Eagles’ Chris Long will again donate portion of his salary to support education program

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, again, is giving.

One season after donating all of his salary from regular-season games, Long announced Friday morning he will be contributing one-quarter of his pay to support an early literacy program in Philadelphia.

Long, 33, announced the campaign on his Twitter account, posting three messages to detail the drive.

He has been one of the more socially active NFL players, pledging his salary to causes that promote education in different cities across the country. He focused his efforts on his hometown of Charlottesville, Va., St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia.

Long wrote: “Big news! We are continuing our commitment to education this season with the launch of First Quarter for Literacy! I’m donating a quarter of my salary and teaming up with the @PhillySJUnited to support #Philly’s @Readby4th campaign and make sure we do our part to develop strong readers by 4th grade.”

Long added later, “My goal is to get at least 75,000 books to kids, we are 27,500 now. Let’s do this Philly!”

A member of the Players’ Coalition, Long has been at the forefront of the movement sparked across the NFL over the past couple of seasons that has funneled resources into education, equality and justice reform programs.