September 08, 2016

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York pledged $1 million to improving racial and economic inequality and building a stronger relationship between law enforcement authorities and the communities they serve.

York announced the donation Thursday, following quarterback Colin Kaepernick's pledge to give $1 million to help underserved communities. Kaepernick announced his pledge last week after he refused to stand for the national anthem in protest of racial oppression and police brutality in the United States.

York said the Niners will partner with the Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the San Francisco Foundation in this effort. He says both organizations have ''proven track records'' of affecting change.

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