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October 23, 2013

Former Colts players visit county to raise money

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There were 16 teams at the event. Organizers said more teams wanted to sign up, but there was not enough room for everyone. There were about four games going on at a time, with each game being about 45 to 50 minutes long.

“This event is the most fulfilling thing, once you see the guys out there playing and having fun,” Sorgi said. “If you lose, you lose. If you win, you win. It’s just a time to have fun.”

The event included former Colts players Gary Brackett, Jeff Saturday, Ryan Diem, Eric Foster, Marlin Jackson, Justin Snow, Hunter Smith, John Standeford, Joe Staysniak and David Thornton, as well as former Indiana Pacers player Fred Jones who not only signed autographs but either played, coached or served as captain on every team that signed up.

There was a raffle that included sports memorabilia including Colts jerseys autographed by Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne, a Tony Dungy autograph collection, Colts tickets, gift baskets, and more.

Visit Hendricks County also helped support the event Saturday.

“One of the markets that we support is the sports market and this is an opportunity for us to get involved with a local sports team — the Hurricanes,” said Becky Harris, director of sales at Visit Hendricks County. “We’re trying to work with local groups to support what they’re doing. This is promoting our county and promoting the venues here.”

The family event was free and open to the public, but Sorgi said there were challenges getting it together.

“From getting the raffle items signed by the guys, to getting the tents set up, getting the field painted, getting the former Colts out here, getting sponsors and signs, food, this was definitely a challenge in the two and a half months of planning,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of great people help us; a lot of businesses and Hendricks County came out and supported us. It’s one of those things where it was hard, but at the same time it was easy.”

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