PHOTOS: Best of 2018 - Atlanta Falcons Community
Under the guidance of Owner Arthur Blank, who believes in the power of sports to not only bring people together, but to allow us to act as a catalyst for building community, the Atlanta Falcons prioritize community outreach. Take a look back at some of our favorite moments of giving back in 2018.
PHOTOS: Falcons thank coaches that encouraged them from high school to NFL
Several Atlanta Falcons players recognized their high school coaches this month through the Falcons’ 'Thank You Coach' program. The coaches were treated to a relaxing weekend in Atlanta with visits to the team walk through in Flowery Branch and the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
PHOTOS: Irvin, Trufant, Defensive Line each host "Shop with a Pro" for youth
The Falcons defensive line, DE Bruce Irvin and CB Desmond Trufant were among those who hosted their own "Shop with a Pro" event this holiday season to give back to a variety of youth groups throughout the city of Atlanta.
PHOTOS: Players sing carols at children's hospital
Atlanta Falcons players, family, staff and cheerleaders sang at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston Hospital to brighten the spirits of the kids there this holiday season. The group also signed autographs and handed out teddy bears as they went room-to-room caroling.
PHOTOS: Falcons recognize players for community commitment
The Atlanta Falcons Community Honors Dinner presented by Georgia Power recognizes the community accomplishments of players, as well as recognizing the Falcons Walter Payton Man of the Year and the Falcons Salute to Service Award winner.
PHOTOS: Falcons Bows and Pros presented by Mattress Firm
Just two days after the Falcons got the win over the Arizona Cardinals, they were back at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the third-annual Bows and Pros presented by Mattress Firm. 100 Atlanta Public School students were surprised with a winter wonderland complete with Atlanta Falcons players, cheerleaders, Freddie the Falcon, Santa Claus and a personalized locker full of gifts.
PHOTOS: Scottish Rite Caroling 2018
The Atlanta Falcons visited Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital to sing carols with Santa, give autographed posters, and Falcon teddy bears to the kids.
PHOTOS: 32 images to show the Brotherhood is #DylanStrong
The Falcons show their support for the Pike County community during their time of sorrow, including a practice walkthrough , a game attendance and a special jersey tribute.
PHOTOS: Falcons raise awareness with custom cleats
Atlanta Falccons players and head coach Dan Quinn are taking part in the NFL's initiative, My Cause My Cleats, to raise awareness about charities and humanitarian efforts that they are passionate about. Take a look at a few of the cleats that will be worn on Sunday in this gallery.
PHOTOS: TAPS families visit Flowery Branch
The Atlanta Falcons host TAPS families at their practice ahead of the Salute to Service game this passed Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
PHOTOS: TAPS Welcome Dinner
The Atlanta Falcons host a welcome dinner for TAPS families ahead of the Salute to Service game this Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
PHOTOS: Gold Star Wives
The Atlanta Falcons treated Gold Star Wives to a special evening in Atlanta in appreciation of their family’s sacrifice. The evening included pampering at a nail salon and dinner with Atlanta Falcons players.
PHOTOS: Falcons Visit Clay National Guard Center
The Atlanta Falcons visited Clay National Guard Center and took part in a Blackhawk helicopter flight with service members, along with serving lunch and hosting a meet and greet for service members and families on base.
PHOTOS: CHOA Halloween visit 2018
Falcons players have fun in costume and handing out treats during their visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite Hospital for Halloween.
PHOTOS: Falcons host Make-A-Wish experience
Atlanta Falcons host Make-A-Wish Kid, Alex, to a weekend he will never forget; including spending time with his all-time favorite athlete, Matt Ryan.
PHOTOS: Falcons fans at Sweet Auburn Music Festival
Falcons fans enjoying the Sweet Auburn Music Festival on Oct. 6 had the opportunity to meet Falcons Cheerleaders, Freddie Falcon and Falcons Legends, Lawrence Sidbury, Jr. and Brian Finneran.
PHOTOS: Dazzle and Dine 2018
Ten women who are currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer or are breast cancer survivors were honored Tuesday night during the Falcons' annual Dazzle and Dine event. Here are photos from the day of pampering.
PHOTOS: Hometown Huddle 2018
On Tuesday, October 2, the entire Atlanta Falcons roster, along with Owner & Chairman Arthur Blank, President & CEO Rich McKay and the Women’s Association, engaged in community outreach activities across 11 different Atlanta locations for the annual Hometown Huddle.
PHOTOS: Falcons Friday kick off rally
Falcons fans flocked to Atlantic Station Friday evening ahead of the first home opener at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday against Carolina.
PHOTOS: Home Depot Backyard Ribbon Cutting
Get the grills ready, we will see you on Sunday at the Home Depot Backyard. Located directly next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Home Depot Backyard is a beautiful 11- acre green space.
PHOTOS: Atlanta Falcons travel to Stockbridge to host a Moms Football Academy
The Atlanta Falcons treated over 170 women to a night out of football fundamentals, skills, and drills at Stockbridge High School.
