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Jed York announces 49ers donating $1 million to organizations ‘creating change’

May 30, 2020 at 8:12 PM--


San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York announced via Twitter on Saturday that the team is donating $1 million to "local and national organizations who are creating change."

The announcement comes as protests across the country against police brutality and racial discrimination continue, and as the nation tries to find a way to deal with recent and past events involving discrimination and violence.

York wrote the following in his tweet:

"People throughout our country are hurting. Emotions are raw, and rightfully so. Heinous acts have been committed in recent weeks. Before we are able to realize impactful change, we must first have the courage and compassion as human beings to come together and acknowledge the problem: black men, women, children and other oppressed minorities continue to be systemically discriminated against. The 49ers organization is committing to support the legislative priorities of the Players Coalition and to donating $1 million dollars to local and national organizations who are creating change."


The 49ers in 2016 donated $1 million to two organizations — the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation — in an effort to "address various social inequities." The move came after then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pledged $1 million of his salary that season to community organizations that strive to fight social injustice.





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