The only green was the grass on the field and the logos of the host school.

Funny that Marlin Jackson wouldn't try to advertise his current football affiliation-but in many ways the blue and white are just as important.

"it all started here in Indianapolis," said the Eagles cornerback, who called the Circle City his home for this first five seasons in the NFL.

Its then that he began his Fight For Life Foundation to help inner city youth and has since evolved into clinics, fundraisers and other evens.

They've been held at various sites around Indianapolis, from youth centers on the east side to the Colts' 56th Street Complex to Northwest High School on Saturday. The rotation has existed since 2005, when Jackson was a rookie cornerback for the AFC South champions.

Nothing has changed even though he's changed his address during the season to Pennsylvania, as he's continued to keep Fight For Life based in Indianapolis and the main events there as well.

"It started here, these kids are looking forward to it for the next year, how can I take it away," said Jackson when asked why he continues to hold clinic even after he stopped playing in Indianapolis.

Fight For Life Executive Director Liz Dixon doesn't expect that philosophy to change at all no matter where he may end up in his career. She says that Jackson insisted that the majority of the programs remain in Indianapolis and along with his hometown of Sharon, Pennsylvania.

"He felt like the kids here deserve the opportunity," said Dixon of Jackson's desire to continue efforts in the city. "Indianapolis was good to him, he was drafted here and the years that Indianapolis gave to him he's committed to giving those back to the youth in the city."

Saturday was another one of those events, as Jackson along with current Colts Gary Brackett and Jerraud Powers along with former linebacker Cato June ran kids through drills and flag football games. They also had lecture time to talk about issues that are faced often by kids and even adults in professional football.

"It's not about where you are, its what your doing," said June of Jackson continuing his efforts in Indianapolis. "It shows the measure of his as a person."

As far as what he wants to show kids during the camp, he continues the same philosophy that he had years ago as a Colts rookie.

"Be a positive influence," said Jackson of his message. "So many times when these kids go home, they're faced with tough situations on a day-to-day basis and this is a time for them to get an escape."

Just don't expect Marlin to do the same with those he mentors in the Circle City.