Turner, Dukes to celebrate ‘Keep Gym in School’ campaign

Running back Michael Turner to do some community work with the kids on Tuesday in College Park. - AP Associated Press

Running back Michael Turner to do some community work with the kids on Tuesday in College Park. - AP Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Michael Turner and NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes are set to help host a pep rally and minicamp for Camp Creek Middle School students to celebrate the “Keep Gym in School” program at 10 a.m. Tuesday in College Park.

The NFL Network and Comcast are the corporate sponsors.

The ”Keep Gyms in School”  campaign is a program to help boost fitness and physical education in America’s middle schools. It was developed for middle schools across the country who have been forced to cut physical education out of their daily curriculum.

The cuts come at a time when studies show that today’s youth are facing alarming rates of obesity and related diseases.

Each year, four middle schools nationwide are awarded grants to help supplement physical education for their students. This year, the NFL Network has recognized Camp Creek Middle School in College Park and they  will $25,000 as a grant recipient.

NFL Network's Jamie Dukes

NFL Network's Jamie Dukes

Turner and Dukes will lead more than 1,000 kids in a school-wide pep rally and then will go onto the field to lead students through fitness tests and football-inspired drills during an on-field minicamp.

Fulton County Commission chair John Eaves, Fulton County superintendent Cindy Loe and Comcast’s vice president of government & community affairs for Comcast’s Atlanta region Andy Macke will also attend the event.

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29 comments Add your comment

Season Ticket Holder

September 20th, 2010
7:35 am

Good community service! More attention is needed on youth physical fitness.

Ted M

September 20th, 2010
9:54 am

It’s amazing there still is no report on Norwood’s injury. What’s up w/that?

BOB

September 20th, 2010
11:11 am

Before anyone reads more into yesterdays win than is there-remember the big blowout of the 49′ers two years ago. the national media got caught up in the hype and the next thing you know the Falcons were deemed an NFL powerhouse. Well don’t believe your lying eyes.

Take away the unusual amount and timing of Arizona’s penalties and you have another Matt Ryan performance: overthrowing wide open recievers down field; locking in to one reciever on almost every pass play and the newest wrinkle in his play after the two inept Fox broadcasters remarking about his smarts, Matt runs downfield with the ball exposed and promptly gets it stripped ,stopping a scoring opportunity after a Cards turnover.

At best,with a healthy Michael Turner, this team will lucky to repeat last year’s 9-7 record.

PMC

September 20th, 2010
12:07 pm

Have the Falcons arrived as some kind of powerhouse team yet? No. Is it getting a little boring that the inevitable win or lose negative comments will be there? Absolutely.

41 pt win in the NFL. Everybody gets highly paid to play. When your team whips some tail…freaking celebrate for the first part of the week instead of lamenting. Geez. We can lament gap control on Wednesday or Thursday. We all know the issues. Let’s celebrate what went well for once.

Also… Gym in schools is a good thing. Excercising and doing something besides sitting at a desk all day is stimulating and helps focus.

Thanks Jamie and Michael

PMC

September 20th, 2010
12:07 pm

41pts AND a win…edit sorry.

Mave2124

September 20th, 2010
12:18 pm

Hey D-Led…make sure you do that film breakdown again…you worked it last week! And find out what is up with Norwood…should have drafted the kid the Chiefs grabbed!

Reid Adair

September 20th, 2010
1:17 pm

Thanks again, D-Led, for taking the time to share stuff like this with us. I think it’s great that Michael Turner and the other Falcons do so much for the community.

sleeze

September 20th, 2010
1:26 pm

Geez, BOB, how about a little cheese with that whine?

chc4

September 20th, 2010
1:37 pm

Not to be harsh but who really cares about Norwood’s injury? I suspect it’s bad but if not he’ll get hurt again once he returns. The guy makes Chris Chandler look like a warrior. Jerious is just so brittle.

truth

September 20th, 2010
1:44 pm

BOB……..nevermind you’re to dumb to understand.

TC

September 20th, 2010
4:33 pm

4 former quarterback’s that the Falcon’s drafted started in the NFL this weekend.

FalconDoc

September 20th, 2010
5:06 pm

BoB.

