting volunteerism among NFL fans across America. Click here to learn how you can
 “Join The Team.”


Community Tuesday 

 Colts Community Tuesdays is a season-long outreach program in which players participate in activities every Tuesday.

Through the Colts Community Tuesdays, sponsored by WISH TV, Colts players participate in various charitable activities every Tuesday* of the season. From school and hospital visits to beautification projects, the Colts partner with various non-profit organizations across Indiana to complete each Community Tuesday event.

To find out what the Colts are up to during the 2008 Community Tuesdays, click here

*Tuesdays are traditionally the only off day for NFL players during the weeks of the regular season.


VECTREN VOLUNTEER DAYS

The "Vectren Volunteer Program," is a program that gives Colts fans throughout Indiana the opportunity to earn tickets to a Colts game by volunteering their time for local non-profit agencies. As part of the Colts Community Tuesdays program, fans work side by side with various Colts players. The Vectren Volunteer Program is open to volunteers who agree to donate their time to benefit their community on a first come, first serve basis. Volunteers will be rewarded for their efforts with an opportunity to win a pair of tickets to an upcoming Colts game courtesy of Vectren.


Fill the Boot Gameday Collection

Thursday, August 28, 2008 3:00 PM

The Indianapolis Colts, the Indianapolis Fire Department and the Muscular Dystrophy Association are once again teaming up to host a “Fill the Boot” collection prior to kickoff of the Colts vs. Bengals game on Thursday, August 28.

Indianapolis firefighters will be collecting monetary donations outside each of the Lucas Oil Stadium gates beginning at 3 p.m. All donations will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


Coats for Kids Gameday Collection

Sunday, September 21, 2008 1:15 PM

Every year the Indianapolis Colts and WTHR Channel 13 join together to keep youth warm during the cold Indiana months through the Coats for Kids gameday collection.

The 2008 collection will take place prior to the Colts vs. Jaguars game on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Personalities from WTHR, as well as volunteers from the Salvation Army, will be collecting new and gently used coats at the Colts Community Collection Stations located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. Fans are encouraged to drop off their donation from 1-4 p.m. Monetary donations will also be accepted.

All of the coats will be cleaned by Tuchman Cleaners and distributed to Indiana families at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 11.



SACKing Hunger Gameday Collection

Sunday, November 16, 2008 9:00 AM

On Sunday, November 16, 2008, the Indianapolis Colts and Meijer will team up for the 3rd Annual SACKing Hunger pre-game collection prior to kickoff of the Colts vs. Texans game. From 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.,* volunteers will be collecting canned and other non-perishable food items at the Colts Community Collections Stations located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.

Each fan who donates an item before heading into the game will receive a special, limited-edition Colts poster, compliments of Meijer and the Colts.

All food items collected will be donated to Gleaners Food Bank. Cash donations will also be accepted.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: This game is part of the NFL's Flex Scheduling. As a result, the kickoff time is subject to change. The Toy Drive will begin four hours to kickoff. For more information on Flex Scheduling, click here.

 

 


Blue Ribbon Literacy Campaign 

The Indianpolis Colts are encouraging Hoosiers across Indiana to spend time reading. 

Launched during the 2007 season, the Colts Blue Ribbon Literacy Campaign was created to encourage Hoosiers of all ages to spend more time reading. According to the Indiana Literacy Association, there are between 800,000 and 1.5 million individuals in the state whose literacy skills are beneath the threshold for what is considered necessary for life in America. Through the campaign, the Colts will be reaching out to all ages to promote literacy and the importance of reading.

Components of the campaign include:


READ Posters

A series of three READ® posters were produced and are being distributed to all public and private libraries in the state of Indiana. The posters feature Marvin Harrison, Jeff Saturday and the Colts mascot, Blue.  The messaging on the posters encourages individuals to
READ . . .to learn,
READ . . .with your kids
and
READ . . .for fun, respectively. 


Blue's Book Club and Family Reading Nights

The Indianapolis Colts teamed up with the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library (IMCPL) for two specific projects to promote literacy. These projects include Blue’s Book Club and Family Reading Nights.

