Atlanta Falcons Alumni Buddy Curry Finds Purpose Post Career

Buddy Curry, a former Atlanta Falcons linebacker (1980-87), knew that he wanted to make a difference once he was done playing football. That difference came in 2002 when he started Kids & Pros, a 501 (c)(3) character-based youth sports organization that engages retired NFL Players in their communities to teach football fundamental skills & character lessons to youth ages 7 – 13.

The philosophy of Kids & Pros — “to bring communities together through a series of week-long football experiences”– and the motto of Kids & Pros — “developing character and skills through athletics”– are grounded in five core life principles: sportsmanship, integrity, excellence, perseverance, and teamwork.

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