Despite not being under contract for next year, Colin Kaepernick is remaining focus on his fight for social justice and equal opportunity. The latest kind act from the activist quarterback saw him giving away 50 custom suits to parolees in New York as part of the 100 Suits For 100 Men movement in South Jamaica, Queens.
100 Suits For 100 Men provides recently released convicts who have served at least five years with free haircuts, clothing and classes to help them become productive citizens. Their mission is to “reduce prison recidivism rate and repeat offenses in convicted felons through gainful employment.”
Founder and president of 100 Suits For 100 Men, Kevin Livingston, spoke to TMZ about how Kaepernick got involved.
“I get a phone call on Saturday that said, ‘Hey, we’re in your area. Come to your office,’ Livingston says. “And all you see is a big black SUV come up and Colin Kaepernick comes out himself and has two huge sized U-Haul boxes of custom-made suits for the men in my community. Top notch. We stand with this brother. This guy is absolutely amazing. He’s the real deal.”
This is just another example of Kaepernick practicing what he preaches. Hopefully an NFL team will soon see his value on the field and sign him, but off the field his contributions have been priceless.