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Chris Long is donating his first six paychecks to Charlottesville

Charlottesville native Chris Long is not just talking about the incident that shocked the world in Charlottesville, Virginia where a young girl was killed at a White Supremacist meeting. He is donating his first six game checks.

Eagles defensive end Chris Long will donate his first six game checks this season to fund scholarships for students in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, per his foundation.

The scholarships, which will provide two students with a seven-year, all-expenses-paid school program, meant to “promote equality through education.”

Long and his wife, Megan, were moved to act after events in Charlottesville this summer.

“In August, we watched people fill our hometown streets with hatred and bigotry,” Long said in a statement. “Megan and I decided to try to combat those actions with our own positive investment in our community.”

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