Blue’s Book Club is a recommended reading list for children ages pre-school to 14. 
Blue’s Book Club bookmarks can be found at any IMCPL branch or found here.

During the 2007 season, the Colts made special monthly visits to promote Family Reading Nights at various IMCPL branches around Indianapolis. These visits, also known as “Mane Events”, included fun and educational activities that ranged from games, craft stations and face painting to word searches and a create your own bookmark station. Families in attendance got to enjoy snacks while meeting Blue, Colts Cheerleaders and Colts Players.  The most enjoyable part of the evening was when the players participated in story time and read to the kids.

Adults and children were also encouraged to sign up for library cards at the event if they do not already have one. 


Public Service Campaign

The Colts, with the help and support of the Indiana Library Federation, the Indiana Literacy Foundation, and the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, are pleased to help promote literacy in the state of Indiana.

For information on how you can volunteer to become a tutor, visit www.readupindy.org or www.indyreads.org


Books for Youth

 

Colts and Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) provide books for foster youth in Central Indiana.

On Tuesday, December 12, 2006 the Indianapolis Colts announced a new partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) for the “Books for Youth” program. Through this program, the Colts and the DCS will provide foster children throughout Central Indiana with their own personal library of 25 books.

On any given day in Marion County alone, more than 1,200 children are in the foster care system and too often they leave their belongings behind when they move.  The Colts and DCS want to change that by helping place 25 age- appropriate books per child into the hands of foster youth and young adults and are asking for community support to make a smart handoff to Indiana’s youth.

Created in 2006 through a partnership between the Colts and the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS), the Books for Youth program seeks to provide a personal library of 25 books for every foster child in Indiana. To accomplish this goal, the Colts have hosted numerous book drives at their games, Blue Friday events and school visits. Through these efforts, the Colts and their fans have helped donate more than 60,000 books!

 To find out moe about Books for Youths and how you can support the Books for Youth program, click here.

The Colts realize that reading is such a significant foundation for learning and hope to continue to raise awareness for this important issue while encouraging families to spend fun and quality time together. To that end, the campaign will continue to expand in the coming years through additional programming with the goal to make a lasting impact on the face of literacy in Indiana.


UPCOMING BOOKS FOR YOUTH COLLECTIONS:

    * Prior to kickoff of their first game inside Lucas Oil Stadium on August 24, the Colts will host a book collection from 4-8 p.m. Fans are encouraged to drop off their donation at the Colts Community Collection Stations located outside the Stadium gates before heading inside.

If you are unable to donate on August 24, but would like to support the Books for Youth initiative, please click here for more information.

    * The Colts will also be collecting books at each of their Blue Friday events this year. Blue Fridays take place at various locations around Central Indiana the Friday prior to each of the Colts regular season games. Click here for a list of 2008 Blue Friday dates and locations.
Click here for THE NEXT Blue Friday Event

    * To find out how you can host a book drive in your community, visit http://www.in.gov/dcs/2895.htm    * You may also drop off new or gently used books for children of all ages at any Indianapolis Marion County Library branch. For a listing of branch locations, please click here.

 


Young Playmakers Challenge

In order to promote volunteerism among Indiana middle school students, the Colts and American Family Insurance teamed up with the Indiana Department of Education to host the Young Playmakers Challenge. 
Through this program, approximately 10,000 middle school students in more than 400 classrooms across Indianatracked their volunteer hours during October and November.
In addition, the Colts and the Department of Education provided teachers with service learning materials to help their students learn about the importance of giving back to their community. From reading at schools to volunteering at community centers, the Young Playmakers Challenge was a call to action for middle school students to make a difference in their area. In December, the classroom with the highest percentage of volunteer hours per student received a visit from the Colts
Tight Ends. All participating schools also received a certificate of participation. Some of our most important fans are the thousands of students across Indiana who cheer on the team year after year. As a result, the Colts have created numerous programs and initiatives that combine the fun and excitement of professional football with educational growth in areas such as character development, art and health. This year, the Colts reached more than 12,000 students through our education programs.

