Colts, community partners team up to build new playground

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By Michael Henrich

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 23, 2014) — The Indianapolis Colts teamed up with local businesses Tuesday to build the community a new playground in the Circle City.

Nearly 150 volunteers committed to helping build the playground and recreational space at the Rachel Glick Courage Center at 2115 Central Ave.

The kickoff ceremony starts at 8:30 a.m. and the build is expected to last until 2:45 p.m.  Several Colts players are joining the effort throughout the day, including Daniel Adongo, Erik Walden, Sergio Brown, Jon Newsome, Zach Kerr and Dominique Davis.

Organizers said Tuesday that the Courage Center did not previously have a playground or any playground equipment for its 24 residents.  The new playground, which will have iron fencing surrounding it in order to close the park at night, will be open to the public in addition to the center’s residents.

Colts officials said the project is part of the team’s continuing effort to encourage young people live active lives.  Specifically, the team wants kids to be active for at least 60 minutes each day, as described in the NFL’s PLAY 60 Campaign.

Along with the Colts organization, Lucas Oil Products, Ingredion Incorporated, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Children’s Bureau, Inc., Rebuilding Together Indianapolis and Sinclair Recreation are all taking part.