Pat McAfee goes big in everything he does. He played in the NFL for eight seasons with the Indianapolis Colts and was regarded as one of the league’s best punters during that time. Since retiring from football, McAfee remained in Indianapolis and became a popular figure in the sports and entertainment world. He hosts the weekday sports talk program The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube and has garnered more than two million subscribers thanks to his irreverent personality, quick wit and sense of humor.
Pat is a strong advocate and has been for many years. In 2019, he visited us to promote the donation of 100 mattresses from Leesa Mattress. Pat took time to interact with the kids and make his visit special for them. His playful spirit and energy created a positive and memorable experience for everyone involved. He also filmed a promotional video that highlighted Coburn Place and our mission and signed items for us to sell at auction.
After signing a new deal for his show in late 2021, Pat immediately pledged $6 million in donations to various organizations that have impacted him and his community – youth programs, children’s hospitals and domestic violence organizations. Pat says he “found so much inspiration in Coburn Place” and contributed $150,000 in 2022 as part of his larger promise. This generous donation significantly increased our capacity to provide safe housing and compassionate support to survivors of domestic violence.
Pat’s dedication to Coburn Place is a testament to his character and his commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are grateful we to share a community with someone so amazing.