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.
I am happy to announce I have completed my #MillionDollarPledge. For the final #10for10 joining me is my brother @usher! He is donating $10k to match my $10k for $20k for H.O.M.E from Lithonia, GA. Head to https://t.co/aK6dK9NZZA for a complete list of my Million Dollar Pledge! pic.twitter.com/WiSAJePPcB
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 31, 2018
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.
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