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Colts bring Christmas cheer to Riley patients

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INDIANAPOLIS -

Officially, it's a day off for the Indianapolis Colts. They'll get back to work Wednesday to prepare for Sunday's game in Kansas City.

But quarterback Andrew Luck and some of his teammates spent the day singing Christmas carols to patients at Riley Hospital.

Several Colts players, cheerleaders and Blue strolled the halls of Riley at IU Health singing carols and distributing gifts to patients and their families.

"Being here over a year now, you really realize how important Riley is not just the city, but the state and all the great things they do. So for us to get to come and help out is an honor for us," said Luck.

"Kind of makes you think about what Christmas is all about - giving back. People who don't have the opportunity to celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense - to kind of bring it to them about make sure everybody gets the opportunity," said Anthony Castanzo, Colts offensive tackle.

"Unfortunately the kids are here during the holiday season. They face difficult circumstances every day. This is a chance for us to come and brighten their spirits a little bit - and hopefully bring a smile to their face. So we're excited. This is something we look forward to every year," said Matt Overton, Colts long snapper.

This visit has become an annual tradition for the Colts started by Jim Irsay.

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