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Colts LB Darius Leonard Launches the ‘Maniac Foundation’ to Serve the Community

NFL: NOV 17 Jaguars at Colts Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Indianapolis Colts All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard tweeted Monday evening about a ‘big announcement’ coming on Tuesday morning, and while it wasn’t a previously speculated lucrative multi-year contract extension with the Colts, it was still big news all of the same:

The ‘Maniac Foundation’ seeks to provide education, wellness, and serving families in need—while pursuing other charitable causes:

“The Maniac Foundation is dedicated to transforming communities through education, wellness, serving families in need and other charitable causes. The foundation will support its mission through a variety of initiatives including children’s health and wellness programs, providing resources for families in need, and Math Maniacs – an educational program designed to encourage kids to fall in love with math.

‘Indianapolis has been my home for the past three years – this community has given me so much and I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to give back,’ said Darius Leonard. ‘I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the Maniac Foundation and look forward to the impact we will be able to make in Indianapolis and my hometown, Lake View, SC.’”

Leonard has been active in social causes already this offseason—as he’s already starred in television commercials with Colts team owner Jim Irsay to help ‘kick the stigma’ of mental health illnesses and raise overall awareness.

This is just the latest charitable/social endeavor for a Colts player, who’s a true Horseshoe man both on and off the field. A great cause from an equally great player.