After listening to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms speak to the team earlier this week, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was inspired to take more action in helping the Black Lives Matter movement.
“There has to be a way that we as a community and with your amplified voices we’ve gotta be able to speak hope to people right now, Mayor Bottoms said to the team. But we’ve gotta give people a belief that there’s something better on the other side of all of this while recognizing their anger. I think especially it being from a diverse group of people, to say I feel you and I understand you.
Ryan set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $2 Million to donate to the black community in Atlanta.
The All-Pro quarterback set the tone with the first donation of $500,000.
Falcons’ head coach Dan Quinn and his wife Stacey followed after with a $25,000 donation
“#InBrotherhoodandSisterhood Dan and Stacey Quinn,” Quinn commented under his donation.