Babineaux to host hearing impaired youths on Sunday

091108  Atlanta - DOUBLE TAPPED - Washington Redskins quarterback # 17 Jason Campbell is hit from both sides as he is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive end # 55 John Abraham, left, and defensive tackle # 95 Jonathan Babineaux, right, for a sack during 2nd quarter action knocking him out of the game on the play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009.  Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

091108 Atlanta - DOUBLE TAPPED - Washington Redskins quarterback # 17 Jason Campbell is hit from both sides as he is sacked by Atlanta Falcons defensive end # 55 John Abraham, left, and defensive tackle # 95 Jonathan Babineaux, right, for a sack during 2nd quarter action knocking him out of the game on the play at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Curtis Compton, ccompton@ajc.com

FLOWERY BRANCH – Falcons defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux will host a group of youths from the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired’s Camp Juliena at the home opener against Arizona at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Georgia Dome.

This is the first time youths from the Camp Juliena for the deaf are attending a NFL game.

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity of Mr. Babineaux to reach out to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing youth in Georgia.  This is not the kind of opportunity they (deaf kids) get often,” said Bonna Lenyszyn, GACHI’s Director of Camp Juliena, a week-long residential summer youth camp for the deaf or hard of hearing which is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Babineaux has personally donated approximately $40,000 in prime lower level tickets and custom-made “Babineaux’s Unit” t-shirts to more than 33 Atlanta organizations.

Babineaux chooses organizations that provide assistance to Atlanta’s communities who have unique needs or experience hardship to help raise awareness for that group’s fundraising or volunteer needs.

For more information on the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired (GACHI) or Camp Juliena, visit www.gachi.org or email Lenyszyn at campjuliena@gmail.com.

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19 comments Add your comment

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

September 17th, 2010
8:06 am

Great story DOL its great to hear about the good the players do in the communtiy most of the media only reports the bad.
thank you !!!

Season Ticket Holder

September 17th, 2010
8:14 am

For his good deeds, Babineaux will get 2 sacks on Sunday!

tim

September 17th, 2010
8:34 am

Gee…..now we can have kids wearing T Shirts with the name of a dog killer and a druggie on them. We see right thru your sleaze Babineaux. You should be in jail. Who’s next?? Mike Vick Unit???

Prime lower level seats? It seems Mr Blank has a lot of tickets to sell…..

FrontRow

September 17th, 2010
8:45 am

Yeah Tim lots of tickets. Here’s to hoping you don’t occupy one of the seats.

PMC

September 17th, 2010
8:55 am

This is great, I hope it’s packed and loud so they can feel the energy in the stadium. I’m kind of suprised Jamaal Anderson isn’t in on this one too. Great thing you are doing here Babs!

smokemonster

September 17th, 2010
9:01 am

That would certainly taint his finely crafted criminal image!

FrontRow

September 17th, 2010
9:02 am

I’ll be satisfied with a double team on every play.

D Falcons

September 17th, 2010
9:10 am

Babs is back. Good for the defense. Now, the Falcons need to trade for and sign Vincent Jackson.

UK THOROUGHBRED

September 17th, 2010
9:40 am

I hope he does not kill any of these kids dogs.

smokemonster

September 17th, 2010
11:13 am

Maybe he should host a one on one class with you for the Style impaired. Get on out of here with that Bow-tie Alfalfa.

not doofus

September 17th, 2010
11:28 am

It was one dog and it was to protect his child, so why all of the hateful comments?

Barbara

September 17th, 2010
11:58 am

These pro thugs don’t do anything good for the community until they get caught doing horrific things. Shirts with his name, of course, it’s still all about him in the end. Using charitable causes to benefit your lousy self isn’t charity. They can’t fool all of us, can they?

Kem

September 17th, 2010
12:16 pm

These guys can’t win. A lot of the sports figures do good work in the community that is not published. For those who are complaining, what are you doing?

Jackie

September 17th, 2010
12:26 pm

Quick let’s canonize the dog killing, doper and make him into Saint Babineaux. This is just another publicity stunt to try to rehabilitate the image of a low rent thug in order to help him cash in on endorsements. I hope everyone sees through this crap and avoids anything that has to do with this bum.

Julius

September 17th, 2010
1:09 pm

First of all I will like to say its great to see Babineaux doing something great for the community especially the youth. Second, I will like to say that everyday I sit and read the AJC and see how certain readers criticize players day in and out. I will like to ask these individuals have they ever done anything in their life that was negative or against the law. By no means am I supporting individuals that violate the law but we all have to face the fact that we are human beings and sometimes we make mistakes. I would really like to look in the locked closets of the individuals who are always writing these harsh remarks and see whats inside. I guarantee you that the same people who criticize have done in the past or doing now worst things than any player in Atlanta sports history have every thought about doing. Last, I can’t wait to be apart of the crowd in the Georgia Dome to see our Atlanta Falcons. They will rebound from last week and go on to have a great season. Go Falcons !!!!!!!!!!

anonymous fan

September 17th, 2010
2:07 pm

Well said Julius…

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
4:17 pm

what??????????

hiramsaint

September 17th, 2010
6:14 pm

KSUnate

September 21st, 2010
10:20 am

My wife is the Camp Director for the deaf youth and she attended this event including accompanying the kids into the locker room after the game to meet Babineaux and the other players. She shared with me that the Falcon’s players were very friendly and really made the day very special for all of the kids. Whatever you believe his motives to be, Babineaux did a good thing for these kids.