While 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick creates division, the Green Bay Packers are bringing communities together by strengthening relationships between citizens and the police who protect and serve them.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, whose father was a local police officer and fire fighter, has announced his plan to donate $100,000 to the Green Bay Police Foundation, which was founded in July.
“My goal is [to] be part of the solution to make our community better,” he told ESPN, according to WatchThis!.
Team president Mark Murphy later announced that the Packers would match McCarthy’s donation, meaning that a whopping $200,000 will be going straight towards the local police force.
“This is a very difficult time for our country and [we] really need [programs] like this that bring people together, bring communities together, particularly public safety and community members, and really start listening to each other and having a discussion instead of trying to win the debate. This is something that could … well be a role model for other cities around the country. … We saw this opportunity and the timing was really perfect. This is exactly the kind of program that we need.”
Colin Kaepernick will likely be disgusted by the Packers’ move, as he has made his disdain for the police well-known. All the more reason to share this good news!