With the Falcons’ improbable run to an NFC Championship this past season, the sports world has taken notice of Atlanta as a force to be reckoned with in the sport of football. Neither the speed, the athleticism nor the talent that catapulted the Falcons to an appearance in Super Bowl LI were on display June 17 at Henderson Park as a group of dads hit the gridiron for the Inaugural Tucker Father’s Day Football Game.
The six-on-six flag football encounter was the brainchild of Tucker resident Charla Halverson. Halverson, a mother of four young children, organized the game as an effort to help fathers in the community truly enjoy their holiday with the game they love most.
“My husband always goes above and beyond every Mother’s Day and I wanted to do something extra special in return,” said Halverson, who publicized the event through the Facebook group Moms of Tucker. “The Moms loved seeing their husbands out there. It was nice to see them doing something on their special weekend they could all enjoy together.”
The game ended with the Black team scoring a pair of second half touchdowns to pull away for a 30-14 victory over the White team. The dads now have 364 days to nurse their injuries and get ready for next year’s contest.