Little Colts fans got an early start on Halloween during the annual Colts Kids Club Halloween party at Lucas Oil Stadium on Tuesday night.
It had all kinds of fall fun, including games like pumpkin bowling, mix and match pumpkins, a costume contest, Colts and football inflatables, a Play 60 zone, and sweet treats at every station.
The Colts cheerleaders were in costume and in attendance.
As was Blue, who is always in costume.
Colts players Erik Walden and Donte Moncrief showed up as themselves to greet fans, take pictures, and sign autographs.
Walden said it was his first time at this event and he had a blast. But any time he gets out with the fans is special.
“It’s just good being able to have an opportunity to reach out and them to reach out to me. That’s what I like to do in my spare time in the offseason and being able to have time to do it here is an awesome feeling. I enjoyed it.”
Moncrief said being able to interact with some of the youngest Colts fans made his day.
“Just seeing them smile and be happy. Being able to see people that they always wanted to see and just being able to come out and have fun in this stadium,” he said. “Growing up, I know if I could do it, I’d do it every time I got a chance.”
Moncrief loves Halloween. He said he has great memories of trick-or-treating as a kid and that his favorite costume was probably Batman.
“The Batman looked pretty cool. It was kind of scary. I liked it.”
For Walden, it was a football player.
“It was a football uniform, actually. When I first started playing tackle football. So, I decided to wear it for Halloween.”
The football players were well represented at Lucas Oil Stadium and especially Andrew Luck. But there were also little cheerleaders, little superheroes, and little Minions, including Amy Ponto’s kids Maya and Cameron. For them, it was kind of a dress rehearsal for Halloween night.
“They really wanted to wear their costumes,” she said. “They’ve been dying to wear them, so it was a chance to bring them out.”
Ponto said it was also a treat for the parents.
“It’s really cool. It’s the first time I’ve ever been on the field,” she said. “It gives you a different perspective.”
It was a great night of family fun for all. And as Amy Ponto said, a chance for the kids to experience Halloween in a different way – a way they’ll want to celebrate again next year.
— Barbara Newman (@Barbara24246198) October 21, 2015
The Halloween party at Lucas Oil Stadium is held exclusively for members of the Colts Kids Club. To sign your kids up, go to: Colts.com/kids.
The Colts Kids Club is sponsored by Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and CareSource.