By Andrea McCann
The Rotary Club of Zionsville didn’t have the days mixed up when they hosted “Saturday on Thursday,” May 16, at Eagle Church.
In fact, the Rotarians hosted a question-and-answer session and luncheon with former Colts center, Jeff Saturday, who lives between Zionsville and Carmel. The event, which also included an auction, was to raise funds for the club’s local and international philanthropies.
“I want you to know what we do is service,” said Rotary President Gary Carlson. “We try to do as much as we can with the funds that we get.”
Former Colts punter, Hunter Smith, a Zionsville resident, was emcee for the event and auctioned several items, starting with an Andrew Luck autographed jersey that brought $1,000. A package including two VIP sideline seats for a Colts game brought $700; an in-home dinner for 10 prepared by a chef brought $500; four paddock penthouse tickets for the 2013 Indy 500 brought $900; two maple trees and the planting service brought $500; a package including four Indiana Fever tickets brought $300; and a Pacers package including four playoff tickets brought $800.
After the auction, Smith introduced and interviewed his former teammate, Saturday, followed by questions for Saturday from the crowd.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for more on this story.