Ten months ago, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made this pledge:
I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.
Kaepernick has been true to his world. Now in his tenth and final month, Colin is donating $10,000 to ten more charities to round out his $1 million promise.
Tomorrow, I'll be announcing the final $100,000 to complete my Million Dollar Pledge. I'm excited to share this last round of donations with all of you. You can see all 31 donations I’ve made so far on https://t.co/DkVikwsc2E #MillionDollarPledge #10for10 pic.twitter.com/w47VUBZDSQ— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 16, 2018
Kaepernick is taking things a step further. Ten of his friends are helping him choose the charities — and matching his final donation.
JUST IN: Colin Kaepernick announces the last $100,000 of his $1 million pledge will be a 10-day initiati ve where he will donate $10,000 to an organization & a celebrity will match it.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) January 17, 2018
First up: @KDTrey5 has matched Colin's $10K to Silicon Valley De-Bug.
The first to help out is basketball superstar Kevin Durant:
My brother Kevin Durant @KDTrey5 has generously decided to match my donation of $10,000, with $10,000 of his own, making the total donation to De-Bug $20,000!!! My brother Kevin, you are truly a champion on, and off the court. #MillionDollarPledge #10for10 https://t.co/aK6dKa5Boa pic.twitter.com/He41wgChCF— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 17, 2018
For the last round of my #MillionDollarPledge I'm going #10for10! My brother @KDTrey5 is joining & chose DeBug in the Bay Area! I’m donating $10k, KD's donating $10k! Thank you brother for all the hard work! See it on https://t.co/xr8M9wiOiq & check tomorrow to see who's joining! pic.twitter.com/G4Ltvcv4rb— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) January 17, 2018
And Durant chose a great charity:
The next celebrity who'll be taking part is Stephen Curry:
Curry said he’s also contributing to Kaepernick’s $1 million pledge. Curry’s donation is going toward United Playaz, a youth organization in Oakland.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 17, 2018
Kaepernick is truly putting his money where his mouth is:
Kaepernick is receiving some well-deserved accolades:
Certain news networks have created a narrative of hatred surrounding Kaepernick, but he is undaunted:
This may be the end of Kaepernick's $1 million pledge, but it's just the beginning of a better world: