The Indianapolis Colts have always been known for their class and compassion. The teams' owner will take it a step further on Saturday during their third preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. Jim Irsay plans to grant $10,000 to local youth and high school football programs in need of new equipment.
Irsay and Colts' partner USA Football will team up to ensure as many programs benefit from this generous donation. After much deliberation, Irsay has invited eight organizations to accept a check on field during the game.
Irsay said “we are proud of our continued partnership with our Indianapolis neighbor USA Football to celebrate the beginning of another season for young players and their families throughout Colts country."
With the help of the NFL Foundation, the Colts continually make an effort to enhance and enrich youth football programs throughout the state of Indiana. In fact, over $27,000 has already been presented to local USA Football programs.
August is considered USA Football month. Each of the NFL's 32 teams have or will have honored local teams during one of their home preseason games.
“Through USA Football Month, the Colts are proud to show our continued dedication to youth and high school football, recognizing its important role in our communities and we’re proud to help further strengthen deserving football programs" said Irsay.
The following programs will be represented at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday:
- Castle Youth Football League
- Edinburgh High School
- Emmerich Manual High School
- Nativity Catholic School Athletics
- Oldenburg Academy
- Shawnee Middle School
- West Side High School
- Youth Football League of Boonville