After already donating the first six weeks of his salary over to funding scholarships, Chris Long is going to give the remainder of his 2017 game checks to “support education equality.”
The ex-Patriots defensive end – now with the Eagles – announced through his foundation on Wednesday that he will donate the remaining 10 game day paychecks of the 2017 season. The first six paychecks of the season went to the support of a scholarship program in his hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia.
According to the announcement, Long’s donation will “support organizations in his three NFL communities in an effort to combine communal forces to create equal education opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders”:
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
Since Long played in New England, the Boston area is reportedly one of the “three NFL communities” mentioned:
The #eagles Chris Long @JOEL9ONE will announce today he's donating last 10 checks of 2017 in addition to 6 game checks donated to fund scholarships in Charlottesville. It's his #pledge10 for Tomorrow campaign. Final 10 checks will fund education in Phila, Boston, St. Louis
— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 18, 2017