Sure, they make boat loads of money, but many NFL players use their fortunes for good.
'Tis better to give than to receive,
The Last Night’s Game Team
5 NFL (National Football League) Players Who Are Giving Back
1. Last year, Philadelphia Eagles player Chris Long donated his entire salary to benefit education initiatives. Ahead of last year’s Super Bowl victory, Long also raised funds by encouraging the NFL to donate all the proceeds of the infamous underdog shirts to local schools. CLOTHING WITH A CAUSE
2. Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants, has given millions away during his career. One major project he led was raising over $3 million to build a children’s clinic in Jackson, MS. It’s the only children’s hospital in the whole state and it helps over 75,000 kiddos each year. No wonder he was named the NFL’s Man of the Year. WHAT A MAN
3. Although he’s a controversial figure, Colin Kaepernick is making a difference in his community. He is currently raising money for the Know Your Rights Camp, which teaches youth how to interact with law enforcement, by selling special “#IMWITHKAP” jerseys. They sold out in hours. OUT OF STOCK
4. Philadelphia Eagles player Zach Ertz’s performance will impact his giving this year. For every catch he makes this season, Ertz and his wife Julie (who plays for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team) will donate to the City of Love Fund, which supports youth sports, education and family initiatives. A GREAT CATCH FOR CHARITY
5. Keep an eye out for the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) Community MVP award. The organization donates $10,000 each week during the regular season to a selected player’s charity of choice. The most recent winner, Tyrann Mathieu of the Houston Texans, donated backpacks full of school supplies to kids in need. THAT’S A LOT OF PENCILS
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