Former NFL punter and current media personality Pat McAfee recently helped a local bowling alley in his hometown stay in business.
The GoFundMe page set a fundraising goal of $100,000 and finished with a total of $124,298 raised thanks, in large part, to donations of $20,000 and $15,892 made on behalf of "Pat McAfee Inc."
“Nesbit’s is a staple of the Plum community,” McAfee told TribLive.com. “I’ve had the privilege of bowling there, hanging out there and using their parking lot in times of need in high school.”
Nesbit's Lanes first opened in 1946 and has been a mainstay in Plum throughout the years.
McAfee, who now resides in Indianapolis after spending his entire eight-year NFL career with the Colts before retiring in 2017, has stayed loyal to his Western Pennsylvania roots, which includes naming his sports gambling podcast 'Hammer Dahn' after the heavy Pittsburgh accent pronunciation of "hammer down," as well as dropping numerous other Western Pennsylvania lingo throughout his 'Pat McAfee Show' broadcasts.
McAfee, who represented Pittsburgh and won the NFL's 'Punt, Pass and Kick' competition for 14- and 15-year-old boys in 2002-03, also famously recounts the story of Steelers legend Troy Polamalu stopping him from scoring a seemingly would-be touchdown in front of friends and family at Heinz Field by uncharacteristically covering the "C gap" during a fake field goal attempt, with the play instead being audibled into a successful field goal by Adam Vinatieri.
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