This Super Bowl champion just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro for the sake of charity. The Eagles’ Chris Long set off for Africa with his charity organization to climb Africa’s highest peak. Long was joined by military vets and NFL players in order to raise funds to build water wells in East Africa. The climb represents the many miles African woman walk to fetch water for their families on a daily basis.
Waterboys has raised more than $250,000 and build four wells in Tanzania since 2016. It has a 2018 fundraising goal of $150,000. This is long’s third time making the climb and, to make it special, he gave a nice Philly shout out with an Eagles-centric flag.
Once at the top, Long wrote via Instagram, “Little late with the group shot, but here we are at 19,341 ft for our @WaterboysORG #ConquerKill challenge! What an awesome crew. Thank you to our vets and athletes. Check out the link in my bio to meet the team and help your favorite member meet their fundraising goal!”
Long has made headlines with his charity work before. He even played the entire 2017 season for free after donating his salary to various education initiatives across the U.S.