Colts kick off Mental Health Awareness Month with campaign

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It’s one of the most important times of the year, especially for the Indianapolis Colts.

With the NFL Draft complete, Colts owner Jim Irsay now turns his attention to Mental Health Awareness Month and his “Kicking the Stigma” campaign.

Today is the beginning of a four-day virtual fundraiser to raise awareness for mental health disorders, with the end goal being to expand programming for non-profits that focus on mental health.

Each day a different virtual activity will take place, beginning with a roundtable discussion hosted by Carson Daly of NBC’s The Today Show, featuring Colts linebacker Darius Leonard. He and several other NFL players will share their own ups and downs with mental health.

One day this week will be dedicated to an online memorabilia auction, featuring some of the most beloved names in Colts football history. The lineup includes Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy, Edgerrin James, Reggie Wayne and Jeff Saturday.

The fundraiser will wrap up on Thursday, May 6th. All funds raised will go towards the new Kicking The Stigma Action Fund, which will be working to expand programming offered by Mental Health America Indiana, NAMI Greater Indianapolis, Project Healthy Minds and Bring Change to Mind.

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