February 02


Gov. Nathan Deal has proclaimed tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 3) as Falcons Friday, urging all state employees to wear Atlanta Falcons gear in support of the team’s Super  Bowl run.

“Falcons Friday”


WHEREAS:  On Sunday, February 5, Georgia’s beloved
Atlanta Falcons will play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, with the
winning team claiming the legendary title of “Super Bowl Champion”; and


WHEREAS:  Following the Atlanta Falcons’
record-breaking season under the leadership of Coach Dan Quinn and soon-to-be
MVP Matt Ryan, I anticipate Falcons fans celebrating their first Super Bowl
victory this Sunday; and


WHEREAS:  With NFL sack leader Vic Beasley Jr.
anchoring the defense, Devonta Freeman running the ball, the NFL’s best
receiver – Julio Jones – leading a platoon of talented receivers, and Alex Mack
and the offensive line protecting Matty Ice, the Falcons are set for victory
and ready to make history for the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia; and


WHEREAS:  From kickoff to the last play, the Atlanta
Falcons have given their all on Sundays throughout the 2016-2017 season, and
this weekend, Falcons fans will join in brotherhood as the New England Patriots
learn just what the “Dirty Birds” have in store; and


WHEREAS: After 51 long years of waiting, it is now time for
Georgia residents throughout the state and Falcons fans across the nation to
rise up in support of our Atlanta Falcons as they go to claim the Lombardi
Trophy; now


THEREFORE:  I, NATHAN DEAL, Governor of the State of
Georgia, do hereby proclaim February 3, 2017, as FALCONS FRIDAY in Georgia and
encourage all 103,706 state employees to dress accordingly in their favorite
Falcons attire. RISE UP!


In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused
the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 2
nd day of
February in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen.


Fridays are already Jeans/Casual Days here on the Authority campus, but Team members are  encouraged to take it up a notch in support of the Super Bowl-bound Atlanta Falcons.

Tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 3) we will observe Falcons Friday again, where employees are encouraged to don their work-appropriate Falcons gear and flair and wear the team colors of red and black to let the Falcons know we have their backs.

Image may contain: 8 people, people smiling, people standing

Send your selfies and department pictures of you and your co-workers decked out in Falcons regalia to: AMcNease@gwcc.com.

Coach Dan Quinn’s crew will take on the AFC Champion New England Patriots in Atlanta’s quest to bring home the Lombardi Trophy as Super Bowl LI is set for Sunday, Feb. 5 at Houston’s NRG Stadium.

Kickoff at 6:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on FOX.