Around the House: Super Baskets of Hope

Indianapolis (January 30, 2012) - As Indianapolis prepares to host Super Bowl XLVI, this will be the first host city service project in Super Bowl history to extend its reach nationwide.

Super Baskets of Hope, which is approved by the NFL and the Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee, will deliver gift-filled baskets to 7,000 hospitalized children in each of America’s 32 NFL cities. The outreach project is a collaborative effort of Riley Children’s Foundation, the Basket of Hope program, and former Indianapolis Colts coach, Tony Dungy.

Today, volunteers flooded Bankers Life Fieldhouse as they filled each basket with items that offer children inspiration, entertainment, and hope. Then, NFL players, coaches, and regional volunteers will deliver the baskets to children in hospitals.

For more information on the program, visit http://www.superbasketsofhope.org.