IWU Joins Colts in Hometown Huddle Event

Hometown Huddle 2014

For over forty years, the NFL and United Way have partnered to strengthen communities across America. On Tuesday, October 28, the Colts continued that partnership locally by teaming up with United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) to host the annual Hometown Huddle event, presented by Indiana Wesleyan University. For this year's event, the Colts and Indiana Wesleyan University helped create a fitness room at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club, a United Way agency, as part of the NFL's PLAY 60 initiative, which encourages youth to be active at least 60 minutes each day. The Colts-themed fitness room will be used by many local youth each week to provide them with a fun and safe place to be active indoors.

Colts P Pat McAfee, OLB Daniel Adongo and ILB Henoc Muamba along with representatives from UWCI, Lilly Boys & Girls Club and Indiana Wesleyan University, unveiled the new fitness room during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The room is now painted to resemble the Colts locker room and features new flooring, fitness equipment, mirrors and Colts memorabilia. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Colts players, Colts Cheerleaders and Colts mascot Blue joined youth from the Lilly Boys & Girls Club to get active in the new fitness zone.

The renovations were made possible through contributions from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Wesleyan University, The NFL Foundation, Fathead and Sherwin-Williams.

This is the sixth consecutive year the Colts and UWCI have renovated a fitness room as a part of their Hometown Huddle event - previous renovations include the Mary Riggs Neighborhood Center, Keenan Stahl Boys & Girls Club, LeGore Boys & Girls Club, Christamore House and Kaleidoscope Youth Center.

Hometown Huddle is just one of many ways the Colts have partnered with United Way to improve our community. For a fifth year, the Colts developed a strategic push to expand UWCI's donor base using mass appeals that promote giving by offering incentives to attract new givers and gifts of at least $150. For more information on this effort, visit www.uwci.org/give.

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