How very cool!
Very cool, indeed. He grew up in a Habitat Home, so he's been there, done that.
Colin kaepernick is making good on his 1 million dollar pledge to various charities.
He isnt getting a paycheck.....
Have you taken a look at the "charities" to which he is contributing? There are about 20 of them, a couple of which aren't even listed on Charity Navigator and most of them are not rated by Charity Navigator. So, there's no way to tell whether the money is going to reputable organizations. Naturally, it's his money to give as he sees fit - of that there is no question.
Didn't know that, so thanks for the info. Can't say I'm a bit surprised, though.
I don't mean to imply that these charities aren't worthy - just that there is no way to determine if the money is being used for those it is set up to help or if it is being eaten up by "administrative" costs.
As so many are. There has been much in the local news about how badly Red Cross has done/is doing to help out.
I found out how bad the Red Cross really is during Hurricane Sandy. When you contribute to them, you can't say you only want the money to go to a specific disaster. They tell you they will use it wherever it's needed the most.
The Harris County Judge (Houston is in that county) didn't trust Red Cross with the huge county evacuation site that is in a huge convention center. Basically said this on the local news channel.
I don't trust them either. I think I recall their CEO makes half a million a year or more.
Yeah, something like that.
In 2016, the CEO's salary was $517,364.
WOW! I knew there had been a scandal, but didn't remember that. To bad he didn't end up in jail for that.
The entire board was forced to resign, there was a temporary board installed and they seem to have come out from under the black cloud, but I'm sure there are people who are reluctant to begin giving again. I won't until Charitable Navigator gives them a rating based on more current information than 2015.
I know that I never see Wounded Warrior t-shirts like I used to. Sad. Our vets need every bit of support we can give them - certainly much more than whiny pro players of any sport.
I couldn't agree more.
Enjoyed the chat - have a nice evening and a great weekend!
Thanks. You, too. :)
I havent looked.
But....i imagine that giving to certain smaller charities would be overlooked.
Many players of varying sporting leagues give back to thier communities. Many come from very humble beginnings.
That's true, but those smaller charities are not overseen the way the larger ones are and they are not found to be using the money improperly until it's too late. I also check out the compensation for the top executives - if some CEO is making more than half a million dollars, they aren't getting my money. I used to be a contributor to Wounded Warrior Project until the scandal broke about how the top execs were taking all kinds of trips and the charity was paying for their fun. The CEO, Narduzzi, resigned and the charity is now being run by other, presumably more honest people. Charity Navigator has not reviewed them since before Narduzzi resigned, so I'm not sending them any more money until they get a clean bill of health.
Yeah, that made me pretty dang mad they did that. Was glad he resigned.
I sent them a lot of money over the years. I was very upset.
I agree that many do. I simply totally disagree with him and the others who take/took a knee. That is a slap in the face to the countless men and women who have given everything - their knees and more for this country. Sure there are issues, but taking a knee during the National Anthem isn't the best way of dealing with them. As for me, if I was an owner, any employee/player of mine who took a knee would be immediately fired. There are no shortages of players who wouldn't love to have their jobs.
Taking a knee was a suggestion made by a war vet.
You have the right to be angry. They have the right to take a knee.
They are protected from the government. Not their employer, sponsors, networks, or fans. Just sayin.
But who is making the loudest noise about it?
All he needs to do is send a couple of tweets and the media will make it the most important issue in the world for the next 2 weeks. I personally think he should shut up on the subject and let it die down, but that ain't gonna happen. :)
Yes. But as he has stated, or his mouthpieces have, those tweets are official presidential statements. To be archived and admired for generations to come!:)
No doubt that they count as much as a memo, but I don't know about the admired for generations part. Ha!
I'm not angry, I simply don't agree with it. There is a time and place for everything, and the workplace isn't necessarily the time or place.
I'll have to take your word for it about a vet suggesting it, but there are a heck of a lot more vets who are totally against it.
Im a vet
Actually he insured his 2017 salary in 2016 and he already collected 36 million, but at least he is doing something constructive. He may have been a case of good initiative but poor judgment. I guess we will see going forward. :)
I think i agree with what marky said on a different post.
The national anthem before each game? There is nothing patriotic about organized sporting events, other than international games like the olympics
Just tradition. Heck, there used to be prayers before each game too. It's not really a patriotic issue in my mind. It's about employees, companies, sponsors, fans, and a voracious media.
He already has lots of money. Watson is just starting out and he's already donating.
That is the meaning of "putting your money where your mouth is." He is leading by example, not by some meaningless bending of his knee.
Yes, he is. He seems to be a young man with a great deal of integrity and personal strength.
Agree. As I told Linnester, he appears to be a real stand up kind of young man with a lot of integrity. I just hope the powers that be will build the Houston offense around him instead of trying to mold him into an offense that doesn't fit. But, they go for days and weeks without asking me what I think.
Ha Ha Ha!!