Colts' Pat McAfee gives away $35,000 in scholarships

Pat McAfee

Colts star punter Pat McAfee is getting some major kudos today after giving away $35,000 in scholarships to children of military families.

Afterwards McAfee tweeted: "They were so happy and I could hear most of their parents who served in the background ecstatic as well.. That's what life's all about."

He got a ton of responses from the kids and parents, including one from Derek Martin, which read, "Thanks a ton for the scholarship. You relieved a huge burden from me and my family #grateful."

Chloe Aleena wrote, "Can't believe the phone call I just got!!! Thank you so much for the scholarship @PatMcAfeeShow!"

"My daughter @dburris_11 just got a personal phone call from @PatMcAfeeShow #foundation #scholarship Thank you!!!" wrote Michelle Burris.

The money was donated through McAfee's foundation. Learn more here.