While San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received criticism for kneeling during the national anthem this football season, he is continuing his push for change by using his checkbook.
According to USA Today, Kaepernick, who was born in Milwaukee, donated $25,000 to Urban Underground, a local youth program aimed at offering teens a safe place to learn leadership skills, receive college prep help and hold social events like movie nights.
Director Sharlen Moore said the donation is a huge help for the small non-profit organization.
“We’re not getting funds like that,” Moore told USA Today. “To have made such a large gift is beyond meaningful for us. It is beyond meaningful.”
Kaepernick sparked a national debate this season, infuriating many, by kneeling during the national anthem in order to draw awareness to racial discrimination and abuse by police.
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