Andrew Luck and Riley working together to help kids get healthy

Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck is becoming a Hoosier more and more each day and now, a new partnership is helping to cement his commitment to the community.

Tuesday, Luck and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health announced a partnership to help children make good health choices.

"Change the Play" will focus on encouraging kids to make better choices in the areas of physical fitness, nutrition and education.

Doctor Jeff Sperring, President and CEO of Riley, said he is excited about the future and the partnership with Luck.

"To see him with the kids here at the hospital you really know what a great person he is and what a role model he is."

Luck said this program is much like the encouragement he got growing up from his parents.

"My parents encouraged my siblings and I to get outside to be active and eat well and that's something that I believe in and if I can work with Riley on imparting that onto children of this state, then it's a good deal," said Luck.

This partnership with Riley Hospital is the rookie quarterback's first solid commitment to the community since joining the Colts earlier this year.

"I think it's servant leadership and I think it's something that is engrained in the Colts culture," said Chris Gahl with Visit Indy.

"You saw that with Peyton Manning, you saw that with Tony Dungy. It's the mentality that if you are gonna live somewhere, then get engaged. If you're gonna be apart of a community, then find a way to be apart of that community, not just live here and not just work here."

Luck will make visits to the hospital, conduct sports performance camps, contribute to educational tools for children and hold speaking engagements through the partnership.

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