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Sid

September 21st, 2010
8:51 am

So, will New Orleans be able to get up for the Falcons arrival in the Bayou after a short week and a tough game? I like our chances! Brees proves once again that he is no fluke but SF QB Alex Smith opened my eyes, maybe he needs the wind to throw like that. Fortunately the only wind in the Dome will be the flatulence of the 49er fans Oct. 3rd. But back to New Orleans this Sunday, apparently Bush broke his leg which was probably weakend by his rush to give his Heisman back. I hate that for him but that certainly helps the Falcons with one less dimension to their offense. I think the oddsmakers will make the Saints 3 point favorites, basically home field advantage.

truth

September 21st, 2010
8:56 am

Defend the screen and any team (well maybe not the Lions) can beat the aints. Their fans wont admit it but this team will soon be exsposed once they play a good team. ie: The FALCONS!

Sid

September 21st, 2010
9:32 am

Bob – the national media got caught up in the hype…..?? There is never any national media about the Falcons silly goosette………!!!

PMC

September 21st, 2010
10:03 am

Word from the Saints locker room is they aren’t admitting whether or not Bush’s leg is broken they are just going to let him take 6 weeks off out of respect…you know…for the position.

Jamie's Cryin' WHAA WHA

September 21st, 2010
12:35 pm

DUKES showing his face in town?

The masterblabbermind behind the rumours that the Falcons had lost confidence in Matty Ice after week one??

The commentator who, when he speaks on NFL Network, causes my dog to bark and run out of the room because his screeching voice hurts his (and my) ears???

That one????

Section 108

September 21st, 2010
12:44 pm

D-Led, can you find out what was up with all the empty seats throughout the visitor side mezzanine club seats?? Are those corporate bought-out blocks?? How embarrassing for a home opener!!!

Halsey

September 21st, 2010
1:08 pm

Can someone tell me what’s going on with Jerious Norwood? He looked like he hurt his leg and was carted off the field on Sunday. Haven’t heard/read a word about it since.

Section 108

September 21st, 2010
1:37 pm

I heard an ACL. Not likely that he is coming back anytime soon………

tim

September 21st, 2010
2:38 pm

Although J Dukes is showing up at a pep rally……..he’s still a fat conceited racist.

FrontRow

September 21st, 2010
3:29 pm

tim – he ain’t fat no more – GI bypass.

chc4

September 21st, 2010
4:13 pm

Norwood is out for the year. In similarly shocking news, the sky is blue.

PMC

September 21st, 2010
5:09 pm

Jerrious being Jerrious. He needs to get with Hines Ward. All ACL’s do is break apparently. You don’t really need one in the NFL.

Notgood

September 21st, 2010
5:30 pm

Cut him. Dimitri Nance looks good now. Too bad he’s a cheese head now.

Dre-day

September 21st, 2010
5:41 pm

Alert: Jerious “Paper Mache” Norwood is out for the season!!

Tom Pridemore was tuff

September 21st, 2010
5:46 pm

It looked like he tripped over his own feet on TV….I don’t mean to sound like a hater….just sayin…the Falcons will be okay Jason Snelling is “the truth”….get better JN sorry you got hurt man….

DawgDad

September 21st, 2010
5:47 pm

Losing Norwood will hurt. The Falcons lack an explosive back who can attack the edges, run the third-down draws and slot/check-down routes, create separation in the red zone, and return kicks. I like Snelling a lot, but he doesn’t do these things anywhere near as well as a healthy Norwood. The top teams have multiple weapons of various skill-types; this creates a void in the Falcon’s arsenal not likely to be filled until next year’s draft.

It’s too bad. Never once doubted Norwood’s effort or commitment; he plays like a winner.

joewhite

September 21st, 2010
6:45 pm

I liked what i seen sunday but that was what we suppose to do against a bad team, now the challenge is to play like that against the the defending champs and it hurts me to say the saints are the defending champs. I expect us to come out and blow the game open with turner running not tap dancing. THIS GAME WE MUST WIN TO TAKE THE DIVISON PERIOD. Oh yea saints fan were coming too, I will be there saturday/