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 September 29.
High School Coach of the Week:
Gary Downs of Riverside Military Academy located in Gainesville, GA has been selected as this week’s Atlanta Falcons High School Coach of the Week presented by Ford. Coach Downs enters his third season at Riverside Military Academy and has combined for a 13-7 record in his first two seasons. The Eagles prepare to bounce back this Friday at Strong Rock Christian in Locust Grove.
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 Will Pearson, an Offensive/Defensive Lineman for Marist High School in Atlanta, GA. Pearson has made several contributions to his community, including volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, is an Open Hand Participant and mentors youth athletes during summer football camps.
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 is the North Hall Middle School Trojans, a youth cheer squad located in Gainesville, 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.