Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers gives backMarch 9, 2021
While Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game of football, his contributions off the field are just as impactful. Recently, Rodgers announced that he will be giving back to his community by donating $1 million to 80 small businesses in his hometown of Chico and all of Butte County, California.
Those 80 small businesses will receive grants to help pay an average of three months’ rent through the Aaron Rodgers Small-Businesses Covid-19 Fund at North Valley Community Foundation in Chico.
“Small, locally owned businesses are the heart and soul of a community,” Rodgers said in a press release. “In the applications and the videos, it was heart-wrenching to hear about all the obstacles facing restaurants and retail establishments. So many of them are struggling just to stay in business but remain hopeful that there’s an end to this.”
Rodgers personally notified nine of the business owners in video calls, which he shared publicly on his Instagram account.