In early November, Pat McAfee teased his fans on his “The Pat McAfee Show” that there was big news on the horizon. On Thursday, he announced that he has made a deal with FanDuel that will keep him on his team for at least three years to continue doing the show, but in his words, “bigger” with all the money FanDuel invests but never revealed the number.

Nonetheless, with his new contract, McAfee decided to give back to the communities that made him the man you see today, starting with his hometown of Plum (PA), by donating a total of 2.85. million dollars to local athletics.

Plum Country Soccer – $ 200,000

Midget Plum Football Association $ 150.00

Youth Lacrosse Plum Boro – $ 150,000

Youth wrestling – $ 150.00

Youth basketball – $ 100.00

Youth baseball $ 100.00

High school athletics plum – 2,000,000

McAfee then noted that his first charitable contribution was in Morgantown, West Virginia, while he attended the University of West Virginia and was the Mountaineer Specialist for four seasons (2005-08) during the most heyday in West Virginia football history. At WVU, he spent time at the WVU Children’s Hospital and thanked the late Bill Stewart for giving back to the community.

“Bill Stewart was a man who was a coach of mine – rest in peace. He was a tight ends coach and special team coordinator for my first three years, then my senior year became a head coach. , and he was always determined to “give back to the community,” McAfee said. “So there was this children’s hospital right across from the Milan Puskar stadium where the players could go there and interact with the kids who are much tougher than all of us and see what it was like to give back and smile their faces. It was the first place where I really served the community. So we have to give them a million dollars.

He didn’t stop there.

The Indianapolis Colts drafted McAfee in 2008. He has always said Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning welcomed the Mountaineer with open arms his rookie season and credited him with making him the player. by replicating Manning’s work ethic. He donated $ 1 million to Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis.

Then he turned his attention to the defensive side of the ball to former Colts defensive end Robert Mathis. McAfee said Mathis accepted him into the locker room as one of the guys in his rookie season. McAfee has donated $ 1 million to his charity, “The Original Gridiron Gang,” which empowers children who cannot afford to go to camps to do so and to train with coaches. NFL certified.

He also worked for Wish for our Heroes, allocating $ 200,000 to the organization, $ 150,000 to Coburn Place, a safe in Indianapolis, and Fur the Brand, a charity created by McAfee and his wife. , Samantha. The foundation supports payments for families undergoing K9 cancer treatments.

McAfee also gives each staff member who works for The Pat McAfee Show a bonus of 250,000 and their parents, Tim and Sally, an undisclosed amount but lists their seven digits.

Finally, McAfee is giving a lucky $ 1.5 million fan a chance. To participate, fans are invited to take a screenshot of their first involvement with The Pat McAfee Show and tweet it with #PMSFANDUELFAMILY to participate.

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