For the third year, the Indianapolis Colts hosted Big Blue Football Camps at elementary schools across Indiana.
These camps are provided free of charge and provide a fun and safe environment for students to learn about the game of football. In 2006, Colts Alumnus and Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior hosted 30 Big Blue Football Camps for more than 7,000 youngsters.
At each camp, the Colts set up football drill stations for students to practice their throwing, catching and tackling skills.
The camps also provided students the opportunity to learn about the importance of staying active and exercising.
Youth Football is an integral part of the Colts community outreach efforts. Each year, the Colts reach more than 11,000
youth across Indiana, providing camps, clinics and grants to promote the game of football at all levels.

In 2006, the Indianapolis Colts teamed up with numerous organizations to promote health and fitness among Indiana youth of all ages. Through several grassroots efforts such as player visits, school fitness activities and youth programs, the Colts are committed to doing their part to ensure that tomorrow's generation live long, healthy lives.

The Indianapolis Colts Women's Organization (ICWO) provides volunteer opportunities, community outreach and networking for all women associated with the Indianapolis Colts. Throughout the year, members of the ICWO visit Central Indiana elementary schools to read to students and talk to them about the important role that reading plays in everyday life. In 2006, the women read to more than 3,500 elementary students during their visits.
In addition, the women have hosted the Colts Thanksgiving Basket Project, Celebrity Bell, Ringing for the Salvation Army, School Supply Collection and the Wonder Hill Farm Trip for underserved youth.

The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders participated in an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in the South Pacific Region (Okinawa, Japan and Hawaii) from November 30 to December 15, 2006.The purpose of the tour was to lift troop spirits and morale to help maintain their readiness and effectiveness while serving in defense of our country.
The Cheerleaders visited 11 military bases over the course of the tour including stops at Kadena Air Base and Camp Courtney on Okinawa, Japan; Camp Iwakuni, Sasebo Naval Base, Camp Zama, Yokota Air Base and Camp Fuji on the mainland; PMRF Barking Sands and Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii.
A typical tour day included participation in meet and greets with the troops throughout the day, hosting youth cheerleader clinics, and ended with the performance of a 90- minute variety show at each location.

 

ABC's: AppleBee's Cares

The Indianapolis Colts are pleased to announce their new partnership with Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar. To help kick off the 2006 season, the Colts and Applebee’s are teaming up with Teachers’ Treasures, a non-profit organization that provides schools supplies to underserved students, for the ABC’s: AppleBee’s Cares program.

 

 

COLTS AND ARBY'S RAISE $92,000

The Indianapolis Colts and Arby’s “Make It Personal” again this year by raising more than $92,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI).  Arby’s kicked things off in their restaurants by offering fundraiser coupon books for $1.00 with all proceeds benefiting BBBSCI.

 

HUNTER SMITH HELPS TACKLE HUNGER

On August 28, Colts P Hunter Smith and his wife Jennifer hosted the second annual Tackling Homelessness event benefiting Horizon House in Indianapolis. The event was started by former Colts DT Josh Williams and his wife Marcella in 2005. This year, the Smith’s volunteered to carry on the tradition, helping to raise more than $33,000 for Horizon House, a non-profit organization that provides numerous services and support for the homeless in Indiana.

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BIG BLUE FOOTBALL CAMPS

The Indianapolis Colts Youth Football Department is teaming up with Gatorade this fall to bring Big Blue Football Camps to 20 area schools around the State of Indiana. These free camps give students in grades 2-5 the chance to get active and learn basic football skills in a non-contact camp.

Former Colts football player and Super Bowl XXXI winner Mike Prior teaches students the importance of teamwork, education and fitness. The Colts Youth Football Department will reach more than 6,000 students this fall with this program.


Colts Community Gameday Collections

Main Collections Calendar

 The Indianapolis Colts will host several pre-game charity collections during their regular season games to benefit non-profit organizations throughout Central Indiana.

