Colts first home preseason game opens with weekend full of events

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (August 21, 2015) - This weekend, the Indianapolis Colts will host their first home preseason game.

The game against the Bears is Saturday night, but on Friday night, Lucas Oil Stadium will host four local high school teams in the Horseshoe Classic.

These allow for teams to play in the home of the Colts with their own fans in attendance.

"These games are great for the kids, what an experience of a lifetime to come play where the Colts play, where the Super Bowl has been in the past and just to start the season in Lucas Oil Stadium,” said Mike Prior, Colts Youth Football Commissioner.

This year, Decatur Central and Franklin Central kickoff at 6 p.m., followed by Roncalli and Southport at 8:30 p.m.

Click here for more on this year’s Horseshoe Classic, including the schedule and teams competing.

Then, Saturday is the Back to Football Colts 5K run/walk outside Lucas Oil Stadium, finishing inside on the 50-yard line.

Kids can also take part with the Kid’s PLAY 60 Fun Run that ends on the field as well.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Riley Hospital for Children.

Doctors there say this event promotes a healthy lifestyle.

“Partnering with the Colts organization really beings a lot of awareness and visibility,” said Dr. Emily Webber, pediatrician at Riley Hospital for Children. “It helps kids see how they can be active, and it helps us all see how we can be active even if we’re not a professional athlete.”

The 5K starts at 8 a.m., with the Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.

Click here for more information on the Colts 5K.

Click here for a map of the 5K route.

Another big event ahead of Saturday night’s game is Touchdown town outside Lucas Oil Stadium.

Before the game, fans of all ages can participate in a number of activities, including the Quarterback Challenge and the Play 60 Zone.

Click here for more on Touchdown Town.

And remember, FOX59 is the home of every Colts preseason game!