Indianapolis Colts Pat McAfee announced this morning that he has started the foundation Shirts for America to support local veterans groups. Shirts for America will be sponsoring Conor Daly and Dale Coyne Racing in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
The foundation, created just a few days ago will raise funds for the Pat McAfee Foundation and Wish for Our Heroes. Fifty percent of the proceeds from T-shirts sold on their website will go towards supporting these charities.
"Today is a gigantic day in history," he said to open up the official announcement. Referencing Babe Ruth and Joe Namath, McAfee went on to predict that Daly will win this year’s race, stating “you can quote that.”
McAfee, who admits to knowing very little about racing says that he will stay out of the pit box for the race. McAfee says he has been in Indianapolis and going to the race since he was 21 years old “and I've never been sober for it and that will continue this year.” He will be enjoying the race from a suite with friends. He stated that his dad will be there “in overalls and a Shirts for America t-shirt” in the pit box.
The partnership started over the weekend at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. In a conversation with McAfee, Daly mentioned that he had yet to secure primary sponsorship for the race. McAfee quickly put this foundation together and played a part in designing 25 T-shirts to sell on the official website.
The shirts are on sale now at shirtsforamerica.com
and prices range from $18 - $21.