Colts Punter Pat McAfee to Sponsor Indianapolis Native’s Indy 500 Car [VIDEO]
Few Colts' players have ingrained themselves into the Indianapolis community like punter, Pat McAfee. He's quickly become a fan favorite thanks to his outgoing personality, quick wit, and hilarious sense of humor. Now he's taking his support of the city he calls home to the next level by sponsoring a car in the 100th running of the Indy 500 Memorial Day Weekend.
To be clear, while McAfee is the one ponying up the funds to cover the sponsorship, Conor's car won't have a huge portrait of the punter's face plastered across it (although that would be pretty cool). McAfee's new business venture, Shirts For America.com will be the featured logo.
Shirts For America is an online t-shirt store set up through McAfee's "Pat McAfee Foundation" that features over-the-top patriotic themed shirts such as eagle talons gripping the word, "'Merica", and another featuring a graphic that says, "Majestic Since 1776". A portion of all sales from the site benefit the Wish for Our Heroes Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit founded in Indiana, which assists members of the military and their families.
The car will be driven by Noblesville, Indiana native, Conor Daly who befriended McAfee through their apparently mutual love of Mario Kart...
As for how McAfee thinks Daly and the car that will bear his name will fare in the iconic race, in typical Pat McAfee fashion, his thoughts are pretty bold.
No pressure, Conor.