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Colin Kaepernick Concludes $1M Pledge for Underserved Communities

Colin Kaepernick Concludes $1M Pledge for Underserved Communities

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick announced that he’d fulfilled his $1 million pledge of his salary to underserved communities.

The former NFL star, who is still a free agent, started his pledge in September of 2016. The pledge came one month after the former 49ers player started his on-field protests against police brutality and structural racism.

Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the team in March, and confirmed the achievement via Twitter.

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As the final component of his pledge, Huffington Post reports that the 30-year-old asked a number of high-profile athletes and entertainers to donate $10,000 to a charity of their choosing. He then matched the donation dollar-for-dollar in what he referred to as the #10for10 challenge.

Amazing.

 

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