Colin Kaepernick Completes Million Dollar Pledge

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – DECEMBER 03: Honoree Colin Kaepernick speaks onstage at ACLU SoCal Hosts Annual Bill of Rights Dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on December 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has completed his pledge to donate $1 million to charities that serve oppressed communities across the nation.

Kaepernick donated the final $10,000 to the H.O.M.E. (Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure) charity in Lithonia, Ga., a donation that was matched by recording artist Usher. For the last $100,000 of the pledge, Kaepernick launched a #10for10 campaign during which he made ten donations of $10,000 to different charities. Each donation was matched by a celebrity friend, including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Snoop Dogg, Meek Mill and Serena Williams.

“This was an opportunity to do something major, and you did it,” Usher said in a video posted to Kaepernick’s Twitter account. “You have raised $1 million. I’m happy to be a part of the completion of that $1 million. Everyone that has done something around this is amazing. This is a collaborative effort. As a result of us helping each other, we all become stronger.”

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SOURCE: Sports Illustrated, Daniel Rapaport