Matt Ryan Offers Private Workout and Lunch in All-In Challenge, $20,000 Bid in Lead

Another Atlanta-based auction includes Braves, Hawks games with singer Jermaine Dupri

Jordan Cohn
May 19, 2020 - 1:45 pm

One of the newest athletes to join the Fangraphs All-In Challenges is Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, becoming part of a group including Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and several others who are looking to raise money for coronavirus relief.

The All-In Challenge has garnered the attention of several big-name athletes who offer awesome rewards and experiences in return for donations that go directly to charities. These charities are primarily centered around providing food to groups in need, including Feeding America, Meals on Wheels and No Kid Hungry.

As listed on the official website, the package that Ryan is offering includes a training session using his "finely tuned workout regimen" for the winning bidder and a friend in Southern California. Ryan and his trainer, Adam Dedeaux, will lead the session, and you'll get to wear brand new Nike gear provided through the challenge. Afterwards, Ryan and the winners will grab lunch together at one of the quarterback's favorite restaurants.

The bidding started at $5,000, and with around seven hours remaining on the auction, the current leader has put down $20,000 in order to secure this experience. 

Still, $20,000 isn't too much compared to some of the other challenges. The winner of the Tom Brady All-In Challenge, in which he offered a dinner, a workout, and tickets to his Tampa Bay home debut, paid $800,000 to win the auction. The current leader in the auction to land Robert Kraft's Super Bowl LI championship ring has offered $1.025 million for the piece of jewelry.

Still, what a fan would be willing to pay in order to get the Matty Ice experience -- while more importantly contributing to a fantastic philanthropic cause -- is more than what another Atlanta-based package is currently receiving. Singer Jermaine Dupri has offered studio time, along with courtside Hawks tickets and Braves tickets, to fans and the current bid sits at $14,000. 

Check out the full list of auctions here.

Ryan has been involved in providing coronavirus relief in other ways, as well, including a $100,000 donation to Atlanta restaurant employees and others that are taking on risk during the pandemic.