FALCONS ANNOUNCE WEEKLY COMMUNITY AWARD WINNERS FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26

Falcons Announce Weekly Community Award Winners for Week of September 26

The Atlanta Falcons are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 High School Coach of the Week and Captain in the Community presented by Russell Athletic, as well as the Youth Team of the Week and Cheer Squad of the Week for the week of September 26.

*High School Coach of the Week presented by Russell Athletic: *Tim Hardy of Mountain View High School located in Lawrenceville, GA has been selected as this week's NFL High School Coach of the Week. This past Friday night, Mountain View lost a close game to Peachtree Ridge 28-17.  However, the team beat previously ranked Mill Creek High School the week before 9-7 clinching its first win of the season. 

Each week of the season, the winner of this award will receive a plaque signed by Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith and a $1,000 grant from the NFL's Youth Football Fund to his school's athletic department.  The coaching staff will also receive Coach of the Week sweatsuits along with Coach of the Week t-shirts for members of the football team. 

To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Captain in the Community Program, please visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com/community/youth-football/ 

*Captain in the Community presented by Russell Athletic: *The Atlanta Falcons Captain in the community winner is Chris Bier, a tight end/linebacker at Forsyth Central in Cumming, GA.

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/community/youth-football/

*Youth Team of the Week: *The Youth Team of the Week is the Parkview Panthers, a nine-year-old team located in Duluth, GA. 

This program recognizes outstanding youth football teams around the state of Georgia through mid-November. Each winning team's organization will receive a grant in the amount of $500 courtesy of the Atlanta Falcons and the NFL's Youth Football Fund.

To submit a nomination for the Atlanta Falcons Youth Team of the Week program, please visit http://www.atlantafalcons.com/community/youth-football/  

*Cheer Squad of the Week: *The Cheer Squad of the Week is the Walker Wildcats, a 14-year-old cheerleading squad located in Ludowici, GA. 

This program recognizes outstanding youth cheer squads around the state of Georgia through mid-November. Each winning squad's organization will receive a grant in the amount of $500 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/community/youth-football/

For photos and additional information on the 2011 winners, please check out "Spreading Our Wings", the Falcons Community blog on atlantafalcons.com.

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