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Colts Day at Vincennes University

Posted by sscarpin on June 10, 2014 – 5:02 pm

The sun was shining, the temperature was perfect and the Colts were ready to kick off the Summer Tour in Vincennes, Indiana. We packed up our trailer with plenty of exciting elements for our first stop on the tour and headed to Vincennes University on Thursday, June 5th. When we first arrived to set up, we found some dedicated fans already waiting to join in the fun and meet Darius Butler and Vick Ballard.

Those fans who got there early also were able to see Butler and Ballard’s helicopter arrival. It was both players’ first time riding in a helicopter, and they said it was a lot of fun. Both also enjoyed being able to give back to fans at the Summer Tour events.

“It’s fun to see your fans and talk to them a bit on social media, but it’s so much better getting to interact with them face-to-face,” Butler said.

By the time our players, cheerleaders and our wonderful mascot Blue had all arrived, the line of fans stretched far down the parking lot. I was able to get to meet some of the fans in Vincennes while they waited.

Sarah, along with her children McKenzie, Hunter, and Spencer, stopped by Colts Day. Sarah told us that the family makes their way to a Summer Tour event each year and also loves going to training camp in Anderson. “We love these events because to us, this is like the start of the season,” Sarah said. We couldn’t agree more!

While some fans waited to get autographs, Nathan, age 9, and Ariel, age 6, spent their time enjoying our Quarterback Challenge inflatable. As the siblings took turns tossing the football, Nathan told me Andrew Luck is his favorite player. I think it’s safe to say Luck would have been proud of Nathan and Ariel’s skills as they both made some amazing throws!

I also asked Ballard who would win if he and Butler took a turn at the Quarterback Challenge. “Oh, I’d win for sure,” Ballard said. I have a feeling Butler would say differently. Maybe the two will take a shot at it sometime!

 

 

Besides getting autographs and playing with our inflatables, fans also registered to win Colts tickets, explored Colts In Motion, and grabbed 2014 season schedule posters. “This way we will never miss a game!” Ashley, age 5, told me with a big smile after getting a poster for her family.

Fans Christina, Aaron, and Matthew had a fun evening enjoying all that Colts Day had to offer. I talked to the family right after they had met the players and cheerleaders. Matthew, age 8, told me he had tried recreating Ballard’s famous game winning touchdown two seasons ago while in his family’s living room. “It didn’t go so well though,” Christina said. “Matthew ended up breaking his arm!”  Although we never like to hear about injuries, I think Matthew’s enthusiasm for the Colts is pretty cool, and we’re glad he’s ok now.

As the evening began to wind down, the helicopter came back to take the players home. We took down the inflatables, closed down Colts In Motion and loaded up the trailer. We had a great night at Vincennes University with more than 500 fans in attendance! I loved being able to meet some of the best fans in the NFL throughout this fun night.

Will we have another great turnout at our Fan Fest in Greensburg, featuring players Dwayne Allen and Jerrell Freeman?  My guess is yes, but we’ll have to wait and see what this Thursday night holds! Thanks for an awesome start to our Summer Tour, Vincennes!


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Colts Day at Vincennes University – Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Posted by coltsindianapolis on June 2, 2014 – 8:00 am

VINCENNESThe Indianapolis Colts will visit Vincennes University for Colts Day as part of the 2014 Summer Tour. The Colts annual Summer Tour is sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance. Please visit www.colts.com/events for an up-to-date listing of event locations.

 

WHAT:           Colts Day at Vincennes University

–        Player (Darius Butler and Vick Ballard), Cheerleader, and Mascot Blue Autographs

–        Register to win tickets

–        Quarterback Challenge Inflatable

–        Register for an Official Colts Fan Club Membership

–        Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum

–        Free giveaways

WHEN:          Thursday, June 5th

                        5-7 p.m.

WHERE:        Vincennes University – Red Skelton Performing Arts Center

20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

Vincennes, IN 47591                

COST:            Free and open to the public.

Special notes: The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the Tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Summer Tour events will take place rain or shine. Colts players subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person; however fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts Summer Tour event times are local.


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Colts Announce Summer Tour Event Locations

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 13, 2014 – 3:33 pm

Colts Fan Fests are sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance

 

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts will kick off their 2014 summer event schedule at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Ind. Thursday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The 2014 Summer Tour schedule marks the eleventh consecutive year the Indianapolis Colts have hosted a traveling marketing campaign featuring players and cheerleaders. The Colts will host two Fan Fests in Indiana, as well a stop in Louisville, Ky. this summer. A complete schedule is listed below. Additional details are available on www.colts.com/events.

 

Colts Fan Fests

Greensburg, Louisville, Ky. and Fort Wayne

Colts Fan Fests include live music featuring the The Hunter Smith Band, autographs from Colts players and cheerleaders, free Colts giveaways and Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum.  Fans may also sign up for one of the Colts Official Fan Clubs, register to win Colts tickets, play on the Colts interactive inflatables and test their skills in the Play 60 Zone.

 

Colts Day at Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

Colts Day at Vincennes University includes autographs from Colts players and cheerleaders, free Colts giveaways and Colts In Motion, the team’s traveling museum.  Fans may also sign up for one of the Colts Official Fan Clubs and register to win Colts tickets.

 

“We are excited to be entering our eleventh year of hosting a summer tour around the State of Indiana,” said Pete Ward, Indianapolis Colts Chief Operations Officer. “These events provide an opportunity for the team to show our appreciation to Colts Nation for their support throughout the year. Our fans are at the very heart of our organization and we look forward to sharing our summer with them.”

 

Colts Fan Fests are sponsored by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance.

 

Special notes:

The Colts encourage all fans to arrive early at summer events. The line for player and cheerleader autographs may be cut off at any time to ensure the tour remains on schedule. Inclement weather or traffic may cause for late arrival or early departure. All Summer Tour events will take place rain or shine.  Colts players’ names will not be announced prior to their arrival in each city. Fans will be allowed one autograph per person; however, fans may get back in line for additional autographs. All Colts event times are local. 

 

2014 Colts Summer Event Schedule

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | 5-7pm

Colts Day at Vincennes University

Vincennes University

Red Skelton Performing Arts Center

20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

Vincennes, IN 47591

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014 5-7pm

Colts Fan Fest

Decatur County Courthouse

150 Courthouse Square
Greensburg, IN            47240

 

Thursday, June 26, 2014 5-7pm

Colts Fan Fest

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, South Lot

2800 S. Floyd Street
Louisville, KY 40209

 

Friday, July 11, 2014 5-7pm

Colts Fan Fest

Three Rivers Festival, Headwaters Park
330 S. Clinton St.

Ft. Wayne, IN 46802


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