Atlanta Falcons Support Girls’ Flag Football in Tuscaloosa County
The Atlanta Falcons have stepped up to help support young female athletes across Alabama. Grants from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation will assist 25 high schools across Alabama in launching flag football programs for young girls.
AHSAA assistant director and director of football Jeff Segars is excited for the opportunity to help young female athletes in Alabama.
"We are grateful to the NFL and especially the Atlanta Falcons for their support to help bring girls' flag football to the AHSAA and our high schools,” Segars said.
Two of those 25 high schools receiving support from the Atlanta Falcons are in Tuscaloosa County -- Brookwood High School and Holt High School.
Though more than 86 Alabama high schools currently offer girls' flag football, the sport itself won't officially be AHSAA-sanctioned until the 2024-2025 school year.
“It’s is so popular," Atlanta Falcons Community Relations Director Amanda Dinkel told WBRC.
"It is growing like wildfire. The girls love it and the passion is out of this world. It’s one of the fastest growing sport in our state with around 250 high school programs with flag football.”
Alabama High Schools Receiving Grants from the Falcons in 2023
Alma Bryant High School Mobile
Anniston High School Calhoun
B.C. Rain High School Mobile
Baker High School Mobile
Boaz High School Etowah
Brookwood High School Tuscaloosa
Calhoun High School Calhoun
Citronelle High School Mobile
Cleburne County High School Cleburne
Daphne High School Baldwin
Davidson High School Mobile
Gadsden City High School Etowah
Grissom High School Madison
Holt High School Tuscaloosa
John L. Leflore Magnet High School Mobile
Lanier High School Montgomery
Mae Jemison High School Madison
Mary G. Montgomery High School Mobile
McAdory High School Jefferson
Prattville High School Autauga
Satsuma High School Mobile
Selma High School Dallas
Shelby County High School Shelby
Theodore High School Mobile
Vigor High School Mobile
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