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Colts players help build playground at IPS elementary school

It's the 13th playground the Colts have helped build in the city since 2008.

INDIANAPOLIS — The students at the Sankofa School of Success in Indianapolis got a new playground Tuesday, thanks to the Indianapolis Colts.

The Colts used their "Colts Community Tuesday" to help build the playground at IPS School #99. The school is for students in grades pre-K through sixth. More than 150 volunteers from the Colts and other local organizations came together for the project.

It's the 13th playground the Colts have helped build in the city since 2008.

Other community partners involved in the build include Lucas Oil Products, Howard Companies, Ingredion Incorporated, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Legends Global Merchandising, OEG, Republic Services, Salesforce and SYNLawn Indiana.

Credit: WTHR/Russ Govert
Volunteers from the Indianapolis Colts and other community organizations help build a playground at IPS School #99.

Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and running back Jonathan Taylor were two of the players on hand helping out. Taylor said his own experience as a kid at school encourages him to help others now.

"Where I went to middle school and elementary school, we didn't really have a bunch of up-to-date, 21st century, nice playgrounds," Taylor said. "That's what they should have. They're kids. They should come to school to learn and have fun, not worry about having just a blacktop to play on."

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