Colin Kaepernick Named NFLPA Community MVP

Colin Kaepernick was named the NFL Players Association’s Week 1 Community MVP Friday while not currently on an NFL roster.

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, was praised for “empowering under-served communities through donations and grassroots outreach.” This included $100,000 in donations on Sept. 7, when Kaepernick gave $25,000 each to four different charities: The innercity youth group DREAM; an equality foundation for immigrant youth, United We Dream, a group that fights child incarceration; The Gathering for Justice’s War on Children, and Coalition for the Homeless

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick donates custom made suits to parolees looking for jobs this May.

The NFLPA also honored Kaepernick for his efforts in a back-to-school backpack giveaway this past week.

Kaepernick remains unsigned after a 2016 season in which he drew national headlines for kneeling during the national anthem, his way of advocating against racial injustice in America. Last September, he pledged to donate $1 million of his salary to 24 different organizations. According to his foundation’s web site, $900,000 has currently been donated.

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