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Volunteers Kick Off Colts 40th Season in Indy with Volunteer Efforts in IPS Schools

The Indianapolis Colts will focus on volunteer efforts throughout Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) this week as the team embarks on its 40th year in the Circle City.

“Countdown to Kickoff” underscores the Colts’ commitment to giving back to the Indianapolis community that has supported them throughout their illustrious history.

The centerpiece of this year’s “Countdown to Kickoff” initiative will see Colts players, coaches, staff, Blue the mascot, cheerleaders, and team alumni actively participating as volunteers at 40 different sites across the Indianapolis area.

This extensive community engagement effort includes lending a helping hand to IPS. Volunteers from the Indianapolis Colts will dedicate at least one hour to support the schools by reading to students, assisting with lunch hour activities, and other academic efforts.

The presence of members of the IPS Board of School Commissioners will further amplify the impact of this charitable endeavor within the school community.

In addition to their Kickoff contributions at IPS, the Colts have several other exciting events lined up in the district this fall:

  • Annual school uniform blitz is scheduled for Tuesday, Sep. 12, at James Russell Lowell School 51. The blitz will coincide with a scholastic book fair organized by the Colts. This event will take place in the gym/media center from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., providing students with essential uniforms and access to enriching reading materials.
  • The annual school playground build is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Lew Wallace School 107. Volunteers will completely rebuild an aging playground, creating a vibrant and safe play space for students. The event begins at 8:45 a.m. and culminates in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:15 p.m., as the Colts help create a vibrant and safe play space for students.

Other events are still being scheduled and will announced in the coming weeks.