Morgantown, West Virginia – After signing a $30 million dollar annual deal with FanDuel, former West Virginia Mountaineers punter turned media mogul Pat McAfee gave a $1 million donation 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.”
Moments ago, West Virginia Children’s Hospital reached out to thank McAfee for his generous donation: “When WVU athletes and special guests visit the hospital they motivate and inspire our patients. It’s beautiful to hear the stories of the impact, even years later, made on those visitors. Thank you, Pat McAfee. This gift provides hope to our patients and families.”
When WVU athletes & special guests visit the hospital they motivate & inspire our patients. It’s beautiful to hear the stories of the impact, even years later, made on those visitors. Thank you, @PatMcAfeeShow! This gift provides hope to our patients & families. #GrowChildrens pic.twitter.com/C8MrPNWHz7
— WVU Children's (@WVUKids) December 10, 2021