For as long as I’ve covered the team, the Falcons have remained focused on giving their time and energy to worthy causes around the Atlanta metro area and beyond. That tradition continues on June 16, when current and former Falcons will support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta by participating in their Fashion Play fundraising event.
Former Falcons receiver Harry Douglas will host the event.
“I’m thrilled to be hosting Fashion Play,” Douglas said, via a release from the team. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta is doing amazing work in our city, and as an Honorary Big Brother I try to do whatever I can to promote their mission. We’ve had a great response from other alumni players and I’m excited to see everyone on the catwalk on June 16.”
Mike Davis, Josh Harris, Grady Jarrett and Isaiah Oliver are the current Falcons players who will join the event virtually to talk fashion and football.
“It’s super important to pour into someone and to be encouraging to somebody because we all have bad days,” Grady Jarrett said via the team. “There are people, who when you’re down, bring you back up and keep you level-headed. It’s super important that the things that are poured into you, you pour into somebody else because all knowledge is here to be shared.
“Without this organization, a lot of kids won’t know where you get that guidance, and a lot of people who want to pour into young kids, they need guidance on where to help too. So, for Big Brothers Big Sisters to bring that all together, it’s just amazing.”
Freddie Falcon, the Falcons cheerleaders, and a surprise guest will also be participating in the event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network for children in need. The goal is to provide a support structure for children to increase their confidence, avoid risky behaviors, and achieve educational success. The metro Atlanta chapter provides mentorship opportunities for about 1,200 children in 12 counties on an annual basis.
A limited number of tickets are available for the event. You can purchase those or make a donation to support the work of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta here.