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Die-hard fans celebrate ‘Andrew Luck Day’

Indianapolis celebrates ‘Andrew Luck Day’

Randall Newsome | All IN

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Colts fans shared their feelings about Mayor Joe Hogsett declaring Tuesday, September 3, “Andrew Luck Day” in the city.

Hogsett gave the former quarterback an official proclamation, encouraging residents, fans and community leaders to remember the city-wide impact he made.

Since joining the Colts in 2012 as the NFL’s top draft pick, Luck has proven himself to be a dedicated, hardworking member of the Indianapolis community, both on and off the field.

All In spoke with Perry Fiscus and Randy Collins, members of the “Indy Blue Crew” who talked about the proclamation after dealing with the heartbreaking news of Luck’s retirement.

“We are going to miss him, but we get that Andrew needed to go and we respect him for the decision and we wish him well,” Fiscus said.

“We had a lot of exciting games with him here and I’m proud to wear the jersey,” Collins added.

Hogsett says Luck will remain a “Hoosier for life” for making his presence known with his dedication to Riley Hospital for Children, where he delivered gifts, caroled during the holidays, sent messages of encouragement to staff, and made surprise visits to patients fighting for their lives.

“He [was with] the kids, he had a great sense of humor and he was always positive… thank you Andrew, thank you very much,” Collins said.

Luck established the “Change the Play” program to teach kids around the state about proper nutrition, physical fitness, and education. He also created the “Andrew Luck Book Club,” promoting the power of literacy and education to readers of all ages and abilities.

The city has encouraged residents to use their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts Tuesday to share why they are thankful Andrew Luck is a part of the Indianapolis community using #ThankYouAndrewLuck.

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Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid-20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. It will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.

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