Colts to host foster children as part of Books for Youth program

Cargo Services Books for Youth Event At Colts Training Camp Tuesday, Aug. 9 – 9 a.m. to noon

Indianapolis-based Cargo Services owners and employees will be at Colts Camp on Tuesday, Aug. 9 along with Indianapolis Colts and Department of Child Services representatives passing out books and backpacks to underpriviledged children. It is all part of the Colts/Cargo Services Inc. corporate sponsored Books for Youth campaign that provides books and backpacks to foster children throughout the state.

Who:                                 Indiana foster children and their foster families along with Colts, DCS, Cargo Services

When:                              Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9 a.m. to noon

Where:                             Indianapolis Colts Training Camp Anderson University

The event includes reserved prime viewing of the Colts camp practice, time to play and see Colts City and books/backpack distribution with Blue.

About Books for Youth

Books for Youth sponsor Cargo Services Inc., one of the only Indiana-based owned and operated freight forwarding companies, has sponsored the program since 2007. To date approximately 500,000 books and 2,000 backpacks have been distributed to Indiana’s foster children through the program. Cargo Services believes in supporting the program as a Colts sponsor knowing how it helps children throughout the state, “Books for Youth days are some of the best days we have when we say we’re going to work,” says Cargo Service co-owner Steve Fugate. “To see the smiles on the kids’ faces and their excitement is overwhelming to us. We’re grateful our company can sponsor this initiative that helps children and their foster families throughout the state.”

Families statewide can get involved in the program. Anyone who buys a limited edition “Blue” backpack will receive a match courtesy of the program that includes a second backpack filled with 25 books that will be donated to an Indiana foster child. Visit  http://www.coltsproshoponline.com/Backpack/ for more details.

Individuals interested in supporting the Books for Youth program or learning more about this initiative, can visit www.colts.com/booksforyouth.

 

Media Coverage:

http://www.cargos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/FOX-59-Books-Youth.pdf

http://www.cargos.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Program-joins-books-football-for-foster-kids-13-WTHR.pdf