Chauncey Davis helping to fight childhood obesity

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas, right, Chauncey Davis, second from right, and Curtis Lofton, left, try to tackle New York Jets' Braylon Edwards during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Atlanta Falcons' Stephen Nicholas, right, Chauncey Davis, second from right, and Curtis Lofton, left, try to tackle New York Jets' Braylon Edwards during the third quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Falcons defensive end Chauncy Davis hosted a special field day event for more than 300 students at Coan Middle School in Atlanta last Thursday.

The physical fitness event was sponsored by The Chauncey Davis Foundation. Nike, DTLR and Cardio Kids. The was to encourage the youth to stay physically active.

“We know the best ways to combat diabetes and childhood obesity is through diet and exercise,” said Davis, whose mother lost her leg due to complications associated with diabetes. “There is no better gift I can think of than the gift of life through promoting healthy lifestyles and exercise year round. Whether it’s running, playing basketball or jumping rope, there is always an easy way for kids to stay active.”

Davis is expected to be on hand with the Falcons start their organized team activities on Tuesday.

Davis, in a reserve role in the Falcons defensive line rotation, finished last season with 25 tackles, 1 sack, four tackles for losses, two quarterback hurries, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

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Rikus

May 24th, 2010
8:42 am

Good to see another Falcon doing his part in the community.

PaulieOldSchool

May 24th, 2010
10:05 am

I like the fact that so many members of this team are active in the community and “giving back”. As I understand it, no one has to tell them to do it, either, which is even cooler. Way to go, FALCONS!
BTW, dying for the beginning of training camp! Need my football fix.

FalconsFan284

May 24th, 2010
11:36 am

It all started with Warrick Dunn and since his time here the Falcons have been one of the highest character teams with some of the most generous players. Well except for the Vick guy.

ricknole

May 24th, 2010
2:34 pm

Another Former Nole getting it done!

Erik

May 24th, 2010
3:58 pm

Great work Chauncey!

truth

May 24th, 2010
4:33 pm

What about use fat men?????

ben

May 24th, 2010
5:17 pm

Falcons blow it on Robinson: Dunta Robinson – 69 att, 582 yds, 8.4 YPA, YPA ranked 77th in league – losing Robinson is not a huge loss, as these totals are similar to what he has put up his entire career”

PMC

May 25th, 2010
9:31 am

Nice write up on OTA’s DOL. I’m very interested in how these new receivers work out this year.

Jamal Williams

August 26th, 2010
1:50 pm

Creative ways of combating childhood obesity can be achieved through technology. Children need to get this information through as many media as possible. You should check out this new app called KIDFIT (www.kidfitkids.com). It offers over 150 exercises that are designed specifically for kids and it’s being formally researched. Innovative, practical ideas like the KIDFIT app is what it’s going to take to eliminate the child obesity epidemic. Take a look!