Colts owner Jim Irsay will soon sign a check for a lot more than $10,000 for Andrew Luck. But for now, he’s signing a check for $10,000 in honor of his team’s other rookie quarterback.
The Colts have announced that Irsay donated $10,000 to charities involved in Irrelevant Week, which is taking place this week with Chandler Harnish, the Colts’ seventh-round quarterback who became Mr. Irrelevant as the last player taken in the draft, as the honoree.
The charities involved in Irrelevant Week include the Goodwill Fitness Center in Orange County, California, which benefits student athletes, the R.M. Pyles Camp for underprivileged kids and the Radio Isotope Therapy of America Foundation, which assists cancer patients.
Irrelevant Week began in 1976 and has honored the last pick in the draft while also raising money for charities in the area of Newport Beach, California for 37 years. Former NFL player Paul Salata, who played for the San Francisco 49ers in 1949 and then was traded to the Baltimore Colts in 1950, was the creator of Irrelevant Week.