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Grady Jarrett donates $50k to Atlanta-based youth programs

Grady Jarrett is one Falcon who always gives back.

Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Grady Jarrett showed Wednesday that he’s not only respectable on the field, but off it as well.

While appearing on radio station V103, Grady gave a $25,000 check to Greg Street’s We Need 2 Read program. The program transforms the intimidation of reading books into a fun and rewarding experience for students in the community. The other program Jarrett donated a $25,000 check to was YSportz, which is a local organization that creates celebrity athlete camps for youth.

Grady Jarrett said live on V103’s broadcast:

”I support so much of what you do and the grind you put in on the daily to make impacts in kids’ lives, and I respect it so much. It aligns with our goals. And also, on another hand, you were one of my very first big supporters, and I really appreciate the love you showed me and my camp early on. This is God’s way of putting us back together.”

Jarrett was the Atlanta Falcons’ nominee for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. Due to this, Grady was given $50,000 by the NFL to donate to charitable organizations of his choice. He chose to split the $50,000 and give it to both Greg Street’s We Need 2 Read program and YSportz.

Grady was given the franchise tag by the Falcons in March, and Arthur Blank said during the owners’ spring meeting that Grady Jarrett will be a Falcon for life. It’s great to know the Atlanta community will have such an extraordinary player on the field, and a kind-hearted person off it.