Morgantown, West Virginia – After signing a $30 million dollar annual deal with FanDuel, former West Virginia Mountaineers punter turned media mogul Pat McAfee donated $6 million to youth programs, domestic violence shelters, children’s hospitals and various other charities that mean something to him today.
The 4 year deal with FanDuel will be worth a total of $120 million and McAfee was very generous in giving back. Last week, the Plum, Pennsylvania native donated $2 million to his high school alma mater’s athletic program and today, he gave his Pat McAfee Show employees $250,000 bonuses and his parents $1 million.
In addition, McAfee gave a sizable donation of $1 million to West Virginia Children’s Hospital! McAfee attended West Virginia University and was the punter for the Mountaineers from 2005-2008 before being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2009 NFL Draft.
McAfee said the following about his donation to the West Virginia Children’s Hospital: “There was this place in Morgantown, West Virginia where I learned what it felt like to serve the community. Bill Stewart was a man who was one of my coaches, rest in peace, he was always big on giving back to the community.
So there’s this children’s hospital directly across the street from Milan Puskar Stadium where players would get to go over there and interact with kids that were much tougher than all of us. It was the first place where I ever felt what it was like to serve the community. So we’ve gotta give them a million dollars.”
See McAfee’s incredible announcement below:
I can’t thank you all enough..
Our MASSIVE announcementhttps://t.co/uKeZrO6SEP
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 9, 2021