Colts playoff watch party to benefit prospective college students

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - A watch party to cheer on the Indianapolis Colts will benefit prospective college students.

The public is invited to the Playoff and Praise Watch Party at City of Hope Community Church. The event will help raise money for students wanting to visit college campuses.

Pastor Corey Duncan shared the watch party invite on Community Connection hosted by Tony Lamont Friday afternoon.

City of Hope Community Church teamed up with AM 1310 The Light for Saturday's big game. Duncan explained on the radio that for every touchdown the Colts score, there will be a donation made towards a college tour scholarship for high school students.

"We just wanted to create a fun and family atmosphere for everyone to watch the game. Everybody is going to watch the game. The Colts are in the playoffs. We just wanted to create an environment where the community can come out and fellowship together," said Pastor Corey Duncan.

The scholarship college tour donations are in memory of Dijon Anderson. He is the student who was headed to college on athletic scholarships before he was shot and killed on West 38th Street in Indianapolis. His family has a foundation set up in his honor to help students who want to attend college. The college tours include visits to Tennessee State University, Fisk University and Kentucky State University.

Krista Frazier is Anderson’s mother, who wanted to do something to keep his memory alive.

"I am excited about it. I was nervous about starting a foundation because it’s a lot of work," she said. "This is the second event and we are going to continue to do this for a lifetime."

The Playoff and Praise Watch Party starts at 4:30 tomorrow at City of Hope Church at 10607 East 56th Street near German Church Road on the city's far east side.