On Monday, November 11, the Atlanta Falcons hosted a ping pong tournament featuring active military, high school football players and Atlanta Falcons Rookies John Cominsky, Kaleb McGary, Chris Lindstrom, Lukayus McNeil, Carson Meier, Qadree Ollison, Kendall Sheffield, Jordan Miller and Olamide Zaccheaus.
“To be at an event like this, especially on Veterans Day, just honoring everybody that has served for us, it really shows our appreciation for everything they’ve done for this country. They went over to other countries and fought for us so we could live the way we live here.” – Running Back Qadree Ollison
“The military is a big deal to me. I’ve always really admired those who choose to serve and sacrifice. It’s awesome to be able to host an event and honor them like this. Invite a few service members out and show them a good time. They’ve sacrificed so much for us, it’s nice to give a little bit back.” – Offensive Lineman Kaleb McGary
The Atlanta Falcons hosted a flag football tournament between multiple Georgia military installations on Tuesday, November 12. Atlanta Falcons Jaeden Graham, Kenjon Barner, Grady Jarrett and Sharrod Neasman participated in the tournament as team coordinators.
“It’s pretty awesome. I’ve never had an opportunity like this. I’m very humbled and thankful that we had the opportunity to come up here and represent Kings Bay and the Navy and just being able to play with our military brothers out here. To be here with everyone else with the Falcons and the ones who support the Falcons, it’s unfathomable how excited I am and how happy we are to be here.” – Christopher Phagley, United States Navy
The Atlanta Falcons and Quinn’s Corps (Head Coach Dan Quinn and Stacey Quinn’s military non-profit) hosted a baby shower for expecting veteran mothers on Wednesday, November 13. The Atlanta Falcons Women’s Association attended as guests to mingle with the expecting mothers
Youth football camp
On Friday, November 15, over 30 associates from The Blank Family of Businesses came together to create care packages for homeless veterans currently at the Veteran's Empowerment Organization. The care packages included items such as gloves, blankets and toiletries.