Andrew Luck addresses state lawmakers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) —¬†Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck delivered a pair of speeches at the Statehouse Tuesday.

Luck appeared in both the Indiana House and the state Senate along with an entourage from Riley Hospital, and there was a purpose to the visit.

Luck is trying to raise awareness for a program called “Change the Play.”

And nothing, perhaps, raises awareness quite like throwing a pass to the House Speaker in the middle of a session.

Change the Play is a health and fitness initiative that is now in 100 schools. 20,000 kids have been reached.

It was developed by Riley with Luck’s help.

“Change the Play is all about empowering kids in our community, our state, to take on their health and have fun as they do it,” Luck told the Senate, “and that to me is the key. No kid is going to do anything that’s not fun. I’m not gonna do anything that’s not fun. I’ll tell you that.”

Both Houses passed a resolution in support of Change the Play. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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