Sep 18


11 a.m. - 1 p.m.  | 

In Indianapolis, fall signals the start of both football and philanthropic seasons. To celebrate both, the Indianapolis Colts are teaming up with United Way of Central Indiana to host The BIG Kickoff event on Friday, September 18, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Monument Circle.

Update as of 10:30 a.m.: Today's event on Monument Circle has been cancelled due to weather. The LIVE UNITED Volunteer Awards brunch and ceremony will still take place inside Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Expect all the fun this year, PLUS, this NEW opportunity to LIVE UNITED as part of an assembly line up to fight homelessness. Take 30 minutes of your lunch hour and help us assemble 1,500 hygiene kits for homeless neighbors in Central Indiana.

This free event will feature musical entertainment by Dave and Rae, opportunities to find out about volunteering at United Way, limited edition Colts kickoff posters, autographs from Colts Alumni players and visit with Colts Cheerleaders and Blue. Grab a $5 box lunch from Abuelos and enjoy your lunch hour on the circle. 

In addition, this year will mark the first year we will honor five of the best and brightest volunteers doing great work in United Way's community impact areas of education, income, health and basic needs.  

This event is a part of Downtown INDY's Workforce Week. To learn more on what they have planned click here

Schedule of Activities

  • 11 a.m.      The BIG Kickoff begins
  • 12 p.m.      LIVE UNITED Volunteer award winners announced 
  • 12:30 p.m. 1,500 hygiene kits assembled 
  • 1 p.m.        Event concludes

A look back at 2014's BIG Kickoff

Sponsored by:


United Way needs volunteers for its ReadUP tutoring program. Can you spare one hour a week to help 3rd graders catch up to their classmates?

Learn More