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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.

Aaron Rodgers

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