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July 16, 2014

Haynes International hosts Colts' Books for Youth event

Almost 60 local foster children and their families got to spend some time with Indianapolis Colts representatives Tuesday and came away with a backpack full of books thanks to the team’s Books for Youth program.

In its eighth year, Books for Youth provides foster children across the state with backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books. The Department of Child Services and the Colts coordinate the statewide program, and Haynes International hosted Tuesday’s event, with support from Cargo Services.

Attendees got to spend time with the Colts’ mascot “Blue” and Colts cheerleaders, plus check out the Colts in Motion traveling museum.

Those interested in supporting Books for Youth can take advantage of the “Buy One, Donate One” initiative, where the Colts donate a backpack filled with books every time someone purchases a Blue backpack from the Colts Pro Shop.

Also, a book drive will be held at the Sept. 28 Colts game where donations from fans will be accepted at Lucas Oil Stadium. For more information on Books for Youth, visit www.colts.com/booksforyouth.

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