Thursday, October 12, 2017

Making a difference in Charlottesville

Chris Long and his wife Megan are both from Charlottesville, Virginia, where white supremacists clashed with Antifa protesters last August. They were sorry to see hatred flooding into their hometown, so they decided to do something positive for the community they love.

When Chris was growing up in Charlottesville, he attended an exclusive private school called St. Anne's-Belfield. It reportedly costs about $24,000 per year. His base salary as a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles is $1 million, and he's going to donate over a third of his salary (paychecks for the first six games) as a scholarship for his school. He's working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. Two kids will get free tuition, from sixth grade all the way through high school.

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