San Francisco 49er Quarterback took to the golf course on Monday to play in his new charity golf tournament called Against All Odds which benefits Camp Taylor and targets children with heart diseases. The subject is near and dear to the 25 year-old Quarterback who went to college at the University of Nevada, and led his team to a Super Bowl last season.
Kaepernick’s family knows all too well about kids suffering from heart defects. Rick and Teresa Kaepernick lost two young sons, Lance and Kent, to heart disease. Colin was adopted by the Kaepernicks and handed them one of his first paychecks from the 49ers during his 2011 rookie season and asked that it go to a charitable cause for children with heart issues.
“It opened my eyes to a whole new world,” Kaepernick said. “If you came to a camp for a day, it would change your life and open your eyes to these amazing kids, what they’re going through, what their struggle is and how many ways we can help them.”
It’s great to see young sports figures got involved in these charities, and what a better way than putting on a charity golf event to push their point. Kaepernick has passed on some celebrity events as his training camp schedule looms, in lieu of putting on this tournament, and making some money for the kids. I have become a Colin Kaepernick fan, and wish him all the luck in the upcoming football season.
Source: The San Jose Mercury News