NFL’s Chris Long Will be Donating All of His 2017 Football Salary to Education Charity

by Walter Einenkel –

While presidents and their enablers shake their impotent fists at the peaceful protests of Americans NFL linebacker Chris Long has been doing some real patriotic work. About a month ago, Long and his wife announced that they would be donating almost half a season’s worth of Long’s sizeable football salary towards education scholarships in Charlottesville. Now, as ESPN reports, the Long’s have announced that Chris will donate the remaining 10 games worth of paychecks to a campaign for his foundation—Pledge 10 for Tomorrow.

“My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality,” Long told the Associated Press. “I think we can all agree that equity in education can help effect change that we all want to see in this country.”

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Long’s foundation has selected four organizations whose missions focus on making education easily accessible to underserved youth while also providing students the support they need to develop strong social and emotional character.

The four organizations are based in the three communities in which Long has played during his NFL career. The city that raises the most money during the season will receive an additional $50,000 donation.

Well done, Mr. Long. In unrelated news, our “billionaire” president uses charitable foundations or charitable “promises” to enrich himself while literally giving next to nothing out of his own pocket. A quick reminder: if you voted for Donald Trump you got got. And you’re kinda dumb.

 

Reprinted with permission from Daily Kos