Colts and community partners team up to build a playground on the northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 29, 2015) — More than 200 volunteers from The Indianapolis Colts and local companies are coming together Tuesday morning to create a new playground on the northeast side at Floro Torrence Elementary School.

This is the eighth year the Colts have worked with their partners to build a playground in the Indianapolis area. Colts players, cheerleaders and employees will be on hand to help. They’re teaming-up with IPS school 83, Lucas Oil Products, Ingredion Incorporated, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance and Republic Services, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis and Sinclair Recreation to build the new playground in less than eight hours.

The Indianapolis Chapter of Rebuilding Together will also have volunteers help with landscaping, painting, weeding and beautifying the school’s grounds.
Volunteers will also build an outdoor classroom to create a new spot for teachers to hold their classes and put in a fitness trail.

Organizers say the project is a part of the Colts effort to encourage young people to be active every day through the NFL’s “PLAY 60″ campaign.

Floro Torrence Principal Heather Haskett says the playground will give everyone access to something the community has needed for several years.

Volunteers get started around 8:30 a.m. hope to have most of the project done by 2:30 Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday also marks the start of the annual Colts fall camps.  For more information on signing-up, click here.

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