UnitedHealthcare is investing in the Indianapolis community to help families in need

UnitedHealthcare and the Indianapolis Colts team up to help make this winter warmer and more comfortable for local students.

November 22, 2021

At a recent event, players from the Indianapolis Colts joined UnitedHealthcare to distribute warm winter coats to hundreds of students in the Indianapolis Public School system.

“We believe that being safe, being healthy and being warm is an integral part of education,” said UnitedHealthcare’s Eric Bachle. “We are hopeful that these new coats will allow the students to remain focused on education as they continue to prepare for their next steps in life.”

The event was made possible by a $20,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare to the Dream Builder’s Foundation. The funds went toward the purchase of 500 new coats, plus other accessories including hats and wellness kits.

The students weren’t the only ones feeling the warmth at the event. Colts tight end, Jack Doyle, said, “We’re really excited to be here. I’ve got a bunch of teammates here, and partnering with UnitedHealthcare, handing out these coats… that’s what I love about the Indianapolis community — we can do so much together.”

The event took place at Lew Wallace elementary school on Indianapolis’s west side. Dr. Nathalie Henderson, Chief Schools Officer at Indianapolis Public Schools, said, “As I was watching the students pick up their coats and making their choices, their faces were just full of laughter and smiles. We know that for some of our families in Indianapolis Public Schools, this will be a great benefit to have the coats provided, so we thank you for that.”

The coats and accessories are just one part of a larger community giving partnership between UnitedHealthcare and the Colts. Through a program called Gear Up, UnitedHealthcare and the Colts are providing grants and prizes to support the community.

For more information on the collaboration, visit www.colts.com/fans/contests/uhc.