Free agent Colin Kaepernick is putting his free time to good use. Hit for kneeling during the national anthem, the NFL star is being praised for his donation of 50 custom-made suits to a Queens, N.Y., nonprofit.
On Saturday, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback made the suit donation to a group that tries to help ex-convicts and gang members transition back into society.
“He was a great partner,” said Kevin Livingston of 100 Suits for 100 Men. “He went above and beyond all expectations to help give these guys a second chance. He’s a hero in my eyes, he’s a hero in the eyes of the guys who are going to be receiving these suits. Colin, you’re the man to me, you’re a hero to the men of South Jamaica Queens.”
As Atlanta Black Star noted, “Kaepernick’s donation follows his combined $100,000 contributions to Meals on Wheels and Love Army for Somalia in March. The former organization delivers food to the homes of senior citizens, while the latter has raised thousands to help drought-ridden Somalia.”
Cheers from the cheap seats:
In a not-exactly-surprising twist, it turns out that Colin Kaepernick is a better person than everyone whining about him last season. https://t.co/ZCJf9J6tay
— JordanHeath-Rawlings (@TheGameSheet) May 1, 2017
Joe Mixon punched a woman in the face, still got drafted.
Kaepernick exercised his right to protest, still unsigned. https://t.co/eFdtg7zoEA
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) May 1, 2017
Colin Kaepernick’s noble deeds keep making haters look like bitter fools pic.twitter.com/QxaogdS7b2
— Bob Smith Sr. (@BobbySmitty3) May 2, 2017
Colin Kaepernick donating suits to parole office for men released from prison looking for work. Might be calculated move, but still nice.
— Tim Sullivan (@TimSullivan714) May 2, 2017
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