ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – As former St. Louis Ram Chris Long heads to the Big Game with the Philadelphia Eagles, his foundation is helping two St. Louis charities in a big way.
The Chris Long Foundation held a competition involving the three cities where he’s played, and St. Louis beat out Boston and Philadelphia to win the “Pledge 10 for Tomorrow” challenge by raising over $700,000. That means “College Bound” and “The Little Bit Foundation” are splitting an additional $50,000. Little Bit Foundation Founder Rose Hanley says the money will help her organization provide young students with the basics, so they can focus on learning.
“They have full bellies, they are clean, they are loved, they are cared for, and they can receive that education that they so deserve,” she says.
The $50,000 is added to $100,000 the foundation was already presented, which was locally matched. Their most requested items are underwear and socks.
Pledge 10 for Tomorrow is a crowdfunding campaign Long began which asks people to either make a one-time donation or pledge a donation for the last 10 games of the NFL season. Each of the three cities (St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia) are also in a competition to raise the most money for their local organizations:
St. Louis: The Little Bit Foundation and College Bound
Boston: Summer Search
Philadelphia: Summer Search
Click here to make a pledge towards St. Louis’ team