FALCONS ANNOUNCE WEEKLY COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS
Flowery Branch, GA –The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 High School Coach of the Week, Captain in the Community and Youth Team/Cheer Squad of the Week presented by Ford for the week of October 6.
High School Coach of the Week:
Jason Strickland of Fitzgerald High School located Fitzgerald, GA has been selected as this week’s Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week presented by Ford. Coach Strickland enters his third season at Fitzgerald and is off to a 5-1 start in the 2014 season. Coach Strickland has an overall record of 48-27-1 as a varsity Head Coach in Georgia and helped rebuild the Lamar County High School football program in his previous coaching stint.
Each week of the season, the winner of this award will receive a personalized certificate from the NFL, a commemorative game ball and a $1,000 grant from the NFL’s Youth Football Fund to his school’s athletic department.
To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Coach of the Week program, please visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com/coach
Captain in the Community:
The Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community presented by Ford is Jamal Wise, a linebacker for Berkmar High School in Lilburn, GA. Wise has made several contributions to his community, including volunteering at Feed the Hungry, NG3 (Christian Youth Non-Profit Organization) and tutors younger children in his community.
The Captain in the Community program recognizes outstanding high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on-and-off the field. Winners are selected by USA Football, the Official Youth Football Development Partner of the NFL. Additionally, each winner’s high school will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 to support community initiatives courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL’s Youth Football Fund.
To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Program, please visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com/captaininthecommunity
Youth Team/Cheer Squad of the Week:
The Youth Team /Cheer Squad of the week presented by Ford are the Decatur Army 8U, a youth football team located in Decatur, GA.
This program recognizes outstanding youth and cheer squads around the state of Georgia through mid-November. Each winning squad’s organization will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL’s Youth Football Fund.
To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Cheer Squad of the Week program, please visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com/youthteam
For photos and additional information on the 2014 winners, please check out the Falcons Community blog on www.atlantafalcons.com.