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Chris Long to donate 10 more game checks to support educational equity

Long’s efforts this season have been inspiring.

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Chris Long announced in September that he was donating his first six game checks to fund scholarships in Charlottesville, Va. Wednesday morning, he expanded on that by announcing his Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.

The campaign involves Long donating his next 10 game checks to continue to support educational equity, but there’s another catch: He’s encouraging others to also make a donation.

“In my 10th year, I want to celebrate the awesome opportunity I’ve had to play football by giving back to the communities that have given me that gift,” Long said in his statement. “Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America.”

The inspiration behind Long’s donations came after the white supremacist rally in his hometown of Charlottesville in August.

“In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said in a press release from September. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community.”

Long — much like Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins, Anquan Boldin, and others — continue to make efforts to creative positive change in the world.