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REPORT: Colin Kaepernick Named Week 1 NFLPA Community MVP
Colin Kaepernick is currently unemployed and is probably unlikely to find a team willing to take a chance on him after his National Anthem protest last season. But all of that hasn’t changed the opinion of his peers, who still think highly of him.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback earned NFLPA Community MVP honors for Week 1 for his charity work, as he promised to donate $1 million to various charities and organizations across the country.
The NFL Community MVP award is given out each regular season week. Kaepernick was a worthy winner this week, as he has displayed his willingness to donate over the past year, despite not having a job.
“Kaepernick donated $100,000 to charities on the first day of the NFL campaign, spreading out $25,000 to four causes.
Kaepernick donated to an after school program called DREAM, Coalition for the Homeless, The Gathering for Justice’s War on Children, and United We Dream, a program which focuses on helping immigrant youth.
The 29-year-old then followed that up with a Back to School Backpack Giveaway a few days later for the Lower Eastside Girls Club of New York.”
Colin Kaepernick named NFLPA’s Week 1 community MVP for his charitable work. pic.twitter.com/jK4Hywnt2A
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 15, 2017