October 22, 2018
Indianapolis – On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts, United Way of Central Indiana and Indiana Wesleyan University will unveil a new Colts-themed fitness room at the Eagle Creek Salvation Army, which will provide local youth a fun and safe place to be active year-round.
The room is painted to resemble the Colts locker room and will feature new fitness equipment and Colts memorabilia. Renovations were made possible through contributions from the Colts, Indiana Wesleyan and The NFL Foundation.
Following the ribbon-cutting, Colts safety Matthias Farley, Colts teammates and cheerleaders will participate in fitness activities with local youth in the new center.
WHEN: Monday, October 22 from 5 – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Eagle Creek Salvation Army, 4400 N. High School Road
This is the 10th year the Colts and United Way have renovated a fitness room as a part of their “Hometown Huddle” event, presented by Indiana Wesleyan. Previous renovations have taken place at the Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, Christamore House, Kaleidoscope Youth Center, Riverside Park & Family Center and five local Boys & Girls Clubs – Keenan-Stahl, LeGore, Lilly, Finish Line and Wheeler-Dowe.
The fitness center also advances the NFL PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages young people to be active at least 60 minutes each day.
About Colts Community Mondays
During the regular NFL season, Monday is the only day off players receive. As a result, the Colts utilize every Monday to engage their players in various charitable events and programs throughout Central Indiana. From school and hospital visits to youth football camps and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of “Community Monday” activities throughout the season. Colts Community Mondays are proudly sponsored in part by Indiana’s very own, CBS4. Follow the Colts throughout the community on Twitter (@coltscommunity) and Facebook (Colts in the Community). For more information on all Colts outreach efforts, visit Colts.com/Community.
About NFL PLAY 60:
NFL PLAY 60 brings together the NFL’s long-standing commitment to health and wellness with partner organizations. PLAY 60 also is implemented locally, as part of the NFL’s in-school, after-school and team-based programs. Since the program was launched in 2007, the NFL has committed more than $325 million to youth health and fitness through programming, grants, and media time for public service announcements. The NFL and its teams have built more than 200 NFL Youth Fitness Zones and integrated programs into more than 73,000 schools nationwide since the campaign launched. All 32 clubs activate PLAY 60 locally, with more than 2,000 NFL PLAY 60 events held annually. For more information, visit NFLRUSH.com.
About United Way of Central Indiana
United Way of Central Indiana fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of all people in Central Indiana by creating, managing and investing resources in sustainable solutions to our communities’ most stubborn barriers to self-sufficiency. United Way invites all members of our community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in Central Indiana. For more information, visit uwci.org.
About Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian comprehensive university of The Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis. The University was founded in 1920 and is committed to liberal arts and professional education. Almost 3,300 students are enrolled in traditional programs on the University’s residential campus in Marion. Another 10,500 adult learners attend classes at education centers in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, and online. For more information, visit www.indwes.edu.
About Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a broad array of social services that include providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit SalvationArmyIndiana.org.