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.
Chris Long announces he is donating 10 game checks to an educational organization. Already has donated 6 checks to provide scholarships pic.twitter.com/Tbfe3VlKca— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) October 18, 2017
“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.”