Have you ever daydreamed of throwing the perfect pass like Atlanta Falcons' Matt Ryan or jumping up to catch a ball in the end zone like Julio Jones? On Friday, sixty Georgia Power linemen had the opportunity to do just that – live out their NFL dreams with a flag football game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium (MBS) in Atlanta. The linemen, selected for their leadership skills and overall performance, came from all over the state to play in the flag-football championship. Six teams played in a championship series coached by former NFL players that once appeared on the Atlanta Falcons roster including Rod Coleman (defensive tackle), Terance Mathis (wide receiver), Fred McCrary (fullback), Jerious Norwood (running back/kick returner), Chris Owens (cornerback) and Josh Vaughan(running back).
For the game, line crews were divided into six teams based on their work location in the state, with Team Black from Metro Atlanta being the ultimate victor! "This is a great time to celebrate the hard work our linemen do with a fun activity with their family," said Danny Lindsey, senior vice president of power delivery. Besides running yards on the field at MBS, linemen also had the opportunity to go on a behind the scenes tour of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United locker rooms, enjoyed lunch at the SunTrust Club and had their pictures taken with Freddie the Falcon and several Falcons cheerleaders.
Lineman Appreciation Month
For the seventh year in a row, Georgia Power is joining with the state's other electric utilities to celebrate and thank lineworkers across Georgia in honor of National Lineman Appreciation Month. Linemen work in communities throughout Georgia daily, but their work is especially evident following spring and summer thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and snow and ice storms in the winter.