HONOLULU (KHON2) — The family of UH football legend Colt Brennan is giving back to the community in his honor.
They launched the Colt Brennan Legacy Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation.
In announcing the Colt Brennan Legacy Fund, Colt’s father Terry Brennan spoke of his son as a normal kid who loved to hunt, fish, and of course play sports.
The fund will support causes that Brennan cared about such as UH athletics and youth sports.
It will also go toward organizations that advocate and provide resources for those struggling with mental health and addiction issues.
“There was that dark side of Colt that you know had to be addressed,” said Terry Brennan. “It’s hard to explain, and I wish I had the scholarly background to tell you some big words for it. But I don’t, and I’m not. It’s just one of those things where we knew that he needed help, and that’s why we wanted to start this legacy fund in his name so that hopefully we can prevent something like this happening down the road. Not only with the individual with the family.”
But more than anything, he says the fund will serve to keep Colt’s memory, and his love for the islands alive.
“He had such a relationship with the state of Hawaii,” said Brennan. “He said many times it gave him a second chance. That did not go unnoticed with him. He wanted to be a part of Hawaii as much as possible. I think this legacy fund is going to be able to do some things he would be proud of.”
Brennan died on May 11 in California.
He was 37 years old.
Brennan is known for elevating the UH program, and bringing the state together during his magical run as quarterback.
To donate visit hawaiicommunityfoundation.org/colt-fund.
Checks can be mailed to
Hawai’i Community Foundation
827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, HI 96813
Checks must include “Colt Brennan Legacy Fund” in the memo.
Questions about the Fund may be directed to HCF’s Donor Services at (808) 566-5560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barefoot League and HiLife have also collaborated to design a Colt Brennan Tribute shirt to benefit the Fund. The shirt is available for $30 online at hilifeclothing.com.
Check out what’s going on around the nation on our National News page
Colt will be inducted into the University of Hawaii Circle of Honor next month.