Colts Owner Jim Irsay to Help Victims of Indiana State Fair Tragedy By Raising Money During Team's Preseason Game

By Dan Parzych

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay is no stranger when it comes to generosity–especially when it comes to providing fans with the chance to earn cash prizes by answering trivia questions on Twitter. After last weekend’s tragedy at the Indiana State Fair, Irsay hopes to help the victims during the team’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins on Friday.

According to the Associated Press, Irsay plans to distribute $1 from each ticket sold from the Colts-Redskins game to help the families of the victims involved. Irsay also plans on urging fans to make a $10 donation as well to the Indiana State Fair Remembrance Fund.

Five people were killed and dozens more injured after strong winds caused the stage to collapse at the Indiana State Fair during a windstorm before a Sugarland concert. This is one of those tragic stories that is just devastating to read about and it’s difficult to imagine what these families have gone through over the last week.

Once again, Irsay shows us why he’s one of the most respected owners in the NFL and it’s good to see him get involved with raising money for this tragic event.

Dan Parzych is the Lead NFL Content Editor for,  where he writes and edits NFL content for

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