NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Recently signed free agent wide receiver Harry Douglas was recently honored at the Peach of an Athlete Role Model Banquet at the Cobb Energy Centre for his outstanding character and involvement in the values and programs of the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
New Titans WR Harry Douglas was recently honored by the Atlanta area Boy Scouts of America. (Photos: Boy Scouts of America)
Annually, the banquet is held to honor amateur and professional athletes, along with community leaders who exemplify the same values as scouting and demonstrate a positive role model for the area's youth. Douglas was awarded the prestigious Professional Award, an honor given to a professional athlete who demonstrates the qualities of responsible citizenship and commitment to the scouting programs.
"We are so impressed with Harry's impact on the greater Atlanta community and thrilled to welcome a person of such high character into the Titans family," said Tina Tuggle, director of community relations for the Tennessee Titans. "The entire organization congratulates Harry on this award and we really look forward to welcoming him to Nashville."
Douglas shared his gratitude on social media stating, "It was an honor to be recognized and to receive an award for being a role model in our society."
Other notable athletes who have received the award include Matt Stinchcomb, Champ Bailey, Calvin Johnson, Sam Graddy and Brad Johnson.
Titans Online looks at the career of new Titans WR Harry Douglas, who began his first seven NFL seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. (AP Photos)
The honorary night brought together over 500 people and included a silent auction, in which the Titans made a contribution, to help raise funds for the Boy Scouts of America.
During his time in Atlanta, Douglas made a tremendous impact on the community. He was involved in numerous community initiatives, including the Ice Bucket Challenge, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and March of Dimes. In addition to his community service, Douglas and his brother, Toney, founded The Douglas Brothers Foundation, an organization that serves underprivileged youth in their hometown of Jonesboro, Georgia.
For more information on Boy Scouts of America, visit www.scouting.org.