Rams Chris Long starts foundation to bring clean water to East Africa

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Chris Long.

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long kicked off his new foundation Wednesday night. Long hosted the foundation’s first event tonight at Morton’s Steak House in Clayton.

His father, football Hall of Famer Howie Long was in town for the event.

The Chris Long Foundation will help raise money for his signature initiative, called “Waterboys“.

The project will build wells in East Africa to help deliver clean water in poor areas.

Long was inspired to help after a visit to this part of the world.