Colts Cheerleaders skydive to benefit kids at Riley

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WISH) – Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders went skydiving with teddy bears on Saturday to benefit children at Riley Hospital.

16 cheerleaders jumped from 13,000 feet thanks to Skydive Indianapolis. Each cheerleader jumped with a bear from Canopies for Kids. 

Through the national skydiving program, people can jump with a teddy bear that is then declared the “Bravest Bear in the World” and given to “The Bravest Kid in the World,” a patient at Riley Hospital for Children.

“Coming into this, I can honestly say that I never had the desire to skydive; never dreamt of doing this. But we were doing it as a team, as a family and for the kids. They inspired us all,” Breanna Fonner said.

Proceeds from the bears go to Riley Hospital, plus Skydive Indianapolis donated $30 from every tandem dive on Saturday.

After the jumps, the Colts Cheerleaders delivered the bears to patients at Riley.

”The Indianapolis Colts have been longtime supporters of Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, so the opportunity to participate in this program was something our Cheerleaders were excited and honored to do,” said Kelly Tilley, Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader Manager.

For more information on Skydive Indianapolis, click here or call 1-800-SKY-DIVE.

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