PHOTOS: Julio Jones surprises young leukemia survivor
WR Julio Jones surprised 8-year-old Dylan with autographs and gifts before the Falcons last preseason game. After a long battle with leukemia, Dylan finished treatment in February of this year. Dylan came from Kentucky to meet Julio through Make-A-Wish.
PHOTOS: Falcons Host SWAT Team to a VIP Experience at AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons treated Atlanta’s SWAT Team to a VIP experience at AT&T Training Camp where they had a private viewing area, meet-and-greet with Atlanta Falcons players and enjoyed a catered breakfast.
PHOTOS: The Atlanta Falcons host Georgia high school football programs to every AT&T Training Camp practice
The Atlanta Falcons hosted 10 Georgia high school football programs to a VIP AT&T Training Camp experience.
PHOTOS: Local Cancer Patients Enjoy AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons hosted local cancer patients and their families to a VIP experience at AT&T Training Camp.
PHOTOS: Falcons Honor Families of Fallen Heroes at Military Day
Atlanta Falcons welcomed 24 TAPS (Tragedy Assisted Program for Survivors) families to Military Day at AT&T Training Camp where they were treated to a VIP experience throughout practice. Following practice, Atlanta Falcons players presented each family with a with a camo jersey off their back.
PHOTOS: Falcons Honor Walking With The Wounded Military Veterans
Atlanta Falcons treated military veterans from Walking With The Wounded to a VIP experience at AT&T Training Camp during their pitstop as they continue their 1,200 mile trek across the US to raise awareness for invisible wounds of war.
PHOTOS: Big Brothers Big Sisters VIP AT&T Training Camp Visit
Big Brothers Big Sisters continued their mentorship during a VIP experience at the Atlanta Falcons AT&T Training Camp.
PHOTOS: NFL FLAG football teams take the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Four flag football teams from Georgia Elite Sports Academy served as exhibition entertainment prior to the Atlanta Falcons: Together We Rise open practice in Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
PHOTOS: Falcons Host Homeless Military Veterans to AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons hosted a VIP experience at AT&T Training Camp for military veterans from the Veterans Empowerment Organization, an organization focused on helping homeless veterans on their road to self-sufficiency.
PHOTOS: Atlanta Police Department, Atlanta Firefighters and Hailey Visit AT&T Training Camp
Atlanta Falcons hosted a group of police and firefighters from the metro-Atlanta area to a VIP experience at AT&T Training Camp. Hailey Dawson stopped by on her way to throw out the first pitch for the Atlanta Braves to raise awareness for Poland Syndrome.
PHOTOS: Atlanta Falcons travel to Montana to host a youth football camp
Atlanta Falcons Guard, Ben Garland and former Atlanta Falcons players traveled to Montana to host a three-day youth football camp for over 300 youth!
PHOTOS: Falcons visit troops in Iraq
Happy Independence Day, Falcons fans. Today we celebrate our freedom and those who make such great sacrifices for it. Falcons CEO Steve Cannon, head coach Dan Quinn, players Matt Bryant, Ben Garland, Alex Mack, and a pair of Falcons cheerleaders spent several days visiting U.S. troops in Iraq during a tour with the USO.
PHOTOS: Fishing with the Falcons
Atlanta Falcons players, Legends and celebrities hosted wounded military veterans to a weekend of deep sea fishing for the 11th Annual Fishing with the Falcons held in Orange Beach, AL.
PHOTOS: Falcons host PLAY 60 combine in Toronto
The Atlanta Falcons hosted a PLAY 60 Rising Star Combine in Toronto, Canada to help get youth active. Take a look at photos from the event here.
PHOTOS: Rookies visit The Center for Civil and Human Rights
The 2018 Rookie Class had a powerful experience with the Falcons University program at The Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta. The visit was followed by a trip to Antico Pizza.
PHOTOS: Falcons rookies spend evening with veterans
The 2018 Rookie Class spent Wednesday evening swapping stories and painting living spaces with veterans at the Veterans Empowerment Organization.
PHOTOS: Rookie Club Dinner at Mercedes-Benz Stadium
The 2018 Rookie Club was hosted at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the annual Rookie Club Dinner. Alumni and current players spoke to the group along with community guests.
PHOTOS: GA high school coaches huddle up
On April 19th and 20th, more than 100 Georgia high school football coaches attended the Atlanta Falcons High School Coaches Reception and Huddle presented by Daktronics to network and learn from various presenters.
PHOTOS: Falcons host Moms Football Academy
On Friday April 13th, more than 100 women attended the Atlanta Falcons Moms Football Academy. The night was filled with information sessions and on-field drills with Atlanta Falcons players Quincy Mauger and Kemal Ishmael.
PHOTOS: Falcons celebrate Gold Star Wives Day
The Atlanta Falcons treated 12 Gold Star Wives to an all-expenses paid weekend including a champagne toast at Cynthia Rowley, mini-makeovers at NARS & dinner with Falcons players at American Cut Steakhouse.
PHOTOS: Falcons read to fifth graders
Falcons players surprised a class of fifth grade students on Read Across Georgia day. The guys helped the kids pick out books, read to the class, played games and gave out ice cream sandwiches.
Falcons surprise 100 students with winter wonderland
The Atlanta Falcons second annual Bows and Pros presented by Mattress Firm took place at Mercedes-Benz Stadium last Wednesday. The Atlanta Falcons surprised 100 Atlanta Public School students with a winter wonderland.
Falcons hit the sticks with military personnel
The Falcons hosted military personnel at Falcons HQ to play video games with Falcons players and virtually with soldiers currently serving overseas. The event was part of Salute to Service week, presented by Zaxby's.
Falcons Host Salute to Service HS Football Game
The Falcons hosted a Salute to Service game, presented by Zaxby's, at the Grovetown High School home game against Lakeside. Grovetown High School football players will be surprised with the jerseys moments prior to kickoff.
Celebrity Server Dinner hosted by Vic Beasley
Atlanta Falcon players act as celebrity servers at a dinner hosted by LB Vic Beasley for the Rally Foundation.
LOOK: Matt Bryant hosts TAPS families at Zoo Atlanta
Kicker Matt Bryant hosted TAPS families to a behind the scenes tour at Zoo Atlanta. AMB Group CEO and TAPS board member Steve Cannon was in attendance.
LOOK: Falcons make impact in community during Hometown Huddle
The Atlanta Falcons participated in the NFL-wide Hometown Huddle initiative on Tuesday by visiting 12 different locations in Metro Atlanta to give back to the community.
Vic Beasley throws out the first pitch at the Braves game
Vic Beasley stopped by SunTrust Park to throw out the first pitch before the Braves game against the Rangers. The game was not played due to rain, but that didn't stop Beasley from hanging out with the Rally Foundation.
LOOK: Matt Ryan, Falcons make a wish a reality
Benjamin Dendy's wish was to meet Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. Benjamin joined the Falcons as Honorary Game Captain vs. Arizona Cardinals and was treated to a surprise day of golfing with Matt Ryan.
LOOK: Falcons honor families of fallen heroes
Sunday was Military Day at 2017 AT&T Atlanta Falcons Training Camp. The team welcomed more than twenty families who have lost a loved one that was serving our country.
The Falcons Create An Off-Field Impact
Our athletes always look to improve themselves, but most importantly, look to improve the days of others. Patients of a local hospital who have been diagnosed with cancer came to training camp to spend a day with the Falcons.
Westside Youth Learn Football From The Best
Children from the Westside of Atlanta took a trip to our Flowery Branch Training Facility, where they met with our Falcons, and learned the ins-and-outs of flag football.
The Falcons Make Wishes Come True
Our very own athletes made dreams come to life at our training camp facility in Flowery Branch. The Falcons hosted families from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, where they met with their favorite players.
Falcons Show Gratitude for those who Rise Up for Us
The Atlanta Falcons always remember those who protect us day in and day out, and our very own athletes wanted to show their gratitude. Some of our city's finest First Responders took a visit to Flowery Branch.
Falcons Training Camp Hosts Atlanta Missions
The Atlanta Mission Organization was in for a special trip at the training facility in Flowery Branch. Not only were they able to watch their favorite athletes practice play after play, but also create priceless memories.
Dimitroff helps kids build their own bikes
GM Thomas Dimitroff combined his passions for cycling and giving back - all with the help of Future Wheels and the YMCA. At the East Lakes YMCA, Dimitroff helped 25 kids build their own bikes.
Youth Coaching Clinic Macon
The Atlanta Falcons held a youth coaching clinic in Macon, GA to ensure children receive the best and safest football experience. This Falcons clinic taught youth coaches safe tackling, and more.
Youth Football Clinic Montana
The Atlanta Falcons host a two-day Youth Football Parents and Football Clinic at Montana State University to teach youth athletes and parents proper football techniques.
Youth Coaching Clinic Columbus
The Atlanta Falcons held a youth coaching clinic in Columbus, GA to ensure children receive the best and safest football experience. This Falcons clinic taught youth coaches safe tackling and more.
10th Annual Fishing with the Falcons
Last week, the Atlanta Falcons spent an afternoon fishing with injured military personnel. This year's event marks 10 years of honoring service members with a day of fun and friendship on the lake.
The Atlanta Falcons 2017 rookies knock down some pins with the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Lanier. The rookies and kids enjoy a day of bowling, arcade games, and bonding at Dave & Busters.
Brotherhood means making an impact on the field, but most importantly in the community - and our rookies are eager to join in. The Falcons rookie class of 2017 teamed up with the people of the Atlanta Mission organization.
Falcons Participate in Rally on the Runway
Vic Beasley served as the honorary chair for the eighth annual Rally on the Runway. A few other players joined in on the fun. The event benefits the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research.