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August 6, 2013

Families out in force to see Colts' evening practice

ANDERSON, Ind. — “They’re huge.”

Those were the first words Mark Wagner could muster about seeing the Indianapolis Colts up close on Tuesday evening at training camp on the Anderson University campus.

Tuesday’s practice was the only evening event of the three-week training camp period, with Colts City open from 5 to 9:30 p.m. So for Wagner and many other parents who work during the day, it was a once-a-season chance to take their children to see the team they love.

But for the Decatur resident, the trip served a little more significance. His 9-year-old son Andrew has a brain tumor, and he requires regular visits to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. It might sound scary, but the prognosis for Andrew, who watched the team over the railing of the practice field bleachers, is good.

For now, the tumor is benign and doesn’t affect the boy’s life day-to-day, and it’s not expected to get worse. But the family still needs to take him to Riley from time to time for checkups. Since the Wagners were already scheduled to make the trip south, Mark found it to be the perfect opportunity to bring Andrew and his brother, Adam, to practice.

“It was a stroke of good luck the practice was at night,” Wagner said. “And it’s beautiful out here.”

It was the close of an exciting day for Andrew, who got to meet and take his picture with a few Colts cheerleaders at the hospital. The young fan said he’s excited for quarterback Andrew Luck’s sophomore campaign, and he has lofty expectations for the team.

“Super Bowl champions,” the boy predicted.

The Wagners joined at least 7,000 more Colts fans, the largest practice attendance in 2013 to date. To accommodate the crowd, the team moved practice onto the main field. Fans still spilled out of the bleachers and around the track.

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