Where’s Amy tried her hand at bowling for a great cause. Gary Brackett’s Impact Foundation, founded in 2007 by former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett, held a family friendly bowling themed fundraiser at Pinheads Entertainment Center in Fishers. The event, titled “Bowl-me-Over” hosted approximately 50 bowlers and raised more than $26,000 to fund the organization’s mission. The Impact Foundation has four core programs all aimed at improving the lives of underserved and/or chronically ill youth and their families. Impact Ready is one of the programs which provides life skills and job readiness training with an end goal to help disenfranchised youth break the cycle of poverty and enter into a life of self-sufficiency. Other programs the organization delivers are Impact Works, TendHer Heart Luncheon, and Gary’s Lockers which stocks lockers at local hospitals with toys, clothing, books and other items to help chronically ill youth and their families a sense of normalcy during their hospital stay. This year, nearly 1,000 youth and families have been served through the various programs.
Brackett himself attended along with employees of businesses that sponsored the event including Fishers based Above & Beyond Realty, LM Henderson, Equiteam, and Andrews Construction Company. The Foundation’s administrator, Kathleen Spears and Brackett’s wife Ragan Brackett, MD also attended.