INDIANAPOLIS — Colts Fan Appreciation Week was different this year, just like everything else in 2020.
The Indianapolis Colts shifted their focus to essential workers for this year’s appreciation week. Colts mascot Blue and Colts cheerleaders drove around several locations, giving out gifts to those who have worked on the front-line during the coronavirus pandemic.
Chelsea Durham, Colts Event Manager explains to WISH-TV why the organization decided to focus on essential workers this year.
“So obviously this year has been a tough year for all of us, especially for those essential workers, who have to show up day in and day out,” says Durham.
Durham continued, “We’re missing seeing 65,000 Colts fans at Lucas Oil Stadium, but being able to do these special visits just reminds us that just because our fans aren’t able to all be inside Lucas Oil stadium Colts pride still reigns strong here in Indianapolis.”
Indianapolis Fire Department Captain Michael White tells WISH-TV he’s thankful for the appreciation, and says front-line workers give it their all everyday.
“Mask up, wear your gear, and be prepared for anything like they are everyday,” White continues, “They’re [firefighters] doing it all across the country, we’re doing it here in Indianapolis for you, so we’re giving you our best.”
The Colts also gave away thank you gifts to IMPD, health care workers at Methodist Hospital, grocery stores, and several others.
Indianapolis takes on division rival Jacksonville Jaguars in the last game of the regular season this Sunday at home, inside Lucas Oil Stadium.