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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers makes seven-figure donation to alma mater

Posted at 12:06 PM, Jun 11, 2019

GREEN BAY — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is making a substantial donation to the University of California-Berkeley, his alma mater.

In a news release from the University of California-Berkeley athletics department, Rodgers made a seven-figure donation to the school's football program.

The seven-figure gift will be used to renovate the football locker room and create the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship, which will be awarded each year to a junior college transfer.

The renovation will be done this summer in time for the 2019 season. Once completed, the space will be renamed the Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room.

Rodgers played for the California Golden Bears for two seasons after two years at Butte College near his hometown of Chico, California.

"I'm pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football," Rodgers said in the release. "My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, unforgettable memories. Coach Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, and I am excited about the team's direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward."