Colts’ Wayne, friends put on his annual celebrity basketball game at Indiana Black Expo (excerpt)
In two weeks, Reggie Wayne will focus on his day job as the Indianapolis Colts’ three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse, he was out of his element but having a ball. With a pulsating hip-hop backbeat setting the tone, he helped pull off the annual Amp Harris and Reggie Wayne “Saving Our Youth” celebrity basketball game as part of Indiana Black Expo.
At halftime, Wayne’s team — it included Colts teammates Bob Sanders, Marlin Jackson, Robert Mathis and Pierre Garcon — was trailing by double digits. Yet he sat on the scorer’s bench, smiling as he looked around at young fans who had crowded the court seeking autographs and photo ops.
“It’s all about giving back to the community, seeing everybody having a good time,” Wayne said. “The whole thing with the Expo gig is to have fun. Whatever problems you have, you have an opportunity to come out here and enjoy the festivities. (the rest of the piece by By Mike Chappell can be found at http://wap.indystar.com/news.jsp?key=493807&rc=sp)