Every year, the Indianapolis Colts partner with local businesses and non-profit organizations to host pre-game charity collections outside the stadium gates. The 2008 gameday collections will be located at the Colts Community Collection Stations outside each of the Lucas Oil Stadium gates. Each collection will begin when gates open, approximately four (4) hours prior to kickoff, and will end at the start of the 1st quarter.

Please join us as we give back to the community this season - stop by one of the Colts Community Collection Stations and drop off your donation before heading inside to cheer on the Colts!

Calendar

Date

Time

Name

8.24.08

4:00 PM

Books for Youth Gameday Collection

8.28.08

3:00 PM

Fill the Boot Gameday Collection

9.21.08

1:15 PM

Coats for Kids Gameday Collection

11.16.08

9:00 AM

SACKing Hunger Gameday Collection

12.7.08

9:00 AM

WISH Tree Toy Drive


Coach of the Week
(presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield)

 The Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week program, presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, awards outstanding high school coaches for their hard work and dedication, as well as their success on the field and in the community.

The Indianapolis Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield launched the 2007 Coach of the Week program on August 20. All head coaches in the state of Indiana were eligible regardless of their school size, league or division. Coaches were evaluated on various factors including the coach's impact on his team, school and community, as well as performance of the team. The honorees were selected by a panel of high school football media, former athletic directors and other football representatives from all regions of the State.

For 2007, nine coaches were selected as the Indianapolis Colts Coach of the Week winners for the high school football regular season and three at-large winners were selected during the post-season. Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy announced each winner during his weekly Monday press conference.

In addition, all of the 2007 winners will be recognized in an on-field ceremony at the Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game at the RCA Dome on December 2nd. Each winning coach will also be presented with a certificate signed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Colts President Bill Polian, Head Coach Tony Dungy and Youth Football Commissioner Mike Prior. Coaches will also be awarded a $2,000 check for their school's football program. Each award is made possible through a $1,000 contribution from both NFL Charities and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

2007 Coach of the Week Winners:

Week

Coach

School

Week 1

Zac Wells

Merrillville High School

Week 2

Rob Patchett 

Arlington High School

Week 3

Eric Moore

Center Grove High School

Week 4

Tim Bless 

Columbus North High School

Week 5

Brett Comer

Brownsburg High School 

Week 6

Bill Sharpe 

Jimtown High School 

Week 7

Patrick Parks

Shelbyville High School 

Week 8

Chris Svarczkofp

Bishop Dwenger High School

Week 9

John Hart 

Evansville F.J. Reitz High School 

Week 10

Tim Roth

Winamac High School

Week 11

Eugene Johnson

Gary West High School 

Week 12

Scott Bless 

Bloomington North High School


Motorola Coach of the Year

The Colts and Motorola have teamed up to recognize outstanding Indiana high school football coaches every year.

For the second year, the Indianapolis Colts and Motorola are teaming up to honor Indiana high school football coaches through 2008 Motorola Coach of the Year program. Beginning in late August, high school football fans across Indiana will have the opportunity to vote online for their favorite coach. The top vote-getter from each division will then be selected as a Motorola Coach of the Year and receive a $1,000 donation to their football program, compliments of Motorola and the Indianapolis Colts. In addition, the coach who receives the highest number of votes overall will receive two (2) tickets to a 2008 Colts home game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Stay tuned for 2008 voting information!

2007 Motorola Coach of the Year Winners

Class 5A – Derek Moyers, Pike High School (Overall Winner)
Class 4A – Jim O’Hara, Cathedral High School
Class 3A – Jeff Shriver, Tippecanoe Valley High School
Class 2A – Dave Pasch, North Putnam High School
Class 1A – Herb King, Rockville High School 


Student All Star

Through the Colts Student All Star program, the Colts and the NFL offer individual grants to students ages 13 and under for community service projects.

For a third year, The Indianapolis Colts and Grange Insurance have officially kicked off the Student All Star Grant program, which gives Indiana youth the opportunity to make their community a better place. Through the Student All Star Grant Program, students ages 13 and under have the opportunity to apply for individual grants up to $500 to complete a service project in their area.

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