Eagles defensive end, Chris Long has already decided to pledge his first six game checks for scholarships in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now he has decided to do the same with his final 10 checks to several different NFL cities. According to NBC Sports, Long wanted to do this to celebrate his 10th year of playing.
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He wants to help organizations that help provide students to develop and give them support. Long said, “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. Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America.” The organizations he will be helping are located in Philadelphia, Boston and St. Louis, which happen to be the places he has also played during his career.
Under the Chris Long Foundation he has also created “Pledge 10 for Tomorrow,” campaign. Long has been very outspoken about social issues and wants to put money in communities that need help to be improved. He said, “I’ve made a lot of money in my career, so it’s not like I’m scrapping check to check. This isn’t a hero thing. It’s nothing like that. It’s honestly just that I want to put my money where my mouth is.”