The Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award honors volunteers in Georgia (ages 13 and over) who exemplify leadership and dedication to bettering their communities. Each month during the 2013 season, September through December, an Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback of the Month winner will be selected. Each winner will receive a $1,000 grant from NFL Football Foundation to support the organization served. Additionally, on Monday, December 16, each of the Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award winners will be recognized at the annual Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner and the 2013 Community Quarterback Award Winner of the Year will be announced.
The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce Garland Jones as the Atlanta Falcons Community Quarterback Award Winner for September for his volunteer work with Crowned for Victory, Inc.
In March 2012, Jones started a youth-led project called Back-N-Pack with Crowned for Victory, Inc. The food collected for Back-N-Pack is distributed weekly in over 130 backpacks and services over 2,000 refugee children in preschool through 5th grade, and their families. This project serves to help alleviate childhood hunger in distressed refugee families that represent over 60 different countries and speak over 52 languages. Since March 2012, Jones has raised over $4,500 and has collected over 16,000 pounds of food donations for Back-N-Pack.
Founded in 1996, Crowned for Victory, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization that connects with communities to provide programs and workshops for individuals and families with an emphasis on the importance of making right choices every day. Crowned for Victory's vision for rural and distressed communities is to help them create model communities that thrive economically, socially and educationally.