Colts fans get chance to see favorite players, donate to charity

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Indianapolis Colts fans can get up close and personal with their favorite players Wednesday afternoon at the Colts Mini-Camp Fan Open House.

Doors to Lucas Oil Stadium open at 2 p.m. with the first 5,000 fans getting a free Colts poster. Admission and parking are free and concessions will be half-priced.

This year organizers are encouraging fans to bring school supplies to donate to the charity Indy Backpack Attack, which provides school supplies for students whose families can’t afford to buy them.

“There’s obviously always a need as kids go back to school, those kids who don’t have the means to just go out and buy whatever they need, Indy Backpack Attack helps them be prepared for the first day of school in the fall,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Senior Director of Marketing with the Colts.

Fans can take the field during the open house for photo opportunities and there will be Play60 zones for children. The team will get to the stadium around 5 p.m. and spend time signing autographs before practicing on the field.

“You’ll be able to sit anywhere there are open seats. It’s a great opportunity  if you have younger kids to walk around and check it out. There will also be a few seats flagged that are open for season tickets, so if you’re interested in buying season tickets you’ll get a chance to see and actually sit in the seats available and check them out,” Pemberton said.

She said they are expecting several thousand people at the event. The South Lot will be open for free parking. Bins will be set up for Indy Backpack Attack donations from 2 to 6 p.m.

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