Martellus Bennett donating jersey sales to after school programs

Packers coach Mike McCarthy claimed he was unaware of Bennett's sleepover until the next day.

Martellus Bennett is putting the money from his new jersey sales to good use.

The Packers tight end announced in a Twitter post on Saturday he plansto donatethe proceeds from his Green Bay jersey sales to funding an after school program he’sbeen planning.

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Bennett added the inspiration came from his older brother andSeahawks defensive end Michael Bennett after Michael

The Packers tight end announced in a Twitter post on Saturday he plansto donatethe proceeds from his Green Bay jersey sales to funding an after school program he’sbeen planning.

pledged

MORE: Seahawks' Michael Bennett to donate endorsement money to minority causes | Martellus Bennett wants Packers fans to pick his new number | Packers' Martellus Bennett: NFL should educate players on life, not dancing

earlier this month to give all hisendorsement money earned in 2017 to charities supporting inner-city programs and 50 percent of the proceeds from his jersey salesto fund inner-city garden projects.

Bennett has been an active member of the communities he's been a part of, most recently donating $2,500 to a school in New England while playing for the Patriots so the students could meet their fundraising goal to buy new books.

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