49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donates $50,000 to Standing Rock
CANNON BALL, N.D. -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick donated $50,000 to a Standing Rock Sioux Reservation health clinic in December, his website says.
Kaepernick pledged $1 million from the sales of his jerseys to various causes and organizations at a news conference following a polarizing decision not to stand during the national anthem before games this season.
Half of the donation to the Mni Wiconi Health Clinic Partnership, the website Kaepernick7.com says, will go toward salaries for doctors and nurses. Twenty-five percent will go to offset building materials for a mobile medical clinic, 15 percent for medical supplies and 10 percent for liability insurance.
The integrative clinic, which began operation last fall, provides free care to the reservation in North Dakota.
In another December donation, Appetite for Change, a Minneapolis organization focusing on families, healthy living and creating economic prosperity, received $25,000 from Kaepernick’s fund.