Colin Kaepernick Completes His $1 Million Pledge For Underserved Communities

Colin Kaepernick is a man of his word.

On Wednesday, the former NFL quarterback announced that he’d fulfilled his pledge of donating $1 million of his salary to communities in need. He began the pledge in September 2016, one month after beginning his on-field protests against structural racismand police brutality.

Kaepernick, who is still a free agent after opting out of his San Francisco 49ers contract in March, confirmed the news to fans on Twitter in a short video Wednesday afternoon.

 I am happy to announce I have completed my . For the final joining me is my brother @usher! He is donating $10k to match my $10k for $20k for H.O.M.E from Lithonia, GA. Head to  for a complete list of my Million Dollar Pledge!

To wrap up his pledge, the 30-year-old asked a number of high-profile athletes and artists to donate $10,000 to a charity of their choice, which he then matched dollar-for-dollar in what he called the #10for10 challenge.

Joining Kaepernick in Wednesday’s donation was Usher, who pledged $10,000 to Helping Oppressed Mothers Endure Inc. (or HOME), a Georgia-based advocacy organization for single mothers who are emerging from divorce or domestic violence.

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