Colts owner Jim Irsay has a history of engaging in charitable acts. Yes, they usually are done publicly. But public charity is better than no charity at all — especially if it inspires others to be charitable, too.
In response to Hurricane Sandy, the Colts have announced that Irsay will match online contributions made through Friday, November 9.
Though the explanation is a bit vague, it appears that Irsay will match up to and including the full capacity of Lucas Oil Stadium in dollars, with the expected donation from Irsay in the range of $65,000. But to get $65,000 from Irsay, fans have to first donate that much, either by visiting the Colts website or the page that has been devoted to the effort at the American Red Cross website.
We encourage all Colts fans to make a contribution, in the hopes that $65,000 will become $130,000.
And we challenge every team to do something similar. Many people have been adversely affected by the storm. The NFL has the resources and the platform to do plenty of good for our brothers and sisters who are struggling in the wake of one of the worst weather events in U.S. history.