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Contact: Dave Blower Jr. at 317-644-0980;
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Feb. 2, 2021) — The Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) are sponsoring the Colts Biggest Fan Contest – a coloring competition in partnership with the Indianapolis Colts and “Blue,” the football team’s official mascot. From now until Feb. 7, kids are encouraged to go to Colts.com to color the ISA and ICMC branded pages featuring Blue in a soybean and corn field, respectively. Participants then return the sheets online for a chance to win.
“ISA is proud to continue its partnership with the Indianapolis Colts to tell the farm sustainability story through soybean uses like soy crayons and soy-based turf to consumers around the state,” said Anngie Steinbarger, Indiana Soybean Alliance Sustainability and Value Creation Committee Chairwoman and farmer from Edinburgh, Ind. “We are constantly trying to identify new and creative ways to communicate this message, and our partnership with them has allowed that message to resonate even more.”
ISA and ICMC have been proud corporate sponsors of Indianapolis Colts programs and initiatives since 2012, reaching thousands of consumers through the years. The outreach the Colts have with the community has been a great fit for the two Indiana checkoff organizations and a compelling way for them to amplify the message of Hoosier corn and soybean farming across the state. In the past, the organizations have teamed up to sponsor tailgate cookoffs, “Colts in the Community” events and more.
As part of the current partnership along with the coloring contest, the Colts will promote soy and corn based products and the sustainable corn and soybean story through schools and events across the state over this next year and football season. Voting for the coloring contest begins following the conclusion of the NFL championship game on Feb. 7, with the winner of the Colts Biggest Fan Contest receiving a personal visit from Blue and a Colts gift package. Finalists will be notified when voting is complete, and the grand-prize winner will be selected soon after.
To learn more and to enter, go to. And if you need materials to color the sheets, ISA has you covered. Just go to and order your free soybean-based crayons.
About Indiana Soybean Alliance: The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA works to assist soybean farmers through its strategic initiatives of market development; environmental, social and economic sustainability; value creation and producer engagement. ISA is led by an elected, farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 20,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Learn more at www.indianasoybean.com
About Indiana Corn Marketing Council: The Indiana Corn Marketing Council was established by the Indiana General Assembly to promote the interests of corn growers in the state and to manage corn checkoff funds. The Council is composed of 17 voting directors who guide investments of corn checkoff funds on behalf of more than 20,000 Indiana corn farmers. The ICMC works to assist corn farmers through its strategic initiatives of market development; environmental, social and economic sustainability; value creation and producer engagement. Learn more at www.incorn.org
This communication was funded with Indiana corn checkoff dollars.