40 Underserved Youth Will Receive a $200 Meijer Gift Card to Shop with Colts Players and a Team Penske Driver
INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, Dec. 17, the Indianapolis Colts and Meijer, the Official Superstore of the Colts, will join with Team Penske to provide a special holiday shopping experience for 40 underserved youth from Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Indiana and Thorpe Creek Elementary. During the “Shop with a Colt” event at the Fishers Meijer (8375 East 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46256), children ages 6-10, will enjoy a pizza party, compliments of Papa John’s Pizza, and the opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for themselves and their families using a $200 Meijer gift card, courtesy of the retailer.
Colts Players, Team Penske Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Will Power and Helio Castroneves and volunteers from the Colts and Meijer will guide children through the store to help them track their expenses and make smart decisions about their purchases. Each child will also be provided with an additional $20 Meijer gift card to purchase a toy to donate to the “Toys for Tots” program.
This is the eighth year the Colts and Meijer have teamed up for this holiday shopping event, and the fifth year that Team Penske has been involved. This program is a part of the Colts “Community Tuesday” program and was created to give children in need the opportunity to enjoy a special holiday experience and purchase items they could not otherwise afford. Meijer has supported several Colts outreach projects this year, including the SACKing Hunger Food Drive, Thanksgiving Shopping Trip and Horseshoe Helpingsevent.