Chestnut Mountain, Ga. – A break in the rain gave not only the sun a chance to shine, but the Atlanta Falcons a chance to shine at another sport – fishing. The players came to Eagle Ranch children’s home in Chestnut Mountain to spend time fishing, playing games, signing autographs, and talking with boys at the Ranch. All the excitement and activities worked up appetites amongst the boys and players, so they retreated to the Ranch’s lakeside pavilion for a pizza dinner.
More than 10 players from the Atlanta Falcons Rookie Club spent the afternoon at the Ranch.
“We are grateful for these athletes taking the time from their busy schedules during the season to show their support for Eagle Ranch and spend time with the children,” said Eddie Staub, founder and executive director of Eagle Ranch. “Our boys were excited and encouraged to meet and interact with the Atlanta Falcons players.”
Christopher Owens, cornerback for the Atlanta Falcons, commented, “I wanted these kids to understand that we all have challenges that we have to face in our lives. I grew up in California, and it wasn’t always easy for me. I know these kids encounter challenges daily. Im glad that our entire rookie class got a chance to come out. You can definitely tell the kids really enjoyed having us there. It was great to come out and spend time with them.”
Pictures from the event can be seen on Eagle Ranch’s Facebook page.
About Eagle Ranch
Eagle Ranch works with children in crisis, focusing on family restoration and reunification. Since its founding in 1985, the Ranch has served over 700 boys and girls, providing Christ-centered home life, counseling and education for the children on a 270-acre campus in southern Hall County. Through its global outreach program – the Wings Initiative – Eagle Ranch also equips others called to develop homes for children in need. For more information, contact Eagle Ranch at 770-967-8500, or log onto EagleRanch.org.