We live in a world where it’s all about profit and making
more money than your competitors. For me, it is refreshing to see a team such as
the Indianapolis Colts take time to acknowledge that there are bigger issues out
there than football stats and filling stands.
The Colts worked with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and
Indiana Soybean Alliance to pack meals as part of the “Million Meal Marathon” in
Indianapolis. Thousands of volunteers poured into Lucas Oil Stadium to support
The meals that were packed by volunteers, including more
than 200 FFA members, will be distributed through several local food banks, such
as Gleaners and Second Harvest.
It put a huge smile on my face as I read about the Colts
team standing alongside the corn marketing council and the soybean alliance. I
was especially happy when I clicked on this link:
The first thing I saw was the face of Corey Redding, Colts
defensive, on a banner that said, “Farms Matter.”
For every tackle the Colts make this season $10 will be
donated to Kids Against Hunger. So far, Redding alone has made 26 tackles.
The Colts hope to raise meal funds for as many children as
would fit inside Lucas Oil Stadium. That’s a whopping 67,000 seats.
I know I’ll be cheering them on, and with a different point
of view. With every tackle not only will I see my team get closer to the Super
Bowl, but closer to feeding food-insecure families across the state.
As a football fan, it delights me to see sports teams
helping a good cause. I love football, but I know there are things that are
bigger and more important than football.
Several Colts players and team leaders clearly acknowledge
this. What a good time to be a part of the Indy community.