Colin Kaepernick Teams Up With Nick Cannon, Serena & More To Fulfill #10For10 Million Dollar Charity Pledge
Colin Kaepernick is fulfilling his promise to donate $1million to charities and he has rounded up several of his celebrity friends to help him do it. When Colin Kaepernick started his silent protest against the national anthem, he announced he would be donating $1 million to racial equality groups. He has already donated $900,000 to more than 30 organizations since he started around this time last year. Now, the former NFL quarterback is calling on his celebrity friends to match his final donations to finish up the last $100,000 he has left, dubbing the movement #10For10.
He first called up his homie/Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant asking him which organization he would like him to donate $10K to. Kevin chose Silicon Valley De-Bug, an organization that initiates and leads campaigns advancing the rights of youth, workers, immigrants and those impacted by police and the criminal justice system. The NBA baller than matched his donation where they were able to bless De-Bug with $20,000!
When I committed to my Million Dollar Pledge, my goal was to help organizations as well as support people, that help people. With that in mind, I reached out to my brother @KevinDurant from the @Warriors and asked what social justice organization he is passionate about and where he wanted me to make my next donation. Kevin quickly replied and surprised me by picking an organization I know – Silicon Valley De-Bug!
De-Bug initiates and leads campaigns advancing the rights of youth, workers, immigrants and those impacted by police and the criminal justice system. In addition to selecting De-Bug, my brother KD 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. Thank you for helping me complete part of my #MillionDollarPledge! #10for10
He then called up several of his other friends, who also chose donations and sent $10,000 to match his donation, including Nick Cannon (Communities United for Police Reform)–then doubled it to $20K, Jesse Williams (The Advancement Project), Steph Curry (United Playaz in San Francisco), Snoop Dogg (Mothers Against Police Brutality)—then he donated another $15K, Serena Williams (Imagine LA), T.I. (Angel by Nature), Jhene Aiko (School on Wheels), Chris Brown (School on Wheels), and Joey Badass (Communities United for Police Reform).