Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp Gives $1.75M for COVID, Social Causes

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistJuly 15, 2020

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2019, file photo, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick arrives for a workout for NFL football scouts and media in Riverdale, Ga. Colin Kaepernick will be featured in an exclusive docuseries produced by ESPN Films as part of a first-look deal with The Walt Disney Co. The deal between Kaepernick’s production arm, Ra Vision Media, and The Walt Disney Company was announced Monday, July 6, 2020.  (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
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The Know Your Rights Camp created by Colin Kaepernick has donated $1.75 million to important causes in recent weeks, according to TMZ Sports.

The organization will give $800,000 toward COVID-19 relief to help those affected by the pandemic. As well, $450,000 in grants will assist with essential living costs and rent relief in a variety of cities.

Additionally, the group is providing help during the ongoing social justice protests. This includes a $500,000 donation to the National Lawyers Guild to provide legal defense for people arrested while protesting following the killing of George Floyd.

Some money will also go to bail funds in cities like Atlanta, Detroit and Miami.

The organization told TMZ Sports:

"KYRC is proud of the breadth and depth of our community impact during these difficult times.

"We look forward to the partnerships created through the initiatives having both a significant immediate and long term impact. Our efforts to become deeply entrenched in communities and with organizational partners has ensured our ability to maximize the impact on the lives of people living in communities we serve."

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Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been out of the NFL since 2016, began the Know Your Rights Camp with a mission to "advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities."

The group also recently teamed up with Impossible Foods to provide meals to those in need.