When the New England Patriots released a statement Tuesday night regarding George Floyd's death in Minneapolis last week, it included the message, "We will not rest on statements, because words without actions are void."
One of the first actions taken by Patriots owner Robert Kraft and his family was announced Friday in a video posted on the team's official Twitter account.
The Kraft family has pledged to donate $1 million between different local organizations committed to ending systemic racism.
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"Over the next 10 months, the Kraft family is pledging $1 million in $100,000 monthly donations to local grassroots organizations -- chosen in collaboration with Patriots players -- that are fighting for equity, working to end systemic racism and creating meaningful change in our community.
"Change always begins with listening and learning. These organizations will be invited to speak to our executive staff and senior management across the Kraft Group businesses so we can learn about their work and continue to grow in knowledge and awareness, especially among those in leadership positions."
Our eyes, ears and hearts are open. pic.twitter.com/lmD16Szesj
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) June 5, 2020