Indiana Black Expo has announced the recipient of its 2016 Spirit Award. Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano will be honored in July at the organization’s annual Corporate Luncheon.
IBE says the Spirit Award recognizes Pagano’s positive attitude and mental toughness during his battle with leukemia. He had to take a leave of absence just three games into his Colts career after the diagnosis. He has since formed the CHUCKSTRONG foundation, which has helped to raise around $2.5 million for cancer research.
The Indiana Black Expo Corporate Luncheon is Friday, July 15 at the Indiana Convention Center. The organization expects an attendance of nearly 3,000.