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On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, September 11, more than 60 volunteers came out before the Colts home opener against the Detroit Lions to help collect books for our DCS foster kids! Because of their efforts, DCS received 1,090 books and $1,154 from Colts fans as they entered Lucas Oil Stadium. Fans also pledged $435 when they texted BOOKS to 243725.
During the game, thanks to the generosity of Cargo Services, Inc. and the Indianapolis Colts, four foster children: Evangeline, Delilah, Ethan, and Eli enjoyed great seats to watch the game! During the third quarter, they each received a Books for Youth backpack on-field for the Game Day Handoff and were featured on the Colts' Jumbotron. What a memory for these kids!
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers, presenting sponsor, Cargo Services, Inc. and the Indianapolis Colts for the continued support of this program and Indiana foster youth.
Top left photo: The on field Backpack Handoff! Back Row (L to R) Cargo Services, Inc. representatives, John Rowe and Steve Fugate
Front Row (L to R) Backpack Handoff recipients: Eli, Ethan, Evangeline, and Delilah
Top right: photo: Backpack Handoff recipient Evangeline gets a high-five from a Colts cheerleader!
Bottom photo: Our 60+ Books for Youth Game Day volunteers!