Chris Long will donate all 10 of his NFL game checks from the 2017 season to support educational equity and opportunity, as part of his Pledge 10 for Tomorrow campaign.
“In my 10th year, I want to celebrate the awesome opportunity I’ve had to play football by giving back to the communities that have given me that gift,” said Chris. “Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America.”
We’ve identified four organizations who focus on making education easily accessible to underserved youth, while also providing students the support they need to develop strong social and emotional character. They’re based in the three communities in which Chris has played during his NFL career: College Bound and The Little Bit Foundation in St. Louis, MO, and the Summer Search chapters in Boston, MA, and Philadelphia, PA.
Each of the four organizations will receive a $100,000 donation from Long. But together, we can do more. Join in his pursuit of equal education opportunities for all students: make a recurring donation for each game remaining in the NFL regular season, or simply make a pledge of $10. The city with the most pledges to the campaign will receive an additional $50,000 from Long.
Throughout the first 9 years of his career, Chris has regularly supported youth in need through monetary donations and opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to access. He has partnered with organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters and Matthews Dickey Boys and Girls Clubs, given personal scholarships to disadvantaged students, and connected kids with enriching experiences that spark their imaginations, build their confidence and brighten their futures.