For every ticket distributed to the Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins on Friday night, Colts owner Jim Irsay will donate $1 to a fund that benefits the families of victims of the Indiana State Fair stage collapse.
Five days ago, 70 mph winds took down a stage at the Indiana State Fair, killing five people and injuring dozens of others before a scheduled concert by country band Sugarland.
A fund for the victims has collected almost $60,000. I applaud Irsay and the Colts for doing their part to push that total higher. In addition to the $1 for every ticket, the Colts will have a moment of silence before kickoff, and throughout the game, encourage fans to donate $10 to the fund by texting the word "FAIR" to 27722.
You can do that now, in fact. Text "FAIR" to 27722, reply with "YES" when you're prompted for confirmation, and it'll add $10 to your phone bill. And if you're in the area, why not help make sure Lucas Oil Stadium is filled on Friday night?