Atlanta's players, coaches, cheerleaders and staff joined wounded veterans to enjoy a day of fishing on Lake Lanier on Wednesday. Fishing with the Falcons is an annual event, and based on the tweets from the Falcons and others involved, it seems like everyone involved greatly enjoyed the day.
Long snapper Josh Harris gets it.
Can't wait to do some fishing with the team alongside the men and women who give us the freedom to do so! #fishingwiththevets— Josh Harris (@aujharris) May 22, 2013
Retired wide receiver Brian Finneran continues to participate in the event each year.
Ex-Falcons WR Brian Finneran generously gives his time every year to fish with veterans who protect our country. twitter.com/FalconsHistory…— FalconsHistory (@FalconsHistory) May 22, 2013
Falcons rookies were excited to be a part of Fishing with the Falcons.
Fishin with the soldiers at Lake Lanier! Game time! twitter.com/MalG93/status/…— Malliciah Goodman (@MalG93) May 22, 2013
Gon fishin out on lake Lanier with some of the Army vets from Iraq! Pretty sweet opportunity. It's about go be a great time— Ezekiel Motta (@zekemotta) May 22, 2013
Happy to be fishing with the Falcons and the U.S vets #Riseup— Kemal (@B4_Kemal) May 22, 2013
It wasn't just the players getting involved. Coaches and cheerleaders enjoyed the day as well.
Woohoo! Just caught a 32 inch Bass! 🐟🐟🐟 twitter.com/AFC_NatalieS/s…— Natalie S (@AFC_NatalieS) May 22, 2013
In general, the players seemed to view the opportunity to fish with wounded veterans as a privilege rather than an obligation.
Boat number 6 for this afternoons Fishing With The Falcons Wounded Warrior event! Thankful for the opportunity... twitter.com/bewing34/statu…— Bradie Ewing (@bewing34) May 22, 2013
Brian Banks(@BrianBanksFREE) May 23, 2013
AtlantaFalcons.com has a full gallery of photos from Fishing with the Falcons available.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank has high expectations for community involvement and service, and the Falcons organization continually demonstrates a commitment to serving others. It's just one more reason for fans to be proud of this Falcons team.