INDIANAPOLIS (June 19, 2013) — Indy Tire Centers is partnering with Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo for a "Tossing for Tots" fundraising campaign.
The promotion is part of the retailer's "Caps 4 a Cause" program that supports Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.
"Indy Tire has been a proud supporter of Riley for many years," said Scott Monteith, Indy Tire Centers vice president. "This is something that hits close to home for some of our employees and their children, and we are so blessed to have such a valuable resource like Riley here in Indianapolis."
Indy Tire said it gives back to the children's hospital at a corporate level, as well as through the company's Caps 4 a Cause initiative—which is a program that encourages the public to show their support for a local charity by purchasing brightly colored valve stem caps that represent a specific charity. Blue caps have been designated for Riley Hospital for Children.
"Riley is a leading children's hospital," Mr. Monteith said, "and we are more than eager to return each year and do what we can to raise money. We are excited to have the opportunity to take our fundraising campaign to the next level by teaming up with Anthony."
Mr. Castonzo added: "I think it's great that a local company like Indy Tire continues to step up to help Riley. "The kids are the focus, and I'm proud to team up with Indy Tire to help with their efforts."
Indy Tire and Mr. Castonzo kicked off their partnership June 1 when they joined Indianapolis Colts safety Antoine Bethea at the annual Colts Skills Camp, Indy Tire said. Families at the camp had the opportunity to participate in the Indy Tire Tossing for Tots game and were also treated to a meet and greet with Mr. Castonzo.
The public will be able to participate in the Tossing for Tots game as it travels to each of the company's nine locations and local community events.
"We were excited to launch our campaign at Colts Skills Camp with two great NFL players, and can't express enough appreciation to Antoine and the families who attended the camp for their generous donations." Mr. Monteith said. "And we are proud to say that 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to Riley."