CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Two days following a run-in with police inside a Florida airport, Iman Shumpert is putting his money where his mouth is.
The Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard announced on social media Wednesday that for every steal he makes this season he’s going to donate money and time towards a foundation working to bridge the gap between police officers and citizens.
‘I challenge all sponsors and athletes to match these proceeds and contribute to the cause helping families affected by all the killings leaving families and communities traumatized’, Shumpert said on his Instagram account. A little later in his message he reached out to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
imanshumpert Take a good look at my daughter Iman Tayla Shumpert Jr. The moment she was born was the day I saw the world a lot different. All day I wonder how can I raise her the right way and teach her the right lessons. I can’t explain to her what’s going on these days between the badge and the people. The badge was made to protect us, not scare us. #stealthefear#steal??fear #weprayforpeace
For each steal I’m going to donate money and time towards a foundation(s) striding to improve the struggle between the badge and the citizen. I challenge all sponsors and athletes to match these proceeds to contribute to the cause helping families affected by all the killings leaving families and communities traumatized. As big as an awareness Kap [Colin Kaepernick] has raised by taking a knee and the bravery it took for so many to follow I also understand those that fought for that flag have nothing to do with whats going on in our society today and I no longer believe taking a knee is the answer. This news makes me sick and I am challenging myself to make a difference! #stealthefear #steal??fear #weprayforpeace
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