Aaron Rodgers’ Jeopardy! appearance has left everyone pleasantly surprised, but none more than his charity.
Everyone who follows football knows that the 31-year-old quarterback is one of the best in the league, and his brilliant plays earn the Packers countless touchdowns. However, not many know that he also has brains, as Aaron Rodgers’ Jeopardy appearance confirmed.
Competing against astronaut Mark Kelly — who is married to Gabby Giffords — and Shark Tank CEO Kevin O’Leary, Aaron Rodgers’ Jeoprady! appearance was a hit. The quarterback showed that he had strong knowledge in specific topics such as the Bible and did well in general trivial.
Looking comfortable while wearing a grey shirt and matching buttoned-down cardigan, Rodgers was in the lead the whole time, entering the final question with $12,800, to O’Leary’s $0 and Kelly’s $4,300. However, he totally missed the last question and got a proper scolding from host Alex Trebek.
Rodgers won the Celebrity Jeopardy! with a very respectable $8,399 and took a $50,000 for his charity, the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund. Not bad for a guy who makes a living throwing a football on Sundays.
The Green Bay Packer star quarterback took to Twitter to share the excitement of his victory and was genuinely excited to bring so much money for MACC.
When asked to tell viewers who he was playing for in Celebrity Jeopardy!, Aaron Rodgers had touching words for MACC.
“It’s the MACC Fund — Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. It’s an amazing organization dedicated to funding childhood cancer and other related blood disorder research.”
John Cary, the MACC Fund’s executive director, was incredibly touched by the exposure and awareness Aaron Rodgers is bringing to the charity, according to Fox 6 Now.
“The fact that he would allow us to be on a platform with him is terrific. The awareness is raised, which doesn’t come easy to a local group like we are. We’re not part of national entity.”
“We’ve actually been around for almost 40 years, but Aaron has put us on a different plain. I think what it means is there’s hope.”
“Imagine what it means to a child and to a mom and dad, grandma, grandpa, uncle, brother, sister — to know that the league’s MVP cares about them.”
Aaron Rodgers’ Jeopardy! earnings have already been received by MACC, Cary added, and will be put to good use.
[Image via MACC Fund/Twitter]