The Falcons, along with other members of the NFL and NFL Charities, made a $1 million gift to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation on Wednesday.
The gift will support the memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. honoring Dr. King, which will be officially dedicated this fall.
“We are extremely humbled by the million dollar gift from the NFL, including Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur M. Blank,” said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Memorial Foundation in a statement. “This NFL gift moves us one step closer to our $120 million fundraising goal. The NFL has been a close ally of our Project in Washington, DC as well as a strong