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Fishing with a Purpose


Atlanta Falcons president Rich McKay, head coach Mike Smith and some of his assistant coaches, Falcons cheerleaders and alumni, including former wide receivers Billy "White Shoes" Johnson and Michael Haynes, as well as local media talent, paid tribute to wounded military veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan during a fishing outing and cookout at Lake Lanier on Wednesday.

In its fourth year, Fishing with the Falcons affords each veteran an opportunity to be paired with Falcons on individual fishing boats in an attempt to compete for various prizes, such as the most catches, the largest striper fish, the largest spotted bass fish and the least amount caught.

Each local fishing guide involved in the event donated their boats and fuel for the event.

The day was followed by a special cookout courtesy of Outback Steakhouse with Smith.

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