"Are you ready for some football?!" echoes across the open field outside Wea Ridge Elementary School as dozens of students jump with excitement to be a part of the Big Blue Football Camp.
The clinic, sponsored by the Indianapolis Colts, includes several stations for boys and girls to throw, catch, run and jump through various obstacles.
Eight-year old Evelyn Wozniak is a Colts fan who is eager to give the game a try. "I know how to catch, but I need help learning to throw," she says.
Former NFL player and Youth Football Commissioner for the Indianapolis Colts Mike Prior gives Evelyn and her classmates time to work on their passes, while reinforcing teamwork and other valuable life skills. "You need to have P-R-I-D-E — personal responsibility in daily effort," says Prior.
Wea Ridge Elementary School physical education teacher Patrick Schultheiss says the camp reinforces a message he and other teachers instill in students throughout the year: "It is important to lead a healthy lifestyle and put forth your best effort in all you do each day."