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Andrew Luck conducts “Change the Play” event in South Bend on Monday

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NFL: Indianapolis Colts-Minicamp Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

We’re in the midst of the one true dead period of the NFL year, as players aren’t around their teams due to no organized activities until training camp begins.

There are still things that players need to do during this time to stay in shape, but it’s also a chance to take some time off before the grind of the season. This portion of the offseason is often characterized by hanging out with families, charity events, and football camps.

That’s what Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was up to on Monday, as he was in South Bend to host a camp for kids in connection with Riley Children’s Hospital. According to Colts.com’s Kevin Bowen, the “Change the Play” event today drew more than 200 kids. Luck was involved with planning the events and was very involved today, including throwing passes, speaking and doing a Q&A session, and signing plenty of autographs. South Bend was the first of three cities that Luck will visit this week with the “Change the Play” camps, as Bowen notes that the quarterback will also visit Evansville and Fort Wayne.

It’s cool to see Andrew Luck getting involved in helping youth learn and enjoy football, especially in partnership with Riley Children’s Hospital. Unfortunately, Monday’s camp was cut short due to the weather, but it undoubtedly was still a day to remember for the kids who showed up and got to hang out with the Colts’ franchise quarterback.