On and off the field Eagles DE Chris Long is a great role model
28 September 2018 Eagles News
Chris Long is not one who just talks the talk, he walks it.
Today, Long announced he’ll be donating a quarter of his salary towards causes after partnering with United Way.
Chris Long is partnering with the United Way to help childhood literacy … and he's donating a quarter of his salary to do so. pic.twitter.com/2TKn4UbVHL
— ESPN (@espn) September 28, 2018
“In Philadelphia, Chris and Megan Long will distribute more than 25,000 books for children in underserved neighborhoods to build at-home libraries, as well as fund the creation of three Chris Long Book Nooks that serve as neighborhood-based reading areas for families. They are encouraging others to donate books by visiting FirstQuarterForLiteracy.org.” (http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24820151/philadelphia-eagles-chris-long-pledging-portion-salary-start-early-literacy-program)
With Long pledging a quarter of his salary, that’s about $400,000. He’s encouraging other and actually fellow teammate Fletcher Cox argues to donate money as well towards books in his hometown.
Joining @joel9one #FirstQuarterForLiteracy campaign I’m giving $10k to provide books in my home state of Mississippi With Chris match that is $20k and 5,000 books to kids in rural Mississippi Join the effort to help us get more books to kids. Donate now https://t.co/xmiXy9xeLm
— fletcher cox (@fcoxx_91) September 28, 2018
Last season, he Long donated his whole salary for educational equality. He’s been outspoken for change which is admirable, he’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for charity and he’s done much more, the list can go on forever. He’s been a saint and deserves all the praise in the world.
And on the field Long is killing it as well. He’s tied for fourth in the league with 16 quarterback pressures in three games. He’s been a key defensive player for the Eagles.
On and off the field, Long has been a great player for the Philadelphia Eagles organization.
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