The Colts rookie class got a chance to turn back the clocks to their elementary days on Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the Second Annual Colts Rookie Community Blitz.
The destination was the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center as 200 local kids from John H. Boner Community Center and East 10th United Methodist spent two hours with the Colts rookies. taking part in a variety of different activities.
After the rookie class was introduced to loud cheers from the children clad in COLTSTRONG t-shirts, the group was divided into four smaller ones and sent to different stations.
“It’s awesome to be out here giving back to the community,” rookie offensive guard Hugh Thornton said. “We are out here at the Legacy Center. Kids range from five, six, seven to some middle school kids. I had the opportunity to read to some kids and just kind of be a kid again myself.”
Wednesday’s event was one of several trips the Colts rookies have made around Indianapolis this offseason in an effort to get acclimated to a new home.
“The Colts stand for giving back to the community, serving and being leaders within the community,” Thornton said. “It’s an awesome experience for myself and the other rookies to get out here and impact the community.”
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