Atlanta Falcons v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 10: Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons celebrates a touchdown during the first half of a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on November 10, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- As millions across the United States continue to protest for equality in the wake of the death of George Floyd; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan kickstarted a fundraiser he's established to improve the lives of the African-American community in Atlanta with a big donation.

The former NFL MVP kicked off the campaign by pledging $500,000 and is encouraging other people to join in with him to make donations. Ryan's goal for the fundraiser is $2 million. Ryan's thoughts on this week and why he's making the donation can be seen in his post below. Click here to make a donation to the "Advancing the lives (ATL) of the Black Community"!

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