Chance The Rapper has been making big moves both inside and outside of music.

The Chicago rapper has been receiving praises for his recent $1 million donation to the Chicago Public Schools. His actions have not only been inspiring to the youth, but also to other celebrities.

Recently Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks talked about how Chance has inspired him to give back in a major way as well.

According to XXL, the Seahawks defensive posted a photo of his three daughters and said, “I was inspired by Chance The Rapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system. So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth.”

He continued, “I have decided to donate all of my endorsement money in 2017 to help rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m programs, as well as initiatives that directly affect women of color in hopes that we can create more opportunities for our youth and build a brighter future. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from my jersey sales this year will go to programs and initiatives to support inner-city garden projects, as it’s not only about providing opportunities in education and arts, but to help provide the right nutrition and access to healthy living to all.”

Bennett also challenged his peers to also donate a portion of their endorsement money to a cause of their choice to help uplift the youth.

"I was inspired by Chance The Rapper to ‘think bigger’ when he pledged one million dollars to Chicago kids and their school system. So, I’ll be joining him by investing in the future of our youth. The system is failing our kids, and it will be up to the community and our leaders to help keep the hope alive by focusing on improving our education system and the future of our kids. Any company that decides to invest in me, just know that you’ll be investing in opportunities and providing inspiration for these families- many who feel unnoticed or go unmentioned. I have decided to donate all of my endorsement money in 2017 to help rebuild minority communities through s.t.e.a.m programs, as well as initiatives that directly affect women of color in hopes that we can create more opportunities for our youth and build a brighter future. In addition, 50% of the proceeds from my jersey sales this year will go to programs and initiatives to support inner-city garden projects, as it’s not only about providing opportunities in education and arts, but to help provide the right nutrition and access to healthy living to all. I’m asking all professional athletes to join me by donating a portion of your endorsements this year to a cause of your choice. We can make a difference. It’s up to us to help plant seeds of hope and help fuel the future. Power to the People, Michael Bennett”

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It’s great to see these celebrities give back in a major way.

 

Source: http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/03/chance-the-rapper-inspires-seattle-seahawks-michael-bennett-donate-endorsement-money/

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