Colin Kaepernick has been recognized once again for his incredible contributions to communities across the country.
At the start of the 2017-18 NFL season, the free agent quarterback was named Community MVP by the NFLPA. Now, he has received an even bigger honor.
On Monday, GQ Magazine announced Kaepernick has been named “Citzen of the Year.”
Kaepernick received the honor for his continued community activism which has resulted in $1 million worth of donations to various charities that cater to at-risk youth and marginalized communities, while also inspiring a social movement by first taking a knee during the national anthem.
Kaepernick continues to hope to inspire change.
While Kap maintains his silent protest, he collaborated with GQ on a special project: a wide-ranging series of interviews with ten of his closest confidants and supporters—including rapper J. Cole, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, legendary artist Harry Belafonte, and more. Together, they explore Colin Kaepernick’s actions, provide insight into his world right now, and explain why there’s more work to be done.
Other honorees in the December issue of the magazine are:
- Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman of the Year.
- Kevin Durant, Champion of the Year
- Stephen Colbert, Bad Hombre of the Year
Congratulations to everyone on the honor and recognition.