STOCKTON - San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick returned to Del Rio Country Club in Modesto Monday to host a golf tournament that raises money for kids with heart disease.
"I want to make this as big as we can and help as many kids and families as we can. Any way we can do that ,we want to," Kaepernick said about the fundraiser that assists Camp Taylor. That camp, with locations in California and Hawaii, entertains children with various heart conditions.
Kaepernick made children's heart disease his cause to support when he became a pro athlete because the family he was adopted into lost two infant boys to heart disease. Teresa Kaepernick said she's proud of her son.
"He's got the belief he needs to give back. He's blessed. He has the forum. If there's a way to help, you should do something," she said.
Kaepernick had little to say about his new contract, or the Miami police report that cleared him of any wrongdoing. He also kept his answers about football relatively short, but did say for the upcoming season "I just want to make sure I'm completing as many passes as possible, putting the offense in the best position, and the team in a good position to win games."
Last year, Kaepernick's efforts helped raise $200,000 for Camp Taylor.