The Indianapolis Colts canceled their scheduled training camp practice on Thursday and used the day to detail a course of action for social change.
While the Colts aren’t the only team to have used Thursday as a day to reflect, plan and engage in conversations about social issues, they did reveal what they came up with in terms of their plan to reach out into the community.
Statements given from quarterback Jacoby Brissett and linebacker Zaire Franklin following Friday’s practice detail what the Colts plan to do in the community.
Together we are hurting.
Together we work for change. pic.twitter.com/jE1WXbN1DA
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 28, 2020
The plan essentially comes down to four or five major parts. Among the main points include getting out into the community to get the people to vote while also reaching out to local law enforcement to engage in discussions and help rebuild the relationship between the police and the community.
Colts say they’ll have major areas of focus in 2020:
— Voting/getting people registered
— Community police engagement and helping mend relationship between police and community
— “Re-doubling” efforts to support IPS
— Getting food to low-income areas in Indianapolis https://t.co/xEaAzkXktW
— jimayello (@jimayello) August 28, 2020
The Colts have been extremely vocal in their social issues this offseason. It really began following the death of George Floyd. It stimulated conversations between players and coaches, which has turned into a full-on movement by the entire organization.
As training camp continues, the Colts have made it clear they will not be silent in their desire to reach out to the community on social issues while also trying to help mend the relationship between law enforcement and the people.