Darius Leonard, a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, recently announced the launch of his foundation, Maniac Foundation, which is set to benefit his hometown of Lake View, South Carolina.
The foundation will provide aid to families in need through educational programs and food assistance. Maniac Foundation will serve families in both Indianapolis, Indiana and Lake View, South Carolina – the two places that hold a special place in Leonard’s heart.
The Maniac Foundation’s mission is “dedicated to transforming communities through education, wellness, serving families in need and other charitable causes.”
Leonard said “there are three pillars we want to touch here, first helping families put food on the table, second pillar is getting kids more involved in schoolwork, we’re trying to start ‘Math for Maniacs’ and get kids to fall in love with schoolwork again.”
He started the foundation because he loves to give back and put a smile on other people’s faces. He hopes this is just the beginning of the foundation’s efforts to help people in South Carolina and Indiana.