In that Indianapolis sport with a wild fan base around here known as Indianapolis Colts football, there’s clearly a male domination. But what’s one group that has almost an equal number of devoted fans in Indy? That would be the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. And that sport is all about the ladies.
Video about the spirited Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders.
This group of energetic young women graces the field at each home game to not only keep up the spirits of the players, but to pep up the crowd, which isn’t hard to do. To the more than 63,000 fans who fill the bleachers in Lucas Oil Stadium, the cheerleaders are an integral part of the organization. But for this hard-working group, the job doesn’t end on the football field. They devote countless hours at Indianapolis charity events and conventions.
The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders appear at hundreds of events across the state, donating their time and smiles to make each event a little bit brighter. At the Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, they can put on their cheering hats and return to business as usual. The cheerleaders appear each year at this largest half-marathon in the world to provide encouragement for the approximately 40,000 athletes that cross the finish line.
You can also expect to see this enthusiastic group at various fairs and festivals around the Circle City, in addition to trade shows and grand openings. Indianapolis kids and adults alike love to interact with the cheerleaders, and seeing them at any event makes the celebration that much more fun. No one works harder than this dedicated group; in a given year; they log more than 1,500 hours of community service.
The Colts Cheerleaders mirror the spirit of the team in general when it comes to giving back to the community. In 1999, the PeyBack organization was born under the leadership of star quarterback Peyton Manning.
Manning established the nonprofit organization to promote the future success of disadvantaged students in Indianapolis. The activities organized by the foundation provide leadership and growth opportunities for local children at risk. In the true spirit of making a difference that’s become a part of Indianapolis culture, the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders are a big part of this and other nonprofit events with similar goals.
If you’re interested in finding out what it’s like to be a member of this respected, high-profile organization, check out the official Colts Cheerleaders website for more information on auditioning. Auditions are held once a year, and hopefuls are expected to be trained dancers and gymnasts. With a place on the team, you might end up becoming one of the most famous faces in Indianapolis.