Colin Kaepernick Starts To Distribute The Final $100,000 Of His $1 Million Pledge 

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Paula Rogo Jan, 18, 2018

Colin Kaepernick named the first of 10 organizations Wednesday that will benefit from the final $100,000 of his $1 million pledge to charity.

The first charity announced was Silicon Valley De-Bug, a community organization in San Jose and Northern California’s South Bay that benefits youth, immigrants and low-wage workers. 

The former 49ers quarterback announced that he will be naming 10 beneficiaries in the next 10 days. Some of Kaepernick’s friends will also be matching his $10,000 donation to some of the organizations.

The financial match for Kaepernick’s first $10,000 to Silicon Valley De-Bug will come courtesy of Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant.

“My brother Kevin, you are truly a champion on, and off the court.” Kaepernick said in the Twitter announcement of his new pledge.

Kaepernick first announced his $1 million pledge in 2016 when he began kneeling for the National Anthem in protest of police brutality.

He has since donated money to more than 30 charities, according to ESPN.

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