The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback program recognizes volunteers throughout the state of Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities. Each month during the 2012 season, beginning in September, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected. The four winners will each receive: two (2) tickets to the Dec. 30 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a $1,000 grant to the organization served. In addition, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Year winner will be announced at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner and will receive a $4,000 grant. Nominations forms are available at atlantafalcons.com/communityquarterback from June 15 - Nov. 15, 2012.
4TH ANNUAL DAZZLE AND DINE
Dazzle and Dine honors women currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer as well as breast cancer survivors for their continued effort in fighting against breast cancer. Honorees will receive a special day of pampering on Oct. 2 and will be recognized at the Oct. 14 Falcons vs. Raiders game. Nomination forms will be available at atlantafalcons.com/dazzleanddine from Aug. 13 - Sept. 7.
FALCONS FIRST DOWN FOR FITNESS PRESENTED
BY KIMBERLY CLARK
Falcons First Down for Fitness presented by Kimberly Clark is an interactive program designed to challenge students, in grades three through seven, to be active at least 60 minutes, five days a week. This three-month program incorporates components of the NFL's Play 60 campaign, the American Heart Association and Fuel Up to Play 60 nutrition program available through the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association (SUDIA). Teachers can register from July 2 - Aug. 17 at atlantafalcons.com/firstdownforfitness.
SYMETRA HEROES IN THE CLASSROOM
The Atlanta Falcons and Symetra will recognize teachers across the state of Georgia for their selfless commitment to education and dedication to Georgia's youth. Sixteen Heroes in the Classroom will be selected throughout the 2012 regular season. Each teacher will receive $1,000 to go towards school supplies and will be recognized during an on-field presentation at a 2012 regular season home game. Log onto atlantafalcons.com/heroes for more information.
COACH OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY RUSSELL ATHLETIC
The NFL and the Atlanta Falcons will recognize twelve high school varsity head football coaches around the state of Georgia for their hard work and dedication to making a difference in student-athletes lives on and off the field. Each winner will receive a plaque signed by Head Coach Mike Smith and a $1,000 grant from the NFL's Youth Football Fund to help his school maintain and upgrade its football program. Nomination forms will be available atlantafalcons.com/coachoftheweek beginning Aug. 14.
CAPTAIN IN THE COMMUNITY PRESENTED BY RUSSELL ATHLETIC
The Atlanta Falcons will recognize outstanding varsity high school football student-athletes around the state of Georgia that demonstrate strong leadership skills both on and off the field. The program encourages student-athletes to continue to be leaders in their communities. Ten winners will be selected and their school will receive a $1,000 grant in the student-athlete's name to support future community initiatives. Nomination forms will be available at atlantafalcons.com/captaininthecommunity beginning Aug. 14.
YOUTH TEAM/CHEER SQUAD OF THE WEEK
The Atlanta Falcons will recognize youth football teams and cheer squads around the state of Georgia for their outstanding commitment to youth football and cheerleading. Teams will receive a grant in the amount of $1,000 to support their organization. Nomination forms will be available at atlantafalcons.com/youthteamcheersquad beginning Aug. 14.
FALCAN FOOD DRIVE SCHOOL CHALLENGE PRESENTED BY PUBLIX AND UNITEDHEALTHCARE
The FalCan Food Drive School Challenge presented by Publix and UnitedHealthcare is an opportunity for schools to help fight domestic hunger by collecting canned food and/or non-perishable items between Oct. 1 and Oct. 29, 2012. Participating schools will have the chance to win exciting Falcons prizes! Registration will be available at atlantafalcons.com/falcanfooddrive from Sept. 10-Sept. 14.
ATLANTA FALCONS JUNIOR CHEERLEADERS
Girls ages 5-16 will have the chance to perform during halftime of the Falcons vs. Giants game on Dec. 16 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons Junior Cheerleader program. Participants will receive performance attire as well as three instructional clinics taught by the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders. Log on to atlantafalcons.com/jrcheerleaders for more information.
TOYS FOR TOTS
The Atlanta Falcons will partner with O'Reilly Auto Parts and the United States Marine Corps to host its annual toy drive. On Dec. 16, before the Falcons vs. Giants game, fans are encouraged to donate new unwrapped toys or make a monetary donation to provide toys to children in need during the holiday season. Log on to atlantafalcons.com/toysfortots for more information.
READ WITH A FALCON
With the click of a mouse, kids of all ages can take part in a special story time and read alongside Falcons players and cheerleaders! Visit atlantafalcons.com/readwithafalcon to start reading today!
RISE UP ATLANTA
Join the citywide movement that lets you join the Atlanta Falcons in helping make Atlanta better - one day, one hour, one volunteer event at a time. Join thousands of volunteers around the city. All you have to do is pick an event and a time that works best for you. Sign up. Show up. And watch our beloved Atlanta Rise Up. Visit riseupatlanta.com for more information.