BERKELEY, Calif. (WKOW) — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is giving back to his old school in a major way. The University of California announcing Rodgers had made a seven-figure donation to support the football program.
The money will be used to renovate the football locker room. When completed, it will be called the Aaron Rodgers Team Locker Room. The donation will also help fund the Aaron Rodgers Football Scholarship. That scholarship will be awarded to a junior college transfer. Rodgers transferred to Cal from Butte College. He played for the Golden Bears from 2003-2004 before entering the NFL Draft.
“I’m pleased and proud to make this gift to support Cal football,” Rodgers said in a statement on the Cal football website. “My years at Cal were among the best years of my life. My time in Berkeley created lasting, unforgettable memories. Coach Wilcox was on the coaching staff when I was a Bear, and I am excited about the team’s direction with Justin pointing the way. He is a tremendous football coach and an even better role model for his players. I hope that my contribution can help him move this program forward.”