Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy and retired linebacker Devon McDonald visited the team complex last weekend to promote Sports World, which enlists the help of former professional athletes to share life experiences with students.
Dungy, now an NFL Football analyst for NBC, coached the Colts from 2002 to 2008 and led the team to a Super Bowl XLI victory. His charitable contributions especially involving children are well known.
McDonald played for the Colts from 1993 to 1995 and is a local ambassador for Sports World, which strives to enlighten students on the consequences of their choices while challenging them with a message of hope.
Dungy spoke of how he was influenced during his days as an athlete by other role models. Here is his conversation.
McDonald, who made to the NFL from Jamaica, is proud to work with Sports World, which speaks to students across the nation in public and private schools at no cost to the school The organization has existed for 37 years and has interacted with 18 million youngsters.
Sports World speakers addressed 250,000 students last year. The goal for 2015 is 300,000.
Last Saturday’s “Choose to Win” banquet at the Colts complex raised money to fund speaking endeavors for thousands of students in Indianapolis as well as for youngsters in cities across the nation.
Here is McDonald’s video conversation about the cause.
For more information or to get involved with this mission, go to www.sportsworld.org or call 1-800-832-6546.
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