Colts hand out 15 NFL PLAY 60 grants

League-wide initiative on youths being physically active will provide $2,000 each to Hoosier schools, non-profit groups.

The Indianapolis Colts have given 15 schools and non-profit organizations $2,000 each to facilitate youth fitness programs and events in the community as part of the NFL’s PLAY 60 initiative, the team announced Tuesday.

It’s the fourth consecutive year the Colts have given these grants.

“Since 2007, the PLAY 60 movement has engaged millions of youth and encouraged families to live healthier, more active lifestyles,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Colts senior director of marketing. “The PLAY 60 grant gives community organizations and schools the opportunity to expand the PLAY 60 message and receive funding for important health and wellness programs in their communities. We are thrilled to support so many deserving organizations this year.”

Here’s a list of the grant recipients:

Attica Elementary School, Attica – Attica Elementary Field Day.

Camptown, Inc., Indianapolis – Natural Wonders Day Camp.

Cardinal Elementary School, Brownsburg – Action for Action (Ramp Up for Recess).

Francis W. Parker School 56, Indianapolis – Fun Field Day.

Frankie Woods McCullough Academy, Gary – Get Fit & Don’t Quit.

Geist Montessori Academy, McCordsville – Wellness Classes.

James A. Garfield School 31, Indianapolis – Take 10.

Meredith Nicholson School 96, Indianapolis – Garden Club.

Northaven Elementary School, Jeffersonville – Touchdown for Fitness Field Day.

Roussseau McClellan School 91, Indianapolis – Colts PLAY 60 Community Fitness Day.

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic School, Clarksville – Ocean of Fun.

St. Mary’s Catholic Community School, Crown Point – Spring Outdoor Activities.

Thomas Carr Howe Community High School, Indianapolis – Rebuild and Reinvent the TC Howe PE Department.

Tindley Preparatory Academy, Indianapolis – After School Fitness Program.

Vienna-Finley Elementary School, Scottsburg – The Bouncing Braves.

The PLAY 60 initiative is an NFL-wide effort to encourage youth to participate in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day. For more information about Colts PLAY 60 programs, visit www.colts.com/PLAY60.

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