Eagles DE Chris Long donating final 10 game checks to educational organizations, will play entire season for charity
Long donated his first six game checks for scholarships at a Charlottesville, Va. school. The last 10 will go to organizations in three cities, including Philly.
Eagles defensive end Chris Long is playing his entire 2017 season for charity.
Long's foundation announced Wednesday that he will donate his final 10 game checks this season to organizations that support educational equity in Philadelphia, St. Louis, and Boston — the three markets he has played in during his 10-year career. Earlier this season, Long pledged his first six game checks for scholarships at his private middle and high school in Charlottesville, Va.
Long has a $1 million base salary this season.
"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," Long said in a statement. "Educational opportunity and equity are the best gateway to a better tomorrow for everyone in America."
As part of the latest contributions, Long is launching a "Pledge 10 for Tomorrow" campaign. It encourages fans and businesses to make a donation, with a goal of matching the pledges that Long is making.
Long, 32, has two sacks in six games this season.