Falcons to take part in football camp today in Gainesville

Falcons owner Arthur Blank welcomes safety William Moore to last season's mini-camp, May 8, 2009.  (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

Falcons owner Arthur Blank welcomes safety William Moore to last season's mini-camp, May 8, 2009. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC).

Falcons safety William Moore and defensive linemen Vance Walker and Trey Lewis will participate in an Atlanta Falcons Gatorade Junior Training Camp as part of the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation Fitness Zone program at 3:30 p.m. today in Gainesville.

Peria Jerry (94) and Vance Walker (61). (Curtis Compton/AJC)

Peria Jerry (94) and Vance Walker (61). (Curtis Compton/AJC)

The camp will be held at the Positive Place Boys & Girls Club.

This free football camp, a program geared towards children in third through sixth grade, will stress the importance of proper football technique and promotes physical activity as well as proper hydration.

Moore, Walker and Lewis will be coaching the children through the various stations and will teach them different football techniques.

The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation and the Hall County Boys & Girls Club have a relationship through the Atlanta Falcons Fitness Zone program. This program reaches nearly 10,000 kids each day in year-round fitness programming, and currently operates in 40 sites in metro Atlanta and Hall County.

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Blue Fender

May 19th, 2010
8:35 am

Maybe we can coach ‘em up to be the next Falcon draft class!

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Oregon Falcon

May 19th, 2010
9:19 am

William Moore is participating? Uh-oh. William, please drink lots of water the day before, get a good nights sleep, stretch, wear good shoes and avoid all contact.

Falcons 4 Life

May 19th, 2010
9:37 am

I agree Oregon……lol…funny post

Chop Buster

May 19th, 2010
9:59 am

It’s good to see our guys out giving back to our young people. It means the world to somee of these kids to meet and interact with the NFL players. It let’s them see that they’re just like they were at one time–and they too can achieve the same thing with hard work aand dedication.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

May 19th, 2010
10:21 am

This kind of program is responsible for my being able to write this (along with my 9 books, various lectures and workshops – nationwide & abroad).

I know that were it not for programs like this, I would be dead or in prison. My only exposure to positive role models as a youth, I shudder to think where I’d be without my heroes of old.



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10:44 am


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11:56 am

Terrance Moore

May 19th, 2010
1:14 pm


May 19th, 2010
1:20 pm

Congrats Mr. Sims, Sr., more stories like yours is needed in our society as a whole.

Terrance X

May 19th, 2010
1:59 pm


May 19th, 2010
9:53 pm

I’m religious about hydration. Right now, our team drinks ionized alkaline water which has measurably smaller water cloisters! OK, this is the site which helps to explain it:
If you drop a tea bag in this water it gets darker faster. We bought an IE–500 Hydroanalytics gizmo and this is what we all drink. You can feel it pretty much right away. Hydration is real important for kids and adults too, no doubt.

Case Quarter

May 19th, 2010
10:19 pm

I agree with Terrance X. Good Job DOL.


May 22nd, 2010
5:19 pm

I’m glad to see that Jerry can pick his foot up that high! I hope he wasn’t injured for the season.