QB GIVES $1M TO FIRE VICTIMS
Nearly everywhere that helped mould Aaron Rodgers into one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks has been shrouded in smoke or singed by the Camp Fire burning in Northern California.
Rodgers grew up in Chico, a town of 93,000 on the outskirts of the flames. His old high school, Pleasant Valley, has been closed since Nov. 9. Butte Community College, where Rodgers starred before heading to Cal-Berkeley, won’t reopen until after Thanksgiving. The Packers quarterback announced on Twitter he is donating US$1 million to the North Valley Community Foundation. State Farm is also donating $1 for every retweet of Rodgers’ post, up to $1 million.
Rodgers wore a “Butte Strong ” hooded sweatshirt last week. Proceeds from the sale of the sweater benefit the Northern California Fire Relief Fund.