It's easy to get lost in the hoopla of the Super Bowl but some very good things are happening for Indianapolis as a result of some great partnerships to improve the community. Specifically, our friends at Verizon have been instrumental in helping Colts players bring some much needed publicity to worthwhile causes:
Indianapolis area charities earned $1,000 grant donations today from Verizon after a friendly celebrity competition led by Colts players Pierre Garcon and Adam Vinatieri in Verizon Training Ground at the Super Bowl 46 NFL Experience. Media players were represented by WTHR, Fox59, WRTV and WISH. Other Indiana celebrities included the Indiana Fever’s Tamika Catchings, “Survivor” reality show TV star Rupert Boneham and Indiana Pacemates. Teams jumped through a simulated obstacle course, tossed footballs through targets, performed a touchdown dance and used NFL Mobile for a trivia test. No team lost in Verizon’s friendly competition. Each team earned $1,000 grants for the Little Red Door Cancer Agency and the Kaleidescope Youth Center.
We'd be remiss if we didn't take the time to recognize some those outstanding efforts that are making one of the most economically important events in our community one of the most socially important events as well.