It’s not every day you see a professional athlete donate his/her entire annual salary, but that is exactly what Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is doing.
According to ESPN, “Chris Long is donating the rest of his year’s salary to increase educational equality.”
The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end already gave up his first six game checks to provide two scholarships for students in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, he’s using the next 10 to launch the Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.
“My wife and I have been passionate about education being a gateway for upward mobility and equality,” Long told the Associated Press. “I think we can all agree that equity in education can help effect change that we all want to see in this country.”
In case fans were wondering, Long’s base salary for the 2017 season is $1 million.
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
Chris Long, you are awesome.