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Falcons Publicist Takes Talents to Dallas to Honor Fathers and Promote Family

Falcons Publicist Takes Talents to Dallas to Honor Fathers and Promote Family

FLOWERY BRANCH – Atlanta publicist, LaTonya Story, who represents Curtis Lofton and Mike Peterson; both of the Atlanta Falcons, hosted The National Football Players Father’s Association (NFPFA) 10th Anniversary event on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at The Atrium at the Granville Arts Center in Garland, TX during Super Bowl XLV weekend. 

Hosted by the City of Garland and Mayor Ronald E. Jones, the city welcomed the parents of current and retired NFL Players. This year’s honorees included Tim Brown, Retired NFL Player, 9-time Pro Bowl selection, 1987 Heisman Trophy Winner; Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard, Leonard Davis; NFPFA President and Founder, and Samuel McNabb (father to NFL Quarterback Donovan McNabb).

Cody Barger Selected As 2010-11 Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

Cody Barger Selected As 2010-11 Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

North Hall senior, Cody Barger was recently selected to be The Gatorade Company, in conjunction with ESPN RISE’s 2010-11 Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.  Barger is the first Gatorade Georgia Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year to be chosen from North Hall High School. 

The 5-foot-10 senior raced to the Class AAA individual state championship this past season with a time of 15:35.91, leading the Trojans to second place as a team. Barger placed 16th at the Foot Locker South Regional championships in 15:20.00. He captured first place at the NEGA Championships, the Berry Invitational Class 1A-3A race, the War Eagle Invitational, the West Hall Invitational, the Warpath Invitational, the Hall County Championships, the Alexander/ASICS Invitational, the Runners Fit Mountain Invitational, the Carrollton Last Chance meet and the Region 8-AAA meet this past fall.

Falcons Captain performs on-field wonders, But also gave back to over 50 Charities in 2010

Falcons Captain performs on-field wonders, But also gave back to over 50 Charities in 2010

Atlanta, GA--  The Falcons have risen up to be Division Leaders and are fully on their way to a deep NFL playoff run.  Jonathan Babineaux, veteran Defensive Tackle, must believe in "paying it forward" and that good things come to those who give back because in 2010 he has given back to over 50 charities in local area.

As of January 2011, Jonathan Babineaux has donated to 51 community and non-profit organizations.  Jon babineaux donated home game tickets and special T-shirts.  Babineaux created his “Babineaux’s Unit” as a means to simply say “Thank You”.  Jonathan purchased approximately $40,000 lower-level tickets and custom-made t-shirts for Atlanta’s non-profit community organizations.

Field of Dreams Baseball Begins Today

Hall County Parks and Leisure Services’ Field of Dreams fall baseball season officially beings today.  Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves mascot, will be on site this Tuesday to surprise the children participating in the league.  Stop by for a chance to snap a picture with one of the area’s favorite mascots.

Participants will meet at the field on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for the next six weeks. Registration is required, although, there is no fee to participate. 

Located in Alberta Banks Park, the “Field of Dreams” is a place where every child can play! Complete with a rubberized, accessible baseball field and playground, this sports complex even meets the needs of children with physical and developmental disabilities.

Field of Dreams is open to all school aged children and participants do not have to reside in Hall County.

Tony Gonzalez Reenacts 1,000th Catch

Saturday, at the Atlanta Falcons Practice Facility, Tony Gonzales will reenact his 1,0000th career catch with the winner of his “1000th Catch” Twitter Contest winner, Clayton Jones.

Tony Gonzales along with this nutrition company All Pro Science, held a twitter contest, in which, fans tweeted Gonzalez explaining why they deserved to win. The winner received an autographed game glove and a trip for two to Atlanta to re-enact the catch with Gonzalez.

The Falcons tight end made his 1,000th career catch in Pittsburgh during the September 12th game against the Steelers, making Gonzalez the only tight end in league history with 1,000 receptions. The Falcons plan to commemorate Gonzalez’s catch by declaring September 19, 2010, “Tony Gonzalez Day” at the Georgia Dome and by holding a brief ceremony in honor of his 1,000th catch.

Falcons Gear Up for Winning Season

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons don’t have to answer that same ol’ question: Hey, guys, when are y’all actually going to have two winning seasons in a row?

Yet it’s the way they view getting a 44-year-long monkey off their backs that provides the best insight into why this long-suffering franchise may have finally turned the corner.

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