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.

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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.

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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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