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The 2022-23 Indy Blue Crew Charity will be focusing on the kNoT Today Foundation founded by Frank and Linda Reich. kNoT Today strives to bring about a world which cherishes and protects the beauty and innocence of every child. kNoT Today exists to generate awareness, initiate prevention strategies, and assist in the development of innovative healing programs for sexually abused and exploited children. Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich and his wife Linda, business owners, speakers, and philanthropists, bring their hearts and passion to kNoT Today to generate awareness, initiate prevention strategies, and assist in the development of innovative healing programs for sexually abused, exploited, and trafficked children. While living and engaging in communities from coast to coast, they have learned all too well how big the problem is and how close it can hit to home. As parents and grandparents, they were compelled to make an impact on behalf of children everywhere.
Goal: $5,000.00
Collected: $1,671.00
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Indy Blue Crew Selects Head Coach Frank Reich’s kNot Today Foundation as Charitable Partner for 2022-23 NFL Season

https://form-renderer-app.donorperfect.io/give/knot-today/blue-crew-campaign 

Every year the Blue Crew Fan Club, a network of hundreds of proud fans, comes together to support the Indianapolis Colts. Members have been gathering since 1993, and the club is now considered one of the premier fan clubs across the NFL. But their love for the Colts extends beyond the football field. The club is passionate about positively impacting the greater Indianapolis community by creating opportunities and partnerships where Colts fans can give back. 

 

The Blue Crew is proud to partner with Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Frank Reich’s kNot Today Foundation for the 2022-2023 NFL season. The mission of kNot Today is to end the sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking of children. Donations raised during the season will be used to further the education and training of children, educators, and healthcare workers across Indiana to better identify and report sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.


 “When we came to Indianapolis in 2018, the crossroads of America, and learned the scale of this issue in our own backyard, we knew we had to be intentional about fighting this darkness with our time, platform and resources,” said Frank Reich. “We are humbled to be the beneficiary of The Blue Crew’s efforts to protect children across Indianapolis and to be a part of a city and fanbase that is actively fostering a strong community.”

  • The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children logged 21.7 million incidents of child sexual abuse material online in 2020 – up 28 percent from the year before. Each of these incidents has the potential to house multiple photo and video files, resulting in a scale two or three times larger than the number indicates. 

  • The National Children’s Alliance – the governing body for nearly 1,000 Child Advocacy Centers across America, which serves as a hub for child abuse cases – shared data that 65% of their cases involved child sexual abuse. 

 “This is a dark issue. It’s hard for anyone to wrap their heads around adults harming children in this way,” said Brian Robinson, Blue Crew director. “But we have seen tremendous commitment from our members when we use this club to positively impact the city. It takes a team to tackle an issue as big and as important as this one, and we are honored to come alongside kNot Today this season.”

 This year, kNot Today is on a mission to ensure prevention education on sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking is available in every public school in Indiana. Educators account for 52% of all child abuse reports, more than any other profession, due to their proximity and familiarity with their students. But resource limitations make annual education a challenge for schools and training programs to support. Donors like you are supporting access to education for 60,000 students in 2022-23 through kNot Today’s prevention education program. 

Help us reach all 1.2 million students!

$250 - provides one year of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking training for 100 students in Indiana (K-12).


$1,500 - provides one year of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking training to 10,000 faculty and staff (educators, administrators, coaches, counselors etc.) in Indiana.


$10,000 -helps to support the salary of a part-time prevention educator, which will enable the program to reach nearly 9,000 additional students annually. 


$35,000 - provides one year of sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking training for a large K-12 school system in Indiana (15,000+ students).

 

Click the link below to support kNot Today through The Blue Crew campaign. Every donation over $30 will get a limited-edition Blue Crew x kNot Today T-shirt. 


                                                                                                                                   

 

https://form-renderer-app.donorperfect.io/give/knot-today/blue-crew-campaign 

 

To learn more about kNot Today’s work across Indiana, visit knottoday.org/impact or text ‘KNOT’ to 833-686-5668.




Contact Brian Robinson for information related to our 2022 charitable events- mailto:b.rob@indybluecrew.com


      


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