Youth Weekend Events Kick Off XFINITY Camp

The opening weekend of 2013 Russell Athletic Atlanta Falcons Training Camp is a special one was the Falcons celebrate Youth Weekend, with plenty of activities for kids visiting camp

Youth Weekend will mark the first event during the opening weekend of 2014 XFINITY® Atlanta Falcons Training Camp. The Falcons invite youth ages 17 and under to participate in activities Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 at the team training facilities in Flowery Branch, one hour before each open practice.

The fun activities planned for all children attending this year's event consist of The Falcon Walk on Saturday, three daily activities, and a separate contest each day.

The Falcon Walk, a parade with the team, will start just before Saturday's 3:30 practice session. The Falcons coaching staff will start the parade and will lead in the players from the gates of the facility to the practice fields, allowing kids to get an up close view of their beloved Falcons.

The three daily events planned will provide entertainment for all ages. The "AFC Autograph Zone" gives kids the opportunity to meet and receive autographs from Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders. "Look Like a Pro" offers bright-eyed kids the chance to touch and try on authentic equipment worn by Falcons players. The "Quarterback Toss" provides a fun way to test the skills of kids by throwing a football at targets like quarterback, Matt Ryan.

On Saturday, the "Helmet and Jersey Frenzy" contest gives kids the opportunity to win Atlanta Falcons jerseys or mini helmets autographed by Falcons players.

The "Rise Up and Football Flurry" contest on Sunday offers kids the chance to wear their youth football uniform, cheerleader uniform or Atlanta Falcons colors. Any kids wearing the appropriate attire will receive their choice of a mini-football or pom-pom. During this time, all kids will also be able to enter one time to win an autographed Atlanta Falcons football.

For both contests, the start time is one hour before practice begins, and entries will no longer be accepted once practice starts. The winners from each day will be randomly chosen and listed at the end of practice on the community page of the Atlanta Falcons website at www.atlantafalcons.com/community.

Please note all activities are subject to change or cancellation. In the event of inclement weather, all youth weekend activities will be cancelled. Photo opportunities will be available for select activities if you provide your own camera.

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