INDIANAPOLIS – Come Friday night, Pat McAfee's "home" colors will include a touch of red to go with his normal blue and white attire.
The American theme in McAfee's wardrobe on Friday can be seen at his second annual Red, White and Boomstick Cocktail Gala inside the Solutions Air Charter at the Indianapolis Regional Airport (about 14 miles east of downtown Indy).
With country singer Corey Cox performing, Friday night’s event will help provide scholarship assistance to the children of US Military personnel.
"Last year we did it at Sullivan's and it was such a success, such a fun night that we moved it to a bigger venue, so we could bring in some live music and have even more fun," McAfee said about the 2015 event.
"It's really just a great evening signifying red, white and blue, obviously for America, and it raises an amazing amount of money for these kids. It's our second year going and if it's anything like last year, it should be an absolute blast."
McAfee, who seemingly has a hand in virtually every community program, has always been a major advocate of raising money for the military.
Former Colts linebacker Pat Angerer is on the McAfee foundation board, which judges essay contests from military children.
"The way these kids get scholarships is they enter via a scholarship contest, which tells us what your father/mother being in the military has meant to you," McAfee explains.
"It's elaborate, elaborate essays and we have a bunch of different judges, who score the essays and we reward the scholarships from the scoring. Going into this year we will crack over $120,000 worth of scholarships and this gala really helps out towards that."
Friday night's event, hosted by McAfee, is just another example of the Colts punter taking his All-Pro talent from the gridiron, and spreading it throughout the community.
"It's just going to be a fun evening, raising money for my foundation, which gives scholarships to children of military families," the Colts seventh-year punter says.
"It's a fun night and I can't wait for it to get started."