Saturday, October 22, 2016

Feel Good Friday: Pat McAfee to host fundraiser for tornado victims

Arguably one of the most charitable Mountaineers is Colts punter Pat McAfee. McAfee has been known to consistently give back to those in need, especially across the state of Indiana.

McAfee has his own foundation, The Pat McAfee Foundation, which gives scholarship money to children of military personnel. Now, on the eve of the football season, McAfee has set his sights on another way to give back.

Earlier this week, Kokomo, Indiana suffered a set of devastating tornadoes. Once this took place, McAfee immediately turned to twitter to state that he would be doing something to help those affected. Thursday night, the punter announced his plans to create a fundraiser to do just that. McAfee will be hosting an event titled “Cracking Up for Kokomo” next week, on Friday September 2.

All proceeds from the event will go to the United Way of Howard County, Kokomo tornado relief. Further details will likely to come in the next few days, but this is just another example of McAfee giving back to the state that has become home since starting in the NFL.

Earlier this summer, the punter also started an organization called Shirts for America to help sponsor his friend Conor Daly’s race car driving. The Shirts for America company also benefits McAfee’s foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project. McAfee is very outspoken on his love for America and those who have dedicated their time to serving this country’s military and it seems like at every corner McAfee finds some way to help others and give back.

His impromptu comedy night next week is just another example of his giving to those in need. With two weeks before the start of another NFL season, McAfee is taking time out of his schedule and finding a way to give back to those affected by such devastating tornadoes. More details are sure to come in the following days and we will continue to update you on any more information as it is available.



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