Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee just continues to add to his impressive list of accomplishments. He's an All-Pro punter, a stand-up comedian, and now he is sponsoring a driver in the upcoming Indianapoils 500.
McAfee announced today that he will sponsor Conor Daly in the 100th running of the Indy 500, working with Dale Coyne Racing. He is doing so through his newly-formed company, Shirts for America, which raises money to support veterans and military families in connection with the Pat McAfee foundation and Wish for Our Heroes.
Daly tweeted out a picture of what the Shirts for America car will look like:
McAfee and Daly are "good friends" whose bond grew over playing Mario Kart, according to McAfee in today's press conference, and McAfee guaranteed a win for Daly in the upcoming race (which will take place on Sunday, May 29).
"When I chatted with him about who the primary sponsor was going to be for the Indy 500, he told me he didn't have one yet," McAfee said today, according to CBS4. "Myself and my team saw this as an opportunity, not only to get an Indianapolis kid in the 100th running of the legendary Indianapolis 500, but a chance to raise some money for some military foundations as well. We're going to get this kid in the race to win. We are going to celebrate in Victory Lane by chugging 10 bottles of milk and we're gonna raise money for military foundations while doing so."
It's another cool initiative by McAfee to help raise support for military families, something he has done quite a bit of in recent years. In each of the past three years, McAfee has been the Colts' nominee for the NFL's Salute to Service Award (which recognizes players for their support of our armed forces) and last year was one of two finalists. Through the Pat McAfee Foundation, he has helped give back in many ways, and this Shirts for America initiative is just another such way.
I think I know who we'll all be rooting for in the upcoming Indianapolis 500!