Saturday, September 6, 2008

Falcons Join with Georgia Dome to Honor Georgia High School Football

The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Dome today announced a collaboration honoring high school football programs throughout Georgia. New for the 2008 season, the Atlanta Falcons Salute to Georgia High School Football provides opportunities for all Georgia High School Association (GHSA) football programs to be recognized at a home game at the Georgia Dome.

“High school football is an integral part of our sport,” said Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay. “Our Salute to Georgia High School Football allows us to reconnect with the roots of our game, and encourage the next generation of players and coaches.”

In addition to recognition at a Falcons home game, each of the 384 GHSA-recognized high school football programs will provide their individual team helmets to be prominently displayed at the Georgia Dome. The Dome is leading this installation project, which will be a permanent display of pride highlighting the significant contributions of this segment of the sport.

"We're thrilled to host the state finals this year and it's our goal to have the helmet display completed in time for kickoff of the first game,” said Carl Adkins, Georgia Dome General Manager. “We have a great relationship with the GHSA and are very proud to have this opportunity to salute high school football in the Dome."

The Falcons Salute to Georgia High School Football also includes a luncheon at the conclusion of the high school football season, which coincides with state tournament finals at the Georgia Dome. In partnership with Levy Restaurants, the Falcons and the Dome will host all high school head coaches for this luncheon that will also be attended by Atlanta Falcons coaches. The club will select and recognize a Georgia High School Coach of the Year in each GHSA division, and will award many great prizes.

The program concludes in Spring 2009 with a special coach’s clinic hosted by Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith held at the team’s Flowery Branch training facility.

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