The California Golden Bears are not the only team to see petitions and acts spurned to generate change during the past few weeks. They certainly won’t be the last either.
Still, the Cal student-athletes may be one of the more diverse groups to do such a thing as 30 different athletic programs have been represented in one way or another during different calls to action for chance in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd.
The Cal student-athletes have marched in protest, raised money, expanded awareness and done several other events including community service and outreach to act on the senseless killing of Floyd. Senior football player Cameron Goode was on hand at the public funeral for Floyd while Kuony Deng spoke at multiple different protests he was seen at.
Deng told Cal Athletics that his protesting experiences have been both inspirational and uplifting and refreshing for him to be able to find his community and fight for justice.
Defensive backs Camryn Bynum and Elijah Hicks helped clean up stores that had been looted in Long Beach. Bynum also appeared with Deng and several others in a video on social media.
The football team hasn’t been the only team widely represented, and thanks to the CalBears website — we can take a look at a fabulous run down of all the student-athletes who have used their voice and statute as a student-athlete for the greater good during these trying times.
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