Matt Ryan providing support in midst of coronavirus outbreak


Matt Ryan is planning to donate $100,000 to help those in Atlanta impacted by the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, according to a report by ESPN’s Vaughn McClure.

McClure reports that the donation will be split equally between Atlanta Community Food Bank and Giving Kitchen, which provides the needy with food and assists those who work in the food service industry during times of emergency, respectively.


Ryan expressed his concern for those in the restaurant industry impacted by the decrease in the number of people dining out as health officials advise against gathering in large numbers and in confined public spaces.

"These places aren't getting their typical income, so hopefully this helps the workers] get through a little bit of a difficult time," [Ryan told McClure. "We're not sure how long this is going be or how slow it's going to be during this time. Hopefully, we can help people get through the next week or two to help cover their bases.''

In a memo sent to teams Monday, the NFL stated it would be delaying organized team activities indefinitely. The Atlanta Falcons have closed their facility until March 27 for all but essential personnel and have pulled all coaches and scouts off the road. Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms declared a state of emergency within the city on March 15 through the remainder of the month prohibiting public gatherings of more than 250 people.

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