Colts donated $25,000 to local high schools to help pay for athletic trainers


INDIANAPOLIS — On Thursday, the Indianapolis Colts awarded grants to two local high schools to provide nationally certified and state-licensed athletic training care to their student-athletes.

Both Christel House Watanabe High School and Purdue Polytechnic High School will receive $25,000 from the Colts to fund training services from IU Health Sports Medicine during home games. Read more. 

Bess, foundation official discuss grant in television appearance

Scott Bess, head of Purdue Polytechnic High School, joined Clair Fiddian-Greene, chief executive officer of the Fairbanks Foundation, on Inside INdiana Business to discuss the organization’s recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

The new high school’s curriculum will be organized around design challenges and hands-on projects. “The students don't go to math to science to social studies to English. Rather, everything comes from the projects and challenges and all the academic work comes out of that,” said Bess.