Colts’ Brett Hundley serves 250 kids and parents with epilepsy at Halloween Spectacular event
Casual NFL fans would be forgiven if they didn’t realize Brett Hundley was on the Colts. The veteran journeyman originally signed with Indianapolis over the summer but has been on and off the team’s practice squad since then, following up six years spent between the Packers, Seahawks and Cardinals. But make no mistake about it: The 28-year-old Hundley, now serving as the Colts’ top backup quarterback, has wasted no time representing Indianapolis well off the field.
Hundley has yet to take a snap as Carson Wentz’s No. 2 this year, but on Saturday, Oct. 16, a day before the Colts rolled over the Texans and reestablished themselves as AFC South contenders, the signal-caller earned a “W” with his Hundley Foundation’s annual Halloween Spectacular. Held in Las Vegas, the event hosted more than 250 kids and parents with epilepsy, offering a free space for families to connect along with food, music, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin decorating and a candy-bag scavenger hunt.
Hundley originally began his foundation in 2019 along with his sister, Paris, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a child, with the intention of providing support and resources for children living with the condition. Since then, he’s helped the foundation expand its focus to children with other disabilities, aiming to bring them together in community.
“As the Hundley Foundation has grown, we have expanded our mission,” the Colts quarterback said in a statement, “to include initiatives in epilepsy, education, wellness and mentorship … Being in a position where I can give back and help families and kids is what it’s all about.”
The NFL Players Association took notice of Hundley’s efforts, which came around the time the Colts hosted their own drive-through Halloween Party in the community, by declaring the QB its Week 7 Community MVP. Since the Hundley Foundation’s inception, the nonprofit has also provided over 7,000 meals to essential workers, provided scholarships to graduating high school seniors and college students, as well as invested in research of epilepsy and autism.