Colts Cheer, the cheerleading squad associated with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL), is slated to tour with Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) as part of their annual Pro Blitz campaign. The tour features feature seven shows at bases throughout Europe, November 14-20.
Colts Cheer celebrates its 40th season in Indianapolis in 2023. The squad, which debuted in Baltimore in 1954, is the longest running tenured cheer program in the NFL. The Colts Cheer program focuses on highlighting the athleticism, talent, and character of the athlete-performers on the squad. In addition to performing for more than 63,000 fans in Lucas Oil Stadium at every home game, the cheerleaders serve the community in numerous ways. In 2022, squad members logged close to 1,000 hours at community and corporate appearances. The Colts Cheerleaders also commit themselves to being positive role models. The Junior Colts Cheer program currently consists of more than 600 children ages 3-14. The Junior Cheer program provides an enriching experience focused on self-esteem, teamwork, commitment, and fun. The Colts Cheerleaders aim to entertain, inspire, and unite our community. The Colts Cheer team said that it is an honor to express deep appreciation for the U.S. military members and their families on this military tour.
A native of Shelbyville, Indiana, Kaitlyn is a dance marathon program advisor and is in her fifth year with the cheer squad. She is a graduate of Ball State University in Indiana.
Madison is a customer relations professional from Cutler, Indiana. A graduate of Purdue University, she is in her fifth year with Colts Cheer.
Lanie, a physician assistant from Franklin, Indiana, is in her fourth year with the squad. She graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Indianapolis and received her Master’s degree from Indiana University.
A fitness coach from Merrillville, Indiana, Jada is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis and is in her fourth year with Colts Cheer.
Kacey is a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) nurse from Fishers, Indiana, who graduated from Xavier University in Ohio. She is in her third year with the squad.
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Hannah is a financial advisor who graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is in her second year with Colts Cheer.
An account manager originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Mary-Kaitlin graduated from Mississippi State University and is in her second year with the squad.
A Colts Cheer rookie originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Allison is a business management trainee who graduated from the University of Kentucky.
Blue is the official mascot of the Indianapolis Colts. This loveable and mischievous goodwill ambassador has performed 2000 plus school shows and performed at 187 Colts games. Blue has over 8 million followers on social media including the most followed North American Sports Team TikTok account. Blue is inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame and is the 3 time and reigning NFL Mascot of the Year.
AFE has been committed to boosting the morale and well-being of service members and their families stationed overseas through world-class live events and performances